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itinerary advice for sw France

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We are making preliminary plans for next Sept. The plan is to fly to Paris and train to Bordeaux for two nights. Then train to Agen where we will pick up a self cruise boat for one week with another couple. After that we will have 7-10 days to explore on our own. I was thinking of picking up a rental car somewhere around Condom and driving to Cauterets. I have read about the Gavarnie area and thought Cauterets would be a good base. From there drive to Pau, then St Jean Pied de Port and on to the coast before returning to Bordeaux. I will admit to being squeemish on narrow mountain roads so I was wondering if anyone was familiar with this area. Also, does this seem like a realistic itinerary?

Many thanks.

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