Planning a quick trip to France as a surprise for my sister (clean bill of health!).
We have previously been the France (lived their as children, have returned several times to visit family)
Mainly looking someplace new to relax and explore something new.
We have 10 days on the ground (travel to/from CA is not included in these days).
Thinking the last 2 days can be spent in Paris (been there numerous times) - Looking for ideas on how to fill out the first 8 days; would like to explore Brittany/Loire Valley/Burgundy regions but know we do not have enough time for all. Car is not an option - all travel will need to be on trains. Huge history buffs (WWII and Royalty especially); not big wine drinkers (wine tours will honestly bore both of us); love both large cities and small villages (Grandmother lived in a town with less than 100 persons)
Travel will be in late October/November
Any ideas will be appreciated...Thank you