What's the best driving route from Marseille, France up to Nice?
In about 2 weeks I'll be driving from Marseille, France up to Nice. I am looking for the best route to do so. I would like to keep it as coastal and scenic as possible. If anyone can give me the best roads, routes, etc., that would be fantastic! What would you recommend?
- TinLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
If you're coming in 2 weeks time, from the 23rd August, you shouldn't face the worst traffic jams, many tourists leave by the 21st - 22nd August.
I'd take the A8 highway from Aix en Provence to Saint Raphaël. Then I'd take the Corniche Road till Monaco. There are 3 corniche's roads, one by the sea, beautiful scenery but takes lots of time, then 2 other ones, higher and with breathtaking views. You can see more details on the links below. In case of important traffic jam, you can always go back to the highway. You may find important traffic jams nearby Nice, even at the highway.
I'm in Sainte Maxime (on the seaside, 15' away of St Tropez), here the worst traffic jams are on the way to St Tropez. There are also traffic jams on the seaside road, between Ste Maxime and St Raphael, not very important and most of all during the morning because each town has its local market, by the road and there's people walking around, so you can't really drive fast.
I don't know how much time you have, if you'll visit nice towns and places like Aix en Provence, Porquerolles Island (crowded in August), Bormes les Mimosas, Cotignac, vineyards around Gassin (fantastic landscape from top of the town), Eze, Villefranche, Saint Paul de Vence.
Check the itinerary on http://www.viamichelin.com/Source(s): French
- CabalLv 78 years ago
You don't have much choice as this is a rocky, hilly area with few roads.
You have the old road going along the coast. Scenic as heck, but right now chokeful of tourists, cars and such and with traffic jams in every village you cross. You need to avoid traffic jam hours. If you're not in a hurry you can drive during the off time and stop and enjoy the visit during the jam time.
You can also take the motorway further inland.Source(s): French
- 8 years ago
- 8 years ago
Try going to RAC routefinder on the web. They can map it all out , times , distances etc. depending on your preferences.Source(s): Knowledge