- 1. Through Italy to South France
- 2. Haute-Provence and Côtes du Rhône
- 3. Travel data, route and conclusion
Through Italy to South France
As already mentioned in other articles, we launched our first major road trip in Europe in May and went through Italy and South France. We passed through Switzerland and Northern Italy and along the Ligurian mediterranean coast to the south of France.
After a short detour to Nuremberg, we set out for Italy. We drove past Lake Constance through Austria and Switzerland.
In Italy we arrived at the first campsite at Lake Maggiore. At Lake Maggiore there are plenty of campsites, which are still barely occupied in May. You can easily find a campsite without having to book this time of the year.
The mediterranean coast of Liguria
Then we drove tothe italian mediterranean coast in Liguria. The landscape is really impressive and there are numerous beautiful medieval coastal cities such as Finale Ligure. In Liguria we stayed on a nice little campsite in Loano. Here are some impressions:
After a few nice days at the italian mediterranean coast in Liguria we went on to France to the Côte d’Azur. We crossed the border at the beautiful town of Menton:
Afterwards we directly to Monaco. In Monaco, there is an interesting tunnel system, in which we have lost our way several times. Still we found the Formula One circuit and the port of Monaco:
We did not want to spend much time in Monaco and quickly handed the city back to the rich and the beautiful. We had a different goal: the supernice medieval town of Èze.
Èze is really situated in a dream location. On top of a high rock right on the Côte d’Azur. Èze is a very small, winding city with tiny paths and alleys. You can not get there by car. The highlight of Èze is the botanical garden! The entry of 6 € (as of May 2016) is absolutely worth it! It is worth not only because of the plants, but because of the fantastic view.