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Basel to Paris: Alsace, Reims or both on way?

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Hello! I am traveling to Basel for business mid-March and will stay on for three or four nights afterward to tour some of France before flying back to the US from Paris. Unfortunately DH can't take time off then so I will be traveling solo, which I am not adverse to (BTW I am mid-40's and would say I am an "intermediate level" traveler).

I have been to France before (twice to Paris and once to tour the Bordeaux region). So far I think my best options are to:
- Take the TGV from Basel to Paris and directly on to Reims for an overnight. I have researched train scheds and it looks like I could arrive in Reims by 2:00 at the earliest. If I did this I could have a late lunch, see the Cathedral and save the next day for visiting a few Champagne Houses (or visiting one Champagne House and then lunch/tasting in Epernay). I would then take the train to Paris arriving late afternoon/early evening where I would check in to a hotel for three nights before my flight home. This itinerary is easiest as it has the fewest number of hotels and does not require a car.
- I could take the train from Basel to Alsace (probably Colmar) for one night and then continue on to Reims for the next night, which would cut my stay in Paris down to two nights. This itinerary adds a level of difficulty (extra hotel, two extra train transfers) but affords me more of France (and its wine!) to experience.

I'd appreciate your feedback on these options or other suggestions. I understand that the wine route in Alsace has many more quaint options than Colmar if I am willing to rent a car, but is it worth it to do this when I will be alone and my main intent will be to taste some wine? Would you recommend two nights in either Alsace or Reims instead of one in each? Is it worth the stop in Epernay to taste Champagne along the main street there or would Reins afford enough of the Champagne region experience?

One other thing I should add is that I may tack on a night at a ski resort in Switzerland for a day of snowboarding before my meeting in Basel (adding another hotel/transfer/more baggage) if the weather cooperates.

Thanks in advance for any feedback (and please let me know if you have any questions)! Once I've worked out my itinerary and booked my travel I'll have questions about accommodations and restaurants so feel free to offer those too!

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