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Week-end trip from Paris

Old Mar 15th, 2004, 10:47 AM
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Week-end trip from Paris

I will be in Paris on business (with my wife) and will have about three-four days over a long week-end for a side trip (Car or train). Would appreicate any suggestions for a three-four day side trip; have already done the Normandy area as well as Giverny. Thanks,
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 10:52 AM
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If you're interested in seeing chateaux, the Loire would be a natural choice, easier by car. You could stop at Chartres on the way to or from Paris to see the cathedral and its beautiful windows.
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 10:52 AM
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Hi Jim,

The Loire, Beaun and Dijon come to mind.
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 10:52 AM
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How about Loire Valley?
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 03:47 PM
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I'd suggest a quick trip through Brittany: take the TGV to Rennes, pick up a car, and do a circular tour that incluves Vannes, Dinan, the megaliths at Carnac, Pont-Aven and Quimper, and then back to Rennes or over to Rouen to catch the TGV back to Paris.
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 06:05 PM
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Troyes might be nice. The half-timbered old city center is beautiful. 5 or 6 worthwhile small museums are there. Several beautiful churches to visit. Some of them are only open through arrangements with the tourist bureau so keep that in mind.

You can take a bus or cab to the outlet malls on the edge of town. I'm not much of a shopper so I didn't do the shopping, but I'm sure you could get there on public transport. However if you shop too much you might need a cab to get back.

http://marquescity.com/magasins/plan_des_magasins.php

The site seems to be French only, but you don't need to know French to read most of the stores.
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Old Mar 16th, 2004, 03:58 AM
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The Loire seems to be a popular option. Any suggestions on itinerary (3-4 days) and hotel suggestions in that area would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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Old Mar 16th, 2004, 04:04 AM
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Hi jim

If you enter "Loire" in the text search box, you will get a lot of advice.
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