I am in the early stages of planning a trip to France for May of 2012. It will be a graduation gift for my daughter. We will also be bringing her close friend.
I am trying to fit in a little something for everyone! We will start in Paris for 4 nights. I know that's not a lot of time, but my husband does not enjoy "big cities" so much. We will then stay for 3 nights in Bayeaux to visit some of the war memorials and beaches (his passion). We have agreed to end the trip in the south, either Nice or Villefrance, probably for 4 nights.
This leaves us only another 3-4 nights to spend somewhere else. I would like to break up the trip south, and see something different from the places we are already staying. My husband and I love scenary, food, wine. The girls like castles and shopping.
Can anyone provide me with some ideas? I have considered Provence, but wasn't sure if this would interest the girls so much.