2 days beyond Paris


Nov 9th, 2011, 07:31 AM
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2 days beyond Paris

After 4 days in Paris, we will have 2 days free before embarking on a river cruise to Avignon. Renting a car is possible. Any suggestions about an itinerary that would enable us to leisurlely experience quaint villages, food, open markets, wine, rather than larger cities? Would staying at a centrally located inn in the country side make sense, from which to take a couple of day trips?
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Nov 9th, 2011, 07:50 AM
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What time of year will this be?
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Nov 9th, 2011, 08:10 AM
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You could take a train to Strasbourg, rent a car there, and visit some of the villages in Alsace. Any of the charming villages would be a perfect base; I especially like Riquewihr and Kaysersberg.
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Nov 9th, 2011, 08:15 AM
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Or drive south towards Auxerre, Joigny in Burgundy. Therevare many quaint villages nearby such as Chablis, Semur, Nevers...
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Nov 9th, 2011, 08:42 AM
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Since you need to go to Avignon, Burgundy makes sense.

Most of the pictures are geo-tagged, which might help in figuring out an itinerary:
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Nov 9th, 2011, 03:19 PM
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For charming villages and countryside close to or away from Paris check out the terrific photo essays by regular poster FrenchMystiqueTours -
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