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France / Switzerland

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France / Switzerland

Dear friends

need a small help.

we are 2 adults and 1 child(8 year old daughter)

we are reaching Paris on 3 July and fly out of Geneva on 15 July (late evening). we have 12 days and 13 nights.

we have planned as under

1) 3 nights disneyland -- already booked

2) 4 nights at Paris - (is it enough). we are not great museum fans - but interested in Louvre. we want to enjoy the city as locals, just chill out

3) 1 night in Versailles make sense or a day trip from paris is enough ?

4) 2 nights in Lesgets and Morzine (we plan a train from Paris to Geneva and then hire a car. is it ok ?)

if we see lesgets and morzine, will Chamonix (Mont blanc mountains) and Les Deux alps be very different.

what do you recommend amongst the above? or you recommend any other places near geneva.

Would request if you can also let me know any other places that can be seen. We have in our earlier trips been to zurich, interlaken etc.

many thanks

Navneet

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1. Re: France / Switzerland

I don't know Switzerland details, but you don't need to spend the night in Versailles--a day trip is enough.

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2. Re: France / Switzerland

Well, you're flying out of Switzerland but that's about it as all your other stops are in France. Did you want to visit Switzerland? Geneva is very close to Montreux (home of Chilion castle) and Vevey. Your daughter may enjoy Swiss Vapeur Parc. You could stay in Vevey and visit the castle one day, the vineyards another day and maybe a train to Gruyere and Broc-Fabrique for the cheese and chocolate factories... so many things you could do. Its just a question of whether you have the time...

I agree that you don't need to stay a night in Versailles. Arrive very early in the morning to avoid some of the lines. Leave when you're finished and return to Paris.

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Hi

In Geneva you can rent a car on the Swiss or French side of the airport as driving in Switzerland requires a vignette (sticker) for the car at a cost of 40euros

This has been discussed on the thread tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g187261-i1053-k4312…

Near Geneva there is Annecy in france that is close so I would look at that area as one option.

the corridor between Geneva and Montreux is worth exploring. As the freeway is high on the hillside it is best to take it going East and returning using the secondary roads that go through villages and the cities of Lausanne etc. or you could do a loop https://goo.gl/maps/e5u8F

for Versailles, it is closed on Mondays; check when the fountains are on, it will cost to get in but worth it. then to get best results out of the visit you really need to get up early as to avoid the bus loads that arrive after 10 am; it then gets really busy and not a nice place with child in tow. or if you arrive late first go see the gardens and visit the chateau later in the day. they sell food in the garden but it is expensive so bringing lunch is a good idea.

In Paris if you have not yet booked a hotel; the line to go to Versailles is RER C. A hotel near this line would make things easier for a day trip to Versailles. The line to Disney is RER A. this is an interactive map to figure out metro travel and it is really worth it to make the effort to learn how to use it. www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/carteidf.php…

another good link is www.parisbytrain.com

Edited: 13 May 2014, 18:16
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