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Jul 13th, 2010, 04:15 AM
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Advice needed - Dordogne or Basque Country?

My husband, 3 year old and I are going to France for 2 weeks early September. We have already booked a week in a villa in Collioure for the second week. We can't decide whether to go to Basque Country or Dordogne for the first week. Is it possible to do both ? We prefer not to drive too much. We like good food, wine, sitting by a pool/looking at a view. Any advice appreciated! (We will have a car, and I speak good French, if that makes any difference)
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Jul 13th, 2010, 05:42 AM
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Hi layla,

>Is it possible to do both ?<
Sure

Is it recommended, especially with a tree-year old?
NO

Enjoy your visit.

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Jul 13th, 2010, 05:53 AM
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Yes that's what I thought. While we have travelled a lot in France, we have never been to the Dordogne or Basque country. Which would you recommend to go to first?
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Jul 13th, 2010, 06:16 AM
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I think this is really a matter of personal opinion. If you like the beach then do the Basque country. However, since you will be on the coast in Collioure already this would be redundant. Personally I prefer the Dordogne and I bet most people who have been to both places would probably say the same thing. Buy some guidebooks and do a little research. When people ask the "should I visit here or there" question I think it's a question only the poster can answer based on what your tastes and interests happen to be.

I too would not recommend doing both regions in one week as each has enough of interest to keep one busy for an entire week.
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Jul 13th, 2010, 08:01 AM
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If you want variety, then the Dordogne is the obvious choice (it's the obvious choice to me even if you don't). No, don't do both. You won't be unhappy in the Dordogne.
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Jul 13th, 2010, 10:38 AM
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Thank you!!!
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Jul 13th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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