Best 3 day destination outside of Paris?

Old Sep 30th, 2008, 04:43 PM
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Best 3 day destination outside of Paris?

I have 3 days to spend outside of Paris...

I don't drive so it will have to be train-able from Paris and then back to Charles de Gaule airport
Should be a walking city/town. Im a good walker so I dont mind hilly streets. A town that has restaurants, b&b's, shops, markets, scenic views, water?
Open to any suggestions. Thanks! And pls include accomodations recommendation if you have one.
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Old Sep 30th, 2008, 06:07 PM
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What time of year ar eyou looking at?

Obvious option:

Nice

Strasbourg

Both have a lot to see/do either right in the city or easily reachable by local transit.
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Old Sep 30th, 2008, 07:31 PM
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A train goes from Lyon directly to CDG if that is a requirment; otherwise, I would vote for Strasbourg, but I think that new TGV will take you to Paris rather than to CDG.

And Lyon is an interesting city with a lovely old town, and considered to be a gastronomic center of France.
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 07:11 AM
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Hi V,

Strasbourg and Nancy

Dijon and Beaune

Lyon and Orange

Brussels and Bruges

Amsterdam

London

Marseille
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 07:28 AM
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A ditto for Lyon. Three days would be just right. Good restaurants, nice old town, great Gallo-Roman museum, art museum, roman ruins,etc..
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I vote for Brussels/Brugge,Ghent. The Thalys goes there non-stop in about 2 hours...from Gare du Nord to Brussels. Happy Travels!
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I have to vote for Lyon. It's a perfect 3-day destination. Wonderful sights, astonishingly good food, good museums, pretty place.
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And Lyon has great public transportation.
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Just noticed you asked for accommodation advice. We stayed at Hotel La Residence, just a block or so from Perrache station and Pl Bellecoeur. We walked to most places easily, the rooms were quite large and good reasonable breakfast.
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I stayed at la Résidence also and recommend it.
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Another vote for Brugges. I never have enough time there.

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Another vote for Bruges. Three days would be just right, and it is so different from Paris.
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How long in Paris?
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