Traveling all the way to France and just visiting Paris? Think again. France is a big, beautiful country, one of those places that are better explored by car. You’ll be able to soak up all the landscapes, to better understand the different regions and the country as a whole, and — this is the best part — to stop at every little village you fall in love with along the way.

Do you need some inspiration for your road trip around France? YouTuber Sam Kolder spent a week touring across the country with some friends and created this step by step guide on how to road trip around France. Watch the video, grab a map of France, and start planning your trip.