Two week itinerary in France

May 29th, 2006, 08:51 AM
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Two week itinerary in France

I am planning to visit France for two weeks with my two teenagers and I'm having trouble deciding where to go. Would it be too rushed if we were to do four days in Paris, Normandy for three days, the Loire Valley for two days, Nice for three days and then back from Nice to an airport hotel the day before we're due to fly home? If I have to cut something out, which section do you think would be best?
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May 29th, 2006, 08:56 AM
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I'd cut out Normandy. And I think you're right to try and cut out one of your four places. Also, are you sure you can't fly out of Nice? It would save you unnecessary travel time, if you can.
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May 29th, 2006, 08:58 AM
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I'd include Normandy - show your teenagers locations and cemeteries connected to D-Day - it would be a good history lesson - it's sobering to wander among the graves and see the ages of those interred there.
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May 29th, 2006, 09:00 AM
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Actually, with two teenagers, you probably are going to want to keep moving. On second thought, you probably could fit in all of the places you mention. How are you getting around?
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May 29th, 2006, 09:08 AM
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I thought I'd rent a car once I left Paris to tour Normandy and the Loire and then take the train to Nice.
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May 29th, 2006, 09:09 AM
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Hi K,

I would add 2 days to Paris (I can't conceive of anyone, even teenagers being bored in Paris) keep 3 days in Normandy (in addition to the sightseeing, the D-Day beaches will be good for them), and 3 days in the Loire before returning to Paris for the flight home.



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May 29th, 2006, 09:16 AM
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I think the car/train combination is a good plan. Nice is wonderful because, once there, there is great bus and train service to all kinds of places (St. Paul de Vence, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Antibes, and others). I have to disagree with Ira. I think after four days in a big city, you'll be ready to go exploring other less urban parts of the country.
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May 29th, 2006, 09:28 AM
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Arrange your rental car before you leave home -- you can get a better price.
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May 29th, 2006, 09:30 AM
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Do you think if I drive from Rouen, to Bayeux and then to Mont St. Michel in three days and then back to Paris on the morning of the fourth day - that that will be too much driving?
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May 29th, 2006, 10:25 AM
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No; roads are generally good and three days is a reasonable amount of time.

If you have to cut something out, my choice would be the Loire valley. Nice and Paris provide a wide variety of things to do, while în the Loire there's not much to do but drive from one châteaux to the next. If you stick with Paris and Normandy you can then fly to Nice rather than spending the time on the road (about 10 hours) or on the train (about 6-1/2 hours).
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