I wanted to share something with you:
a) I think it’s funny
b) please click on those links below, great places to see in France:
It is a day-off tomorrow and I thought that would be a great day to visit some interesting place outside Paris….and there are so many of them that if you like this type of day-out, you are in a perfect country.
Obviously , being new in France naturally, I have turned to my hubby (Frenchi, how I like to call him) for help. Yesterday during the lunch break, I sent him a quick email asking to think of a place we could visit with the car.
Ok, what happens next? Well, an hour later, my husband sent me an email that instead of saying something like” we could go to place XY”…or something like this, he send me the below!
He took the task very seriously:),don’t you think?!
My husband’s email:
OPTION 1: Champagne Region
Reims = UNESCO, Capital of Champagne Region = Beautiful Cathedral and town = 1h 30min drive http://www.reims-tourisme.com/reims-champagne/decouverte-et-patrimoine.aspx
total drive = 3 hours
A visit of 2 places:
Vaux le Vicomte Palace (inspired Versailles): 50 minutes drive = http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/
Provins (UNESCO): 50 minutes from Vaux le Vicomte = http://www.provins.net/index.php/english-version.html
Total drive: below 3 hours
A visit of 2 places in the Loire Valley (all UNESCO) to choose from:
Chambord (in the Loire valley, beautiful Palace) = http://www.chambord.org/Chambord-fr-idm-3-n-Le_chateau.html
Amboise (in the Loire Valley, beautiful palace & Da Vinci’s grave) = http://www.amboise-valdeloire.com/decouvrir/amboise
Chenonceau (in the Loire valley, beautiful Palace + gardens) = http://www.chenonceau.com/
here is the total driving time whichever the combination of places is (including the return trip home):
OPTION 4: Chartres
Chartres: UNESCO : Beautiful Cathedral and town = 1h 25min drive = http://www.chartres-tourisme.com/fr/rubrique/Visiter/719d10d4625610c434719c539f8ff841/
OPTION 5: Lille
Lille = nice old town = 2h 20min drive = http://www.lilletourism.com/
total driving = 4h 40min
OPTION 6: Amiens
Amiens, UNESCO : Beautiful Cathedral = 1 hour and 30min drive = http://www.amiens-tourisme.com/tourinsoft/liste/incontournables
total driving = 3 hours
OPTION 7: Arras
Arras, UNESCO : very pretty fortified town, a bit like Brugges = 2 hour drive = http://www.amiens-tourisme.com/tourinsoft/liste/incontournables
total driving = 4 hours
The best think is that the weather is going to be horrible for the next few days…so the trip is on hold 😦
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