Options between Nice and Paris

Jan 25th, 2013, 08:21 AM
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Options between Nice and Paris

Hi All,

Thank you much for your help before, I decided to start a new topic about where to go if anywhere between Nice and Paris. I am going in a 3 week trip between France and Italy from aug 1 to aug 22 and this was my planned itinerary.

Rome 5d
train to Florence 3d
train to Venice 3d
plane to Nice 2d
train to lyon 2d
train to paris 6d.

My question is, by being in Paris, I don't think I need to see Lyon, what other beautiful city between Nice and Paris would you guys recommend for a day, or half a day? I would maybe like to see a different city than Paris or Nice, maybe countryside?

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Daniel
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Jan 25th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Annecy, Beaune, Dijon are some of the options.
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Jan 25th, 2013, 08:39 AM
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You could visit a town or city in Provence such as Avignon or St. Remy or go to Beaune or Dijon in Burgundy. We visited both areas on one trip to France when we started in Paris and ended in Nice.
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Jan 25th, 2013, 09:07 AM
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Do you think one day is enough for either of those places? So the options are Avignon, St Remy, Dijon, Beaune or Annecy. Any preferences? what are the main differences?

Also, HappyTrvlr, did you do both of those in a day?

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Daniel
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Jan 25th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Beaune can definitely be seen in one day. Best to plan on being there market day.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...th/4083919264/
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Jan 25th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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Highly recommend if you chose Beaune to visit the Marche aux Vins and do their tasing in the cellars - highlight of our trips: http://www.marcheauxvins.com/vin-bea...e-tasting.html
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Jan 25th, 2013, 09:41 AM
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What's wrong with Lyon? It's by far my favorite city between Nice and Paris (though just a day there would be a pity).
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Jan 25th, 2013, 10:25 AM
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What's wrong with Lyon?

Nothing, but within the framework of this trip, wouldn't just one day spent in a city be better spent in a smaller one?
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Jan 25th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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I agree - haven't been following the workings of this trip closely. That's why I said a single day would be a shame. Beaune would be a better choice for a day, agreed.
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Jan 25th, 2013, 10:56 AM
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We spent a week in Beaune and in Provence, outside of Avignon. You certainly could "see" them in a day if you wished.
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Jan 25th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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So seems like the consesus i Beaune! Do you guys think 2 days is enough for Nice (I know once I see it i would like to stay there for weeks but...)
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Jan 25th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Also, any other critiques on my itinerary?
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