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Want to see the ALPS: Please give advice on driving from Italy to France

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My husband and I are trying to drive from northern Italy to Paris through the Alps in late June. We know it may be cheaper/easier to fly, but we would like to see some of the beauty and charm of the Alps and my husband really enjoys driving. I have been trying to research, but I seem to be getting more and more confused as to what we should do and would really appreciate any tips or advice!

I am not totally sure, but I think these seem to be a few of our options:

1. Start in Venice, head to the Dolomites for a night or two, and then head up towards Innsbruck, and then??? can we still cut across the swiss alps, or do we cut across germany?

2. Start in Milan, head across the Swiss Alps through the Bernese Oberland -- but there are many passes, and not sure which would be best?

3. Get to Nice, and then take the "Route des Grandes Alpes" through towards Lake Geneva and then, I think, through the Rhone Valley towards Burgundy and Paris.

My main question is... Are the three options equally beautiful?

Also, are there certain drawbacks to any of the routes?

Again, we're interested in beautiful scenery, charming villages, and maybe taking a short hike or two. Spending bulk of time in Italy and France, and just looking to spend a most a night on the drive across.

Thanks so much!
Dina

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