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Spurn Paris for La Rochelle + Provence?

meatnveg | Aug 9, 2010 08:42 PM

i am about to embark on a post-graduation tour of Europe. As I am traveling alone for most of September and October, I have complete freedom of letting cuisine and food be a central focus of my travel decisions.
As such, I find myself in a bit of quandary regarding France.

From a monetary stand-point I can only afford one of the following options:

1. Go to Paris for 2-3 weeks and seek out the best food experiences coupled with sight-seeing

2. Visit La Rochelle & Provence (S. Remy + Avignon) with the same foodie focus of course.

Given the budgetary restriction I feel I would not be able to do Paris justice as well as La Rochelle.

FWIW, I adore all seafood in all preparations and the thought of being strung out in the land of shellfish and bouillabasse is appealing. The sights of Paris can always be covered in a 2 days pass through I think.

So, what are your thoughts? Is Paris worth a visit if budget is a concern? (keeping accomadation costs in mind)

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