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cspear Aug 12th, 2007 07:02 AM

Soliciting advice on my excursion to France
 
Hello! I will be traveling to France for two weeks in late November. I have traveled to France before and visited the Basque region, Normandy and Paris. I feel I've "checked the block" on the touristy bits in Paris.

Because I'll have two weeks during my French romp, are there any other high spots you'd recommend? I should say that I do plan to travel to Strasbourg for a day to enjoy what I've heard is a magnificent Christmas market.

Open to all recommendations!

ira Aug 12th, 2007 07:03 AM

Hi C,

Where do you plan to arrive and from whence shall you depart?

((I))

parisnow Aug 12th, 2007 08:17 AM

France is similiar to a miniture USA geographically. You can go to the Alps region(like Rockies); or Riviera (like the West Coast); Dordogne (like Wisconsin but w/castles); Normandy/Brittany (like New England)... you get the picture. Remember, I said geographically it is obviously different because of culture... You should decide what you like and then we can give you recommendations.
Me, I would take the TGV to Provence in winter. Normandy/Brittany in Summer. Loire Valley in the spring. ABC's in Fall (that would be wine regions).

cspear Aug 13th, 2007 01:09 PM

Ira,
I'll be flying in and out of CDG. I admit that having a completely open itinerary is a bit daunting!

StCirq Aug 13th, 2007 01:49 PM

Wisconsin with castles...LOL!!!

parisnow Aug 15th, 2007 07:32 AM

StCirq
Maybe I phrased that wrong. Was saying the Dordogne had castles not Wisconsin. I was referring to the geography being like Western Wisconsin.

ira Aug 15th, 2007 08:25 AM

Hi CS,

You could easily spend a week visiting Alsace.

Nancy, worth 2 nights, is only 1:30 hr from Strasbourg.

Dijon and Beaune are about 3:30 hr from S.

((I))


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