Our section on road travel has a full guide to French driving law, plus some general tips for driving in Provence and for touring the region by camper van, the two fastest routes from Northern Europe - and, in our opinion, the very best route.

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Volkswagen camper van from 69 CampersWith its abundant campsites and well-kept roads, France as a whole and Provence in particular are ideally equipped for touring holidays. This is a guide to exploring the region in a Type 2 Volkswagen camper van.

Russell Crowe in A Good YearMany of the loveliest spots in Provence aren't accessible by public transport and unless you take a taxi - or explore the region by bicycle - you may well end up behind the wheel of a car.

The A7 Motorway in ProvenceProvence can be reached from the French Channel Ports or the Belgian border in around ten hours' driving time if you use autoroutes (motorways) the whole way.

French police badgeThese are the rules and regulations governing car and motorcycle driving in France, including important recent changes to the law.

Provencal road lined by plane treesYou may be a hurry to drive south. But perhaps you prefer to take your time and see some magnificent sights along the way. If so, this is the best route to Provence from Northern Europe.

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