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Toulouse & Paris Day Trips

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I thought I had it figured out. A lot of writing for a short question.

After OD'ing on day trips on our last trip, this time they'd be kept to a minimum.

Since our plane arrives in Barcelona (using AA air miles and this was the best flight closest to where we wanted to go for minimum air miles), and we were there once before (2003) I planned on 2 days with no day trips.

Toulouse. Haven't been before so planned 4 days, two of which are day trips to Albi and Carcassonne.

Montpellier. Were there a couple of years ago on a superficial day trip for part of the afternoon. We were taken enough by this city to want to come back and spend a couple of days here. No day trips.

Paris. Was able to get an excellent return flight from CDG to MIA. We've been to Paris 4-5 times but Paris is always good for a couple of days. Right?

We were in Bruges for a couple of days in 2006 and very briefly thought of an overnight, day trip (we'd keep our Paris hotel and just take with a small backpack) to Bruges until we realized it doesn't make sense to spend over 3 hours each way on a train for parts of two days and one night.

I came across a few words. Loire Valley & Chateaux.

We could take a train (we don't rent a car in Europe) from Paris to Tours, spend a couple of hours wondering around, take a train to Chateau Chenonceau, spend a few hours at the chateau and be back in Paris a little after 7PM for dinner.

Does that sound rushed? Is it worth it?
We could turn this into an overnight day trip to slow it down and add another destination or two.

But then, that would be adding a day trip. So, if I wanted to drop one from Toulouse, which gets cut? Albi or Carcassonne. Or neither?

Just thinking out loud hoping somebody will come up with an idea to tip the scales.

Thanks for listening (or reading).

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