sorry if there is already a thread for this but I couldn’t find one. I’m planning on going backpacking around France for two weeks in September, travelling around on the train. It’s about a decade since I last went to France and most of my previous holidays there have been family camping holidays when I was a kid.
At the moment I’m thinking:
Eurostar to Paris, then Paris for 3-4 days as I’ve never been before.
Loire Valley. Saumur, Amboise, Orleans and/or Blois. 3-5 days
Would like to visit the absinthe distillery at Saumur and Leornado Da Vinci’s home at Amboise.
Then finish in Dordogne for the caves (based in Perigeux?) or alternatively 2-3 days in Lyon.
Have also considered adding Bordeaux, Nancy or Toulouse to my itinerary
Would be grateful for any recommendations or advice from anyone who’s visited these places