My husband and I are planning a trip to France in June 2014. This will be our first visit to France and I would love some advice/suggestions about our itinerary. We are in the very beginning stages of planning, but we were thinking of something like:
-3 days in Strasbourg
-Travel to Semur-en-Auxois
4 days in Semur-en-Auxois
-Travel to Sarlat (or somewhere in Dordogne region)
-4 days in Sarlat
-Travel to Paris
-3-4 days in Paris
Does this seem like a doable trip? My husband and I are both really intrigued by the quaint, medieval towns which is why we are considering Semur and Sarlat. And we definitely want to see Paris for at least a few days, but don't want too much time in the city. Are there any other places we should consider? Or places we should cut out?
Also, would you suggest public transport or renting a car? I've heard gas and tolls are quite expensive, but it seems like a car will be necessary if we want to visit smaller towns and villages.
Any advice would be much appreciated!