French people are gonna be so mad about this. A country where the people aren’t exactly jumping up and down at the prospect of Americans visiting all summer surely won’t be pleased to learn that there’s a way we can visit, literally, the entire country for almost nothing. Which — while great news for any of us who’ve wanted to see the beaches of Nice, the bright lights of Paris, and the wine country of Bordeaux without having to make multiple trips — might not be the highlight of the year for locals.
But that’s the French’s problem. And the problem of the bus-and-train mavens at Wanderu. They did some digging and found the optimal bus routes to take through France that’ll have you stopping in 10 of the most beautiful, diverse, and delicious cities in the country for under $150. The fares they found were averages, so you might end up spending even less, or a little more. But you definitely won’t find a better way to see France on a budget.