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30 days in France, Italy and Switzerland with 3 kids - advice please

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We are planning a trip to France this summer arriving at the end of June. We have 3 kids who will be 7, 7, and 9 when we go. It will be our first visit to France so we want to see a variety of things. We are flying in to Paris and were thinking of staying there 5 days to see the sights (Eiffel tower, Louvre, Notre dame, catacombs, Versailles, boat ride on the Seine) and then were thinking of heading down to the Loire valley to see some of the castles like Chambord, Chennonceau ans Clos Luce. Planning to rent a car and spend maybe 3 days in that region. We wanted to visit the Puy du Fou park to the west after that (maybe 2 days there) and Mont St. Michel for a day. So I've basically thought about the first 9-10 days of our trip and the route we want to take for that.

After that I'm trying to figure out the best places to go. I'd love some help with the rest of our itinerary. We would love to visit some cute villages and do some some family hikes maybe do some bike rides. My husband would love to spend a week on the south coast of France and maybe visit Cinque terre as well. We would love to see some of Switzerland and maybe pop over to Venice for a few days. We would prefer to stay in the same place for a couple of days since we don't like to move around too much. We like a relaxing trip, not too crazily rushed, where we can still see a lot of sites but not overwhelm the kids or ourselves too much.

Some of the other things that interest me, sorry if I jump around a lot:

-I've read about a train ride from Chamonix to Montenvers and a cable car ride to the Mer de glace glacier

-a glass tops train that takes you through the mountains near Switzerland (or in Switzerland, not sure)

-I remember visiting le Chateau de Chillon in Switzerland when I was a kid and I loved it, wouldn't mind taking the kids there

- visiting some of the caves with prehistoric art

- Seeing some of the roman-style ruins in Nimes

- Walking through some cute villages

- enjoying the beaches along the south coast

- visiting old castles

Can you please let me know where you suggest going.

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