4 day travel from Barcelona

Old Apr 23rd, 2019, 07:56 AM
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4 day travel from Barcelona

We are 60-50 age husband wife going to Barcelona May 7-14. I've been there twice but her first time. We've got 3-4 nights before a meeting in Barcelona May 13 and are considering a train into southern France or car rental to Catalonia Pyrenees or a combination of both. We enjoy historic trains also. Any suggestions for travel, destinations, local events, hotels are much appreciated.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2019, 11:37 AM
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well, if going to southern France you need no car - high-speed train goes to France - check some neat seaside towns and can take from Perpignan the fabled Little Yellow Train high into Pyrenees to La Tour de Carole - scenic route thru Pyrenees and from La Tour take scenic train thru mountains at start back to Barcelona. For lots on trains check www.seat61.com; BETS-European Rail Experts and www.ricksteves.com.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2019, 04:15 PM
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Have you considered the Costa Brava? it could fit your time frame well, as long as you don't need to rent a car within a day or so of crossing multiple time zones. And if you have any interest in Romanesque art and architecture, and perhaps a bit of hiking, a few days in the Pyrenees could be wonderful.

If you haven't already seen it, you might find some useful information in my trip report: Four Awesome Weeks in the North of Spain and Catalunya
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Old Apr 24th, 2019, 04:16 PM
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If driving up coast towards France - Figueras is a so-so (nice) city but is known for the Dali House Museum - if into Dali it's great and even if not it's great:

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