Trips from Paris

Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:28 AM
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Trips from Paris

Hi

I am travelling to Paris for a week in September/October and will have a couple of days to spare. Does anyone have any suggestions on where might be nice and easily accessible by train to spend a couple of days??

Any suggestions appreciated!

Thanks!
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Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:35 AM
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What do you want to see? If you want to see a different city (cathedral, museum, whatever), there are many cities in France (and Belgium) less than 2 hours away by train.

Personally, I would say to go to Strasbourg for a couple of days -- it is completely different from Paris.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 06:40 PM
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If a day trip suits you, would suggest Chartres or Versailles.
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Old Aug 24th, 2009, 03:41 AM
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Hi ems,

Lucky you, an extra couple of days in Paris.

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Or you could try Burgundy (Dijon or Beaune)
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Chartres for sure.
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For some great ideas, get Annabel Sims book "An Hour From Paris": http://www.amazon.com/Hour-Paris-Ann...1115925&sr=8-1
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If you have "overage" from a full week in Paris, then maybe Normandy would be nice. Or even Provence--TGV to Avignon and rent a car.
If it is a "day trip" then Giverney or Chartres or Versailles.
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Old Aug 24th, 2009, 06:03 AM
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That sounds great - thanks for the replies!
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Old Aug 24th, 2009, 06:32 AM
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Chartres, Funtainbleau, Giverny, Chantilly, Malmaison, Reims all less than 2hrs from Paris
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FONtainEbleau.

London, Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels, Loire Valley, Normandy, Provence, Champagne Country, Alsace, Lille, La Rochelle, and innumerable daytrip options like Auvers-sur-Oise, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Ile des Impressionistes, Saint-Denis, Amiens, Senlis and Chantilly, and others already mentioned.
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Or as my NY wife would say it...

I wanna a kupa kawfee at fowtanblew

Thank god she doesn't read most of my posts



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