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between Paris and Lyon without a car


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between Paris and Lyon without a car

linus500 | | Mar 23, 2013 10:57 AM

My sister and I are planning on a trip to France in the latter half of September for 2 weeks, and I am interested in visiting cities/town where there’s great food and interesting sights (good museums, cathedrals, etc.). The challenge is that neither of us drives, so we’ll be entirely reliant on public transportation. I’ve checked the board and a few guidebooks and I know that areas like Dordogne and the general SW are not practical without a car. I will be missing that foie, but hopefully I can get my fill in Alsace.

So far I’m thinking:
• 6 days or so in Paris-which I know pretty well and will include day trips
• a few days in Lyon, with the possibility of day trips to Avignon/Beaune/Dijon from there (not sure on these towns - I do know that I’d prefer to not schlep my bags every day or two, but will need to compare costs of r/t train tix and cost of apts/hotels in Lyon vs other towns).
• Strasbourg for a couple of days, with a day trip to Colmar

I'd thought of Brittany for the seafood and crepes, but that might not make sense time-wise.

Any other suggestions along that general route (or not!)? I’d also considered ending in Switzerland or Belgium, but that might be unnecessary and overly ambitious.

We also don’t really drink, so wine isn’t of great importance. Any help appreciated!

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