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Initial itinerary - would like feedback

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Initial itinerary - would like feedback

2 couples - 50s and 70s and are all active and fit are considering flying into Paris and traveling to Burgandy then south to Provence and then back to Paris in early October. I haven't booked flights yet so there is still flexibility but we will probably have 10-11 days in country plus travel days on each end.

Ideally, we would prefer to not have rental car the whole time. Of course, we won't have a car while in Paris, but would it be better to have a car in Burgandy or Provence?

My thought is that on the portion of the time without a car we would base in a town with good train access to do a day trip or two and also be able to spend a day or two in the base town/village.

Our interests are wine, food, some museums (but not aficionados by any means) and we enjoy just wandering around seeing what we find.

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1. Re: Initial itinerary - would like feedback

I suggest renting a car for Provence. I haven't been to Burgundy, so I cannot comment on that. But in Provence, lots of places and little towns to explore. The bus system is good, but if you don't want to be tied to a schedule, car is useful.

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A car would be useful for Burgundy as well so you can get to places not served (or not frequently served) by bus or train. In Burgundy that would include places like Fontenay Abbey, the basilica at Vézelay, the Château de Tanlay, and more.

In Provence you would really need a car to see anything other than major cities (Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence).

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