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France & Belgium Honeymoon

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Hello,

My fiance and I will be honeymooning at the beginning of August for 16 days (including travel time) and are looking for a suggested itinerary. We initially did not realize how large and far apart the landmarks and must see areas in France are, and I'm now going crazy trying to plan a feasible trip for us.

We would like to start in Paris, spend 10 days in France, then head over to Belgium and spend 5 days between Brussels and Bruges.

We generally want to "see it all" but I am starting to sense that that will be absolutely impossible with our trip length and desire to see both countries. We would really like to stick to starting in Paris and ending in Belgium if possible, and especially would like to find an airport we could buy round trip tickets out of as it will save us hundreds of dollars (we are from Toronto). Paris seems like the best bet, but it seems a bit foolish to go all the way to Belgium and then backtrack.

This past summer we covered a LOT of southern Italy in the same trip length (Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Lecce, Matera, Amalfi Coast & Sardinia), but France is obviously much larger, and we are desiring a more relaxing trip for our honeymoon. We would like to not rent a car if possible, or at least only for a couple of days, as the Italy adventure really felt like we were on the road at all times.

We love history (I'm sure my fiance will want to see Normandy, Saint Michel), are MAJOR foodies, and, of course, adore wine and beer. I'd like a couple of days in the countryside doing the bed and breakfast thing if possible.

My thoughts so far are:
Fly into Paris, spend 5 days there including Versailles (Would Normandy be doable here?)
Train to a different Northern region for 5 days - There are so many recommended regions but all seem to be south (Provence, Riviera - I am sensing that they should be a trip for another time).
Train to Belgium from here?

We cannot afford 5 star accommodations but generally have pretty rich tastes when it comes to food and lodging.

I know that this is not the ideal time to travel in France, but being a teacher, it is non-negotiable for me. How will the weather be?

As you can see, we're lost.
Help, please!

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