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I have 5 days to kill in France - what to do?

I have 5 days to kill in France - what to do?

Dec 23rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Glenmd, you had me at "Sorry for my..."

Hope you have a wonderful, well-planned trip~
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Dec 23rd, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Another vote for Le Puy which is also a pilgrimage town -- quite interesting and very friendly. Doesn't see a whole lot of tourists other than pigrims.

We also liked St. Jean de Luz on the coast, a pretty little seaside town that should be quite peaceful at that time of the year. Maybe a good place to relax before tackling the trail.

I envy you walking the Camino -- have a wonderful adventure!
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Jan 2nd, 2013, 10:14 PM
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OK, for the record, I settled on 4 nights in Toulouse and 2 in Bordeaux.

Thanks for the assistance and especially for the good wishes. The Camino is the point of this trip, and so very different from my usual vacations. Usually I have everything planned out in some detail, but the only plan I have after stepping out the door of the albergue in St Jean Pied de Port is to arrive in Santiago de Compostela. It might take 4 weeks, it might take 6 (or even 7), I will see as I go.
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Jan 2nd, 2013, 10:25 PM
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You do realize that you've done it again, right? You've "settled" for Toulouse and Bordeaux. Poor guy. ;-)

I hope you enjoy your experience of the Camino, no matter how long it takes, and I hope you enjoy your time in Toulouse and Bordeaux, too.

BTW, I had a delightful meal in Toulouse at Le 19 back in 2011. Don't know if it's still worth considering.
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Jan 3rd, 2013, 07:59 AM
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Last year ('12) we had a great meal at Christain Constant's Bibent on the main square in Toulouse. We've had some nice dinners at Emile too. Best meal was near the airport at L'Amphitryon.

Stu Dudley
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Jan 3rd, 2013, 09:30 AM
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lol. I said settled on (as in, made a decision), not settled for (which indeed would imply accepting a less than ideal choice, and would probably lead to Kerouac meeting me at the airport to prevent my entering the country.)
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Jan 3rd, 2013, 04:05 PM
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That's a fine distinction, glenmd, but I must admit, it's a fair one. I'm glad you made such a wise decision and that Kerouac won't have to block your entry!
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