Paris + another area?

Jun 7th, 2005, 08:40 AM
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Paris + another area?

My boyfriend and I are planning a 1-week trip to Paris for late October. Since this is our first time in France, I think we should include at least one other region so we get a better “taste” of the country. (Unfortunately we have a maximum of 9 days excluding travel to and from Paris.)

Any suggestions for a side-trip for a couple nights in late October (preferably without renting a car)?

Thanks so much! This forum has been extremely helpful in planning our trip.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 09:02 AM
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Stay in Paris and take a day trip to Chartres, Versailles, or Giverney. Go by train.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 09:04 AM
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Hi ck,

Stay in Paris and take a daytrip by train to Dijon or Troyes.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 09:21 AM
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Click on "destinations" above, put in "side trips from Paris.
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Jun 7th, 2005, 09:22 AM
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Thanks, Gretchen and Ira. We did plan to include a day trip to Versailles at the very least.

I guess I'm just beginning to second-guess our plans now that we're close to booking a ticket (perhaps it's influence from friends or friends of friends who disliked Paris).

Any opinions on an overnight trip to Normandy during that time of year? (My bf is keen on visiting Juno Beach)

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Jun 7th, 2005, 09:52 AM
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An overnight trip to Normandy is a great idea and easily done. You can train to Bayeux, a charming town, and arrange for a tour of WWII sights while you are there. There are many guides who will take you to the sights so that you don't have to rent a car. Other than something like that, I, too, recommend you stay in Paris and take a couple of day trips if you run out of things to do. I have never run out of things to do no matter how long I stayed!
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Jun 7th, 2005, 10:18 AM
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Hi ck,

>...it's influence from friends or friends of friends who disliked Paris..<

Stick to your original plans. The best way to mess up your visit is to let others rearrange it for you.

You have only 1 week. Paris can keep you enchanted for a month. You oughtn't to do more than one day trip.


speaking ex cathedra
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Jun 8th, 2005, 10:41 AM
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Thanks again! I'll stick to the original plans, and limit ourselves to 1 daytrip. If we do extend the trip to 9 nights, we'll spend 2 days/1 night in Normandy.

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