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Paris to Nice road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Paris to Nice. If you're planning a road trip to Nice, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Paris
drive for about 3 hours

2:02 pm  Dijon
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:02 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:53 pm  Lyon
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Lyon
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:28 pm  Chateauneuf-du-Pape
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:28 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:32 pm  Aix-en-Provence
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:32 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:18 pm  arrive in Nice
eat at Le Negresco
stay at Welcome Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Paris to Nice questions

profile  Stef asked:
Must sees in Paris and Nice??  (11 answers)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Paris, France.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Dijon  (25 answers)
    Kir Lake  (2 mentions)
    Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy  (2 mentions)
    questions about Dijon:
        Great wineries and restaurants to visit in the Burgundy region of France.
        Where to stay in Dijon, France, as a solo traveler?
Lyon  (57 answers)
    Vieux Lyon  (2 mentions)
    Presqu'île Lyon  (2 mentions)
    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon  (2 mentions)
    Paul Bocuse Restaurant  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Lyon:
        Boulangerie de l'Ile Barbe
    questions about Lyon:
        What are the best areas to spend five days within driving distance?
        Do you have a place to eat good burgers in Lyon?
        Good places in Lyon?
        Driving and parking garages in Lyon
        Nice boutique hotel and restaurants
Chateauneuf-du-Pape  (6 answers)
Aix-en-Provence  (38 answers)
    Cours Mirabeau  (5 mentions)
    questions about Aix-en-Provence:
        Hotels and/or spas in Aix-en-Provence
        Sunday/Monday Dining in Aix-en-Provence?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Nice, France.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Nice?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Nice.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Welcome Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Lafayette  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Nice? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Nice?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Le Negresco, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Wayne's Bar  (2 mentions)
Sarl bulldog pub  (2 mentions)
Le Sansas  (2 mentions)
La Maison de Marie  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Nice? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Nice?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Vieux Nice  (4 mentions)
Le Chateau  (4 mentions)
Nice Old Town  (3 mentions)
Place Masséna  (3 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Nice. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Hannah from Portland asked:
What is a must do/see in Nice for a solo traveler in January?  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Nice.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Nice to Paris drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Paris to Nice. Or get a full Paris to Nice flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Paris well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Paris!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 579 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 34 minutes
Nice is the same time as Paris
745 Paris travel answers
25 Dijon travel answers
57 Lyon travel answers
6 Chateauneuf-du-Pape travel answers
38 Aix-en-Provence travel answers
62 Nice travel answers

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