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First family trip to Europe - which of these ideas?

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We are thinking about taking our first family trip to Europe in summer of 2014. Dh and myself (early 40s) and twin dds (will be 8.5). We would be able to take up to two weeks in summer (sounds like June might be preferable). We are interested in historic sites (castles and such) and outdoor activities. Less interested in art museums, and no interest in shopping. I have been to London and Paris (about 20 years ago), dh and dds have not left the US. I loved London, but was less enamored of Paris. We are choosing between some combination of UK and France for this trip.

Which of these ideas sounds like the best use of our time?

Stay in UK - London one week and then split week two probably either York/Edinburgh, or Bath/Wales (?)

Stay in France - Paris a few days, somewhere ?, then a week in Dordogne

Split - 5 or so days in London, a couple of days in Paris, a week in Dordogne

I know many will disagree, but I have no desire to spend a full week in Paris with my kids.

Interested in suggestions of places that might be a better choice, or suggestions of which trip would be the best use of our time. I have read guide books, but they aren't the same as having been somewhere!

Thanks!

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