Thanks in advance for your help.
My fiance and I are taking our honeymoon to France. We arrive in Paris on Tuesday 6-21-11 and leave out of Nice on Monday 7-4-11. So far our itinerary is 4 nights in Paris, 3 nights in Dijon, 3 nights in Aix-en-Provence, and 3 nights in Nice.
Right now we are reconsidering if Dijon is the right place to make our second stop. We are considering alternatives of Bordeaux and Alsace (any other suggestions are very much welcome). We have never been to France before, and are trying to sample the country as best as possible in 2 weeks, without rushing too much.
We are both in our early 30s, and although we are young, we don't really go out dancing till 3AM (if fact we don't really go dancing at all). On the other hand, we would like to be in a place that has some nice nightlife that we can walk around and see (eg. cafes, restaurants, bars…). For example, we have a hotel on the Cours Mirabeau in Aix, and are very excited.
Also, my fiance is Chinese, and really can't drink a lot (half a glass of wine max). So while I have heard that Dijon/Beaune are great, we are not going to spend 3 days straight tasting wine (I know you don't drink the wine when tasting, but we're just not winos). We like a mix---a little food (actually we love food--and we eat everything), a little museum, a little night life, a little fast paced, a little small town…, and wonderful daytime activities takes precedence over fantastic night-time bars/clubs.
So what do you think? Is 3 nights in Dijon/Beaune the right stop, or should we head down to the Dordogne or over to Alsace?
Thanks so much for your help.