Tip #11 take the small roads.
N stands for Nationale, like the N21 that connects Agen to Villeneuve-sur-Lot.
D stands for Departmental like the D296 that leads from Ste.Colombe.
C stands for Commune or township roads- often single lane and rarely marred with white lines. I call these last one “the Driveways of France.”
When planning your next Road Trip in France, consider leaving your GPS on silent and learn to read the wonderful Michelin Maps of France. Taking the little French Roads will lead you to adventures, lovely flowered gardens, small village cafes and even a market or two.
F stands for Fleuve or River and is the ultimate way to see the French Countryside. Try the Seine, the Rhone, the Garonne or the Loire like below.
This is what you see when you go off the A roads in France. Oh, A stands for Autoroute- the fastest but not necessarily the best way to discover France. Besides, you never know who you will meet!
P.S. you have to pull off the road, stop and get out of the car.