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Recommendations for a French town to visit plz..

Sep 6th, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Recommendations for a French town to visit plz..

Hi, I'm looking for a town to visit in France. I'll be coming from Switzerland - probably Lucerne or Bern. Seeking a town in France with a chateau or 2 to visit and do a little wine-tasting. I won't be driving so must be accessible by bus or train. Would also like to end my trip in France, so a town which I can reach an Int'l airport from - maybe fly home from Lyon? Appreciate your suggestions. Thanks, Greg
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Sep 6th, 2010, 07:33 PM
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Paris has a couple of chateaux: the Louvre, Versailles, and the chateau de Vincennes. It also has quite a few wine bars where you can taste various wines. They have the advantage of covering more than one wine area of France. You could fly out of CDG. There is a TGV connection from Basel.
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Sep 6th, 2010, 11:01 PM
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If you want to fly home from Lyon, try Beaune; or Dijon. Nearby castle include Château de Bussy-Rabutin, Château Bazoches, and Château Rochepot. You are in the heart of Burgundy
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Sep 7th, 2010, 01:01 AM
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Dijon is (of course) a very good idea as a base thanks to its great history and architecture. You may also go on a wine tour with one of the local agencies you'll find on the tourist office website (http://www.visitdijon.com/en/dijon_vignoble.htm ) They all get good reviews on tripadvisor.
Dijon has a good transport network and you also may take a train (20min 7€) to Beaune (or a bus for 1.50€) and go to a wine cellar there (Marché aux Vins, Patriarche and the Caves du Couvent des Cordeliers for ex)
Then you can either take a flight from Lyon or CDG (2hours from Dijon). You don't say when you're travelling and how long you wish to stay, we could then give you more ideas...
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Sep 7th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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Thanks for the great suggestions. I'm planning the trip for either late May or mid-June, not quite sure which yet. Planning to stay in France about 5 days max. The 5th day will probably be my final day - flying home. Greg
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