Hi, i am planning a trip to france for approx. 8 days in late April. I plan on Paris for 2-3 days and then probably renting a car because we like to explore towns we see along the way. I'm torn between going down to Lyon and visiting areas like Annecy. But then I looked into the Loire Valley and it looked nice too. I think both are about 4 hours from Paris in different directions but does anyone have any suggestions as to the better areas to visit. From there we plan to make our way back to Paris to fly home. Thanks for all of your help.