Try maps instead of navigation
On a recent holiday to France with my family, we rented a car, picked it up at the airport, popped in the destination on the nav and spent the next 3 hours blindly following an ‘Alexa-like’ voice telling me which way to go.
This really took me back to a road trip with my wife around a very similar part of France. Long before sat-nav or data roaming on Google maps was a given… we used maps! My wife was a terrible map reader, but when the time wasn’t an issue (I concede if heading back to the airport to catch a flight, getting lost is pretty low down on your list of priorities!), driving on familiar roads was so much more enjoyable without navigation.
You take so much more in and are much more alert to signs and roads enabling you to enjoy (hopefully!) the culture and surroundings far more than just staring at a screen on the dash and listening to directions/commands from a piece of tech.
I am not for a second suggesting that sat-nav doesn’t have its place or is a bad thing; however, it’s remarkably refreshing to find your own way. Plan a route before you head off, perhaps jot down some notes/routes/destinations to head for, and of course, take a map. The good news is that [the map] is always there to fall back on if you really do get lost, but I think so many people would enjoy driving more if they ditched the sat-nav for a road trip, or just getting around town!