We have our tickets (one way) to Paris September 1, 2014. Now the planning begins! Originally we planned to spend a month in Paris and renting an apartment to try and "live like a native" even though we do not speak French! :0 my romantic idea for a newly retired and active couple was to go for a month, take a cooking class, "hang out" and be happy with no particular schedule. Now, we have rethought our trip based on a desire to get to the countryside (Provence) and spend time in Normandy where my husband's namesake uncle gave his life.
Question for the day: if we have 4-5 weeks and a budget how about this itinerary:
September 2-16 Paris
September 16-20 Normandy
September 20-30 driving through Provence
With this schedule coupled with the fact we have been to France only once as a couple and that was June 1987 for the Paris Air Show (business) we need to be "close in" to the center of activity to make sure we see the main sights.
We have been married 44 years, love travel and adventure. We enjoy the finer things in life but more than that love the experience of adventure. Not sure if we should rent an apartment in Paris or do a hotel. Any advice welcomed ....is this a good plan?