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Hello and advice please to help plan our visit

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I've enjoyed lurking on this site and would appreciate a bit of guidance. Wifey and I tend to stay away from the touristy things when we travel, preferring to drive the scenic back roads and meet the people of the area we are visiting. We'd rather have a meal prepared in a small family run inn then by a Michelin rated chef. If we can return home knowing a bit more about what it is to be French we will have had a successful trip.

I know we want to spend at least 4 days in Paris and Versailles because everyone needs to see Paris and Versailles. We want to spend a day or so visiting Normandy and pay our respects in the Cemeteries but we can probably skip the WW2 museums. A day for the Bayeux tapestries and driving along the coast to Mont St. Michel.

I’d like to work our way over to the eastern Rhone-Alpes area via Le Puy and spend a couple of days touring the Alps and working our way up to the old towns around Colmar. We would head back to Paris visiting the WW1 sites in Hackenburg and Verdun.

Now for the questions
Is the drive along the Loire from Angers to Tours with a stop at Chateau d Azayle Rideau special?

I am assuming that great local wines and Cognac are available everywhere in France so we can have our wine experience without a visit to Bordeaux and Cognac? We’ve seen a lot of wineries and distilleries over the years.

Have I missed any must see areas? I know this is all subjective but your opinions are appreciated.

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