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7 days in France by train then on to Geneva

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7 days in France by train then on to Geneva

I'll be heading to France with my husband in late September. We will spend 2 days in Paris and will then have 7 days to see other places in France before we have to get to Geneva. We will not have a car so we'll have to travel by trains. We were thinking Avingnon/ Arles areas (3 days) and Lyon (1 day), but have no set plans yet. Other areas we've looked at include Loire Valley, Strasbourgh, Colmar, Beaune/ Dijon. We are looking to see old historic sites/towns/castles, good wine/food, and we are very active. Any suggestions on places to visit or good itineraries would be appreciated.

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1. Re: 7 days in France by train then on to Geneva

Without a car your best bets would be Tours (for the immense castle), Dijon (historic city with a great museum), and Arles. All are reachable by train. While the Loire Valley is full of châteaux and castles, reaching them without a car is problematic.

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2. Re: 7 days in France by train then on to Geneva

You said you wanted to also visit Lyon. There is a train from Dijon, a journey of about 2hrs. depending on which train you choose.

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