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Soliciting advice on my excursion to France

Soliciting advice on my excursion to France

Aug 12th, 2007, 07:02 AM
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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!
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Aug 12th, 2007, 07:03 AM
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Hi C,

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

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Aug 12th, 2007, 08:17 AM
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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).
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Aug 13th, 2007, 01:09 PM
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Ira,
I'll be flying in and out of CDG. I admit that having a completely open itinerary is a bit daunting!
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Aug 13th, 2007, 01:49 PM
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Wisconsin with castles...LOL!!!
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Aug 15th, 2007, 07:32 AM
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Maybe I phrased that wrong. Was saying the Dordogne had castles not Wisconsin. I was referring to the geography being like Western Wisconsin.
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Aug 15th, 2007, 08:25 AM
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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.

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