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Train within France and to Belgium & General Timing Help

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Planning our honeymoon for August, 16 days including travel time to/from Toronto. Have had help in other topics as well, but am still stuck. Will likely have many more questions.

So far, itinerary is looking like

Aug 5-10 Paris (day trips to Reims and Versailles)
Aug 10-12 Loire Valley (likely based in Amboise)
Aug 12-15 Dijon (or Beaune? - we are trying to make this decision and finding it difficult)
Aug 15-17 Strasbourg (loved the idea of Colmar but seems difficult without a car)
Aug 17-20 Bruges (day trips to Ghent and Brussels?) (trying to get flight home from Brussels)

On a map, it looks like a nice journey from Loire to Belgium, but I'm having a hard time logistically. We would REALLY like to see all 5 places, but are worried there's not enough time, I thought about cutting out the Loire Valley but we want to see the castles, although we really only want to see 2-3, which is why I figure we don't need a ton of time there. If we were determined to visit all 5, would this be an appropriate amount of days to allot to each? We did recently do 7 cities in the same amount of time in Italy, so we do have a taste for moving around.

My main concern is trains. Whenever I search, I keep getting connections through Paris which seems counterproductive. We are willing to rent a car within the Loire to see castles, but would prefer not to the rest of the trip if possible.

And - can we get from Strasbourg to Belgium easily? It looks like the answer is no, but I am finding the website confusing.

Thanks in advance for all of the help you keep providing!

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