We have two nights we want to spend in a Province outside of Paris - suggestions much apprectiated!!
Well, in two weeks I FINALLY get to visit England and France!!!
It is only a short trip - we have 4 nights planned for Paris and were thinking to spend our final two nights somewhere in a Province outside of Paris.
Problem is we just have no idea where to go - we are thinking to travel anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. Can anyone suggest an area that would be good to visit for 2 nights out of Paris???
Your suggestions would be MUCH APPRECIATED!!
It's depend what you fancy. Within 4 hours, you've got most of France by TGV(train)! Sothere are a lot of choices...Normandy and Brittany could be a nice choice looking at St Malo. But you could also go down to La Rochelle and Ile de Re. If you like wine, Bordeaux or Burgundy (Dijon) are next door, even Champagne is close by with Reims.
So do you want to visit wonderfuls castles, Loire Valley and Tour are next door, amazing place also, or do you prefer the beach...
I know, there is a lot of choices!
Like Peter said, where you go depends on what you fancy.
My personal choice would be to the south, and thanks to the TGV it is quick to get to a place like Avignon for example. I can easy spend more than 2 days there and not get enough.
Wherever you go, I am sure you will enjoy
We have now narrowed down what we are looking for a little.
We want somewhere that we can stay in a Chateau within a bike ride or walk from a village or town where we can get to know locals and experience a little of life in France.
We are thinking Tours or Loire Valley or a little medieval village if we can find one at this stage. We want something where the views of the countryside will take our breath away but not completely isolated from people we still want to meet and chat with locals.
Also Chateaus people have stayed in would be a real help too.
Stay around Tours, or maybe have a look at Carcassone, but thi is frther from Paris.
For a short visit to provincial France during a trip to Paris, take the train from Gare d'Austerlitz to Orleans or Blois, on the river Loire, about an hour's train ride. Blois is a lovely little town with a renaissance castle. Click here for more information about the Centre region of France
Otherwise, take a TGV train from Gare de Lyon and go to Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, which takes an hour and a half. The train station is close to the centre of the old city. From Dijon, you can visit historic Beaune, a half hour local train ride away. Click here for more information about the Burgundy region of France
With XO Airways, you can come in France, taste Cognac on the flights and after visit its beautiful heritage in France.
If I were you, I would definitely go to Marseille! It is about 3hours TGV from Paris, direct, sunny, with plenty much to see, and this is very exotic!!