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Old Jan 30th, 2015, 01:12 AM
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finally, an itinerary that seems ok..but still not sure

hello experts,

after all the reading and asking u guys I've planned for below tip to france with my guy and 2 kids..pls pls suggest me it it ok and any inputs will b great

28 th may – arrive cog at 8 a.m ..drive Cdg to Amboise
chl in hotel ( not decides ..suggestions welcome)
visit Clos Luce Mano and Chateau d'Amboise(if time permits)

29 th may -Chateau de Chenonceau and Chambord (exterior),blois (if time permits)
30th may -Zooparc de Beauval (Château de Chaumont) (if time permits)
31 sy may Chk out from amboise
visit -Jardins et Chateau de Villandry***( skip the interior), Azay-Le-Rideau***, and Chateau d' Usse** (exterior via a drive by).
Chk in chinon hotel ( not decides ..suggestions welcome)
1st visit, -Old Chinon** and the Chateau**. Fontevraud-L' Abbaye) Saumur Castle chk in hotel near puy du fou
2nd june park ( sleep hotel at la rochella)
3rd june – ile de re for day
4th june – la Rochelle
5th june- train to paris
still 11 th june
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Old Jan 30th, 2015, 01:16 AM
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pls suggest me
places to stay
car rental
which chateau should i see interiors and which just exteriors
bus or drive to ile de re?
where at ile de re
aquarium and what else at la rochelle
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Old Jan 30th, 2015, 02:13 AM
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rankasej,

What is your hotel budget? That would help with reccommendations for hotels.

Are you arriving CDG from a long haul flight? Are you experienced with reading road signs and driving left-hand drive cars? The distance seems reasonable (most direct route is 250km) but that route takes you right round the Paris périphrique (ring road) at rush hour. Okay, road signs are fairly straight forward but be prepared for temporary detours and signs describing up to the minute road conditions, etc., and most of all be prepared to crawl around Paris.

Depending on your situation, consider taking the train to Tours, picking up a rental car there for a very easy drive to Amboise. Here are some train options (St Pierre is the Tours tain station):

http://www.rome2rio.com/p/Paris-CDG/Amboise

Some of the chateau are sparsely furnished, I remember the interior of Azay as interesting, not an extensive tour and Chenonceaux as not having much furniture but walking in the gallery which extends across the river Cher is an experience.
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Old Jan 30th, 2015, 02:43 AM
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hotels approx 150 usd a night
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150 US$ is only about 130 euros - not a lot for lodging for 4 people. I would get started right away in finding places with family rooms that will fit your budget.
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I don't have specific reccommendations in your price range but booking.com comes up with various price quotes for a family room for three nights in May.

Have a look on www.booking.com
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