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Where in France after Paris?

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1. Posted by Travel4gro (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y

Hello.

I travel with my family. My wife and 5 children ranging from 16 to 2.

We have been to Paris twice and really enjoyed it. We stayed in a pension; all of us in one room. It is a wonderful place.

Where in France should we go to next?

Thanks.

2. Posted by stupidn00b (Budding Member 47 posts) 6y

If you like beaches then the south of France would be good. Nice, Cannes, Monaco are all relatively close. I enjoyed Toulouse and Lyon also, but I think they more student towns.

You could try Luxembourg. It's only 3 hours from Paris on a train and is quite a nice, picturesque little city. A lot of people speak English in Luxembourg too.

3. Posted by runner0919 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

I would reccommend Grenoble. It is the home of the Chamonix ski resort. There are195 miles of hiking trails or, if you've got little ones aboard, a cable car ride on the teleferique Grenbole-Bastille high above the Isere River. Teens can do whitewater rafting, horseback riding and paragliding options.

4. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 6y

Re Luxembourg - it's now only 2 hours by direct TGV, although Luxembourg may be relatively expensive. Also, Luxembourg means you're outside of France.

For a variation to your French vacation, why not consider Marseilles and Provence? At Marseilles, you can go on boat tour of les Calanques and Chateau d'If. Camarque nearby is a national park, if that's something of interest to you and your family. Arles and Nimes both have Roman ruins, while Avignon boasts a most impressive Papal Palace.

Locations in Provence are close to one another, many within 20-30 minutes drive and can often be done as daytrips, if you choose a reasonably central location. Away from the cities mentioned, there are plenty of quiant villages perching atop hills/mountains, often with magnificent views.

5. Posted by Travel4gro (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y

Thank you for the kind replies.

I speak poor French, but I do speak some French. So language is not usually a problem. But thank you for the consideration.

The suggestions so far sound very interesting. Please keep them coming.

Thanks

6. Posted by Wissy (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hi !

I live in Paris, but I grown up in Marseilles, a southern city in France. I would recommend you to visit the French Riviera, like Nice, Monaco, Cannes and Saint-Tropez. These little cities are charming, but especially during the summer. If you plan to travel in France in early December, I would strongly recommend you to go to Lyon, a very beautiful city. Eachj year, a "Fête des Lumières" is organised in the city and this is amazing, the city becomes even more artistic than it is now, with lights and music games.
If you want to know more about Lyon, I can suggest yout o read an article I wrote on this lovely city: -snip-

I hope you'll enjoy your trip !

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]