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To Loire or not to Loire: Need advice!

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Hi all. I am taking my first trip to France in June with my family of six (four children ages 10-18). We will have 6.5 days in Paris. Prior to that, we have 4 days in London, and after Paris, 3 days in Switzerland. My current itinerary is:

Day 1) Arrive in Paris by Eurostar from London early afternoon; spend rest of it exploring the city.

Day 2) Paris sights.

Day 3) Day trip to Normandy by train with guided tour of various WWII sites.

Day 4) Versailles with bicycle tour.

Day 5) Paris sights.

Day 6) Day trip to Loire Valley via TGV to see Chambord and Chenonceau.

Day 7) Paris sights.

My dilemma is this: Should we do the day trip to the Loire valley on Day 6 or should we instead stay in Paris, giving us 4.5 days in the city versus 3.5 days if we go to the Loire. This being my first time to Paris, the last thing I want to do is "over schedule" our trip and thus not get to truly experience the pulse and feel of Parisian life. We don't want to rush around to see as much of the museums and sights as we can everyday (though I personally wouldn't mind it); as a family we'd like to meander about, enjoy the cafes, my girls want to shop, etc. On the other hand, I have heard from many that the Loire is not to be missed and it's relatively easy to get there by TGV (1 hour). I have reserved a private minibus tour that will take us to those two chateaux (I don't want to try to see more than that or it will be a blur).

Any advice from you seasoned travelers?

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