I am planning a holiday to south of France with my family of 4 ( 2 adults and 2 children age 5&3) lasting approx 7 days in May. We are planning to drive down after taking the ferry at Dover . The problem is I have not driven around France much- done city breaks to Paris, Lyon, Nice( used public transport). We would like to see the area and would be grateful for any advice regarding holiday planning:
Is it too ambitious to travel by car from Calais ?
What areas would you suggest we concentrate- a bit of history and scenic locales/ villages would be great ?
Would it be a good idea to book a cottage and drive around the area- if so where should I book a cottage to make the most ( I am acutely aware that France is a large country and at best I may be lucky to cover a province!). Any suggestions for websites to book cottages?
Regarding food would vegetarians have limited options while travelling into villages?( we had no problems in the cities).
Any suggestion would be great, thanks.