My husband & I are flying to Paris mid-October and will have about a week to explore a new (for us) region outside of Paris with a rental car. The only regions we have already been to are the Loire Valley and the French Riviera. We would like suggestions for what our next area(s) in France should be that would be nice in mid-October and reasonable to travel through in 7 days. We enjoy photographing beautiful scenery, hiking, art, museums, and visiting historical sites. We enjoy staying in accommodations that are reflective of the area (B & B's, castles, small hotels, etc.). Our travel style is relaxed and casual (as opposed to ritzy). We can either drive from Paris or fly to a region and rent a car so distance from Paris is not a consideration. Would appreciate any suggestions for the next great area of France to visit. Thank you!