Paris and ... where else should I visit?

Old Jan 22nd, 2002, 08:53 AM
  #1  
Eric
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Paris and ... where else should I visit?

I'm planning on a 2 week vacation with at least 5 nights in Paris. Where else should I visit? Brugges and Brussels in Belgium look great - or would you recommend I spend the rest of my time in France. Any suggestions? Besides Paris, I would like to see historic villages and/or cities with beautiful architecture and excellent atmosphere. I'll be renting a car to get around. Thanks in advance.
 
Old Jan 22nd, 2002, 08:58 AM
  #2  
nik
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
dont go to brussels it is really boring and dirty. lille north of paris is a nice city and from paris it is only a few hours to amsterdam which is a city everyone should visit
 
Old Jan 22nd, 2002, 09:14 AM
  #3  
Grasshopper
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Eric, You will get LOTS of suggestions here. Let me start with Lyon (you can take the TGV there in 2 hours - no need for a car) which is an incredible city with a ton of history. Or the Loire Valley (again, I would take the TGV to Tours and then rent a car) and see the beautiful chateaux. Personally, I didn't think Brussels was at all boring or dirty and it's got all of the European Community buildings and Nato going for it as well as lots of historical areas. Finally, I really loved Strasbourg and the Alsace region.
 
Old Jan 22nd, 2002, 09:37 AM
  #4  
BTilke
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Much as I like living in Brussels, yes, much of it is dirty (especially compared to Switzerland where I am now) and boring to the tourist. Bruges would be a better bet, especially given Eric's preference for cities with beautiful architecture and atmosphere (to get the most of Bruges atmosphere, you must stay overnight; the city has a completely different feel when the mobs of day trippers have gone home).
 
Old Jan 22nd, 2002, 10:10 AM
  #5  
marj
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Take the train to Amsterdam (just a little further than belgium). Don't need a car in Amsterdam. It's a great little city.
 
Old Jan 22nd, 2002, 11:24 AM
  #6  
Bob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Don't miss Normandy!
 
Old Jan 23rd, 2002, 06:59 AM
  #7  
Joe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Bretagne!!
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO