Finalizing France Trip December 2013

Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Capitainetrain is cheaper than Rail Europe (everything's cheaper than Rail europe!), but its prices are exactly the same as SNCF. But no matter, you got your tickets.

There are dozens of possible day trips from Paris. Search this site for them, but here's a smattering:

Fontainebleau
Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chantilly and Senlis
Auvers-sur-Oise
Compiègne
Chartres
Giverny
Morey-sur-Loing
Reims
Epernay
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 03:31 PM
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Which are your favorites?
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 05:33 PM
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Chartres, Auvers-sur-Oise, Chantilly an Senlis, and Vaux-le-Vicomte. I also have a weak spot for going to lunch at La Maison Fournaise on thee Ile des Impressionistes.
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 06:46 PM
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We used Capitainetrain for our upcoming trip and it was a breeze to book our train tickets. We are taking the train to Strasbourg, but are staying in the Alsace area for four nights.
St Cirq gave some great suggestions for day trips. We chose Reims for a one day trip, but I really wanted to go to Vaux-le- Vicomte as well. They decorate the chateau with Christmas decorations and have lights in the trees on the grounds.
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Are Dijon or Tours too much for a day trip?
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Old Nov 21st, 2013, 02:54 AM
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lhenry, we went to Strasbourg last December on a day trip from Paris. It was about a 2 hour train ride but we thought it was worth it (just take something to read) It was snowing when we arrived and the Christmas decor and lights were beautiful. We were happy it got dark so early so we could experience the lights. We enjoyed walking around all of the Christmas markets and sipping the warm wine.

I wouldn't want to take a train that far every day of a trip but once was fine
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A day trip to Strasbourg during the Christmas season is fully worth it. The train takes 2h28.
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Old Nov 21st, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Yes, Dijon will take a day to see - don't miss the Owl Tour fr the tourist centre!
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