Driving south from Paris

Apr 22nd, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Driving south from Paris

Looking for good destinations along the way, including hotel accommodation suggestions. Late June with partner and daughters (13 & 15) and three days of wanderlust.
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 09:10 PM
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Burgundy might be a good choice.

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Apr 22nd, 2013, 09:59 PM
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Driving south to where? Any idea of a budget?
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Apr 23rd, 2013, 12:24 AM
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Don't know where you are going, but I think driving over the Millau bridge is quite an experience.
You can stop in the Auvergne, at the Puy de Dome, on the way there. There's a vulcano museum there too, quite interesting.
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Apr 23rd, 2013, 02:17 AM
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Driving south of Paris is a very vague question. There are dozens of possibilities but since you only have 3 days of driving at your disposal you don't have much time so I would stay closer to Paris and limit your region to either the Loire or Burgundy.

If you want to learn about the Loire look at this thread:


If you want to learn about Burgundy look at this thread:

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Apr 23rd, 2013, 03:03 AM
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Have you considered taking a train somewhere and then driving around for a while?
But as FMT says, you can't really go too far.
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Apr 23rd, 2013, 04:57 AM
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Going southwesterly consider Chartres and the Loire Valley

More southerly via autoroute-- Vezelay, Beaune & Chateuneuf-en-Auxois, the latter having a lovely hilltop Relais du Silence Hotel next to the chateau. Beaune would be about 4 hours drive once you clear the city.
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Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:22 AM
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South where? That's a big question with a load of possible answers. And you won't get far in 3 days.
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