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My husband and I would appreciate help planning a leisurely drive through Burgundy on our way to Paris (CDG) from Grenoble in June. I am having a tough time choosing a route and deciding how many nights to stay in each place. I did a search and read some great trip reports but I'm having trouble coming up with a logical itinerary. A lot of the guidebooks show circular itineraries but we want to keep going and not backtrack.

Dates: we pick up our rental car in Grenoble on Sunday, June 23rd and turn it in at CDG, late afternoon on Saturday, June 29th. So 6 nights.

Background: we are in our 60s, have been to France 6 or 7 times, but not to this area in 35 years. This is the last part of a 4 week trip to Norway and France. Norway will leave us a bit battered financially, so we are hoping to keep lodging costs under $125-150US. Interests: good food and wine but on this trip no haute cuisine and no wine tasting, chateaux, scenic drives, picturesque villages, museums, shopping only in the sense that I like to wander up and down streets looking into a few shops. We like to try out our French. DH loves Roman ruins (so Autun?).

I've only come up with 2 nights in Beaune and maybe 2 nights in Auxerre or Vezeley. We've never been to Dijon, but wondered about the traffic. (We are still scarred by our encounter with Montpellier's one-way streets and our unintentional drive down the train tracks.) Then we need one night closer to Paris--Troyes?

Thanks so much!

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