Our family of 4 (10 & 8 year old kids) are travelling to France for 10 nights for the first time late August. We have determined that we want to split our time between the Dordogne region and Paris. Our current plan is to:
-Fly into Toulouse: flights arrive early in the morning. *Not booked yet
-Rent a car and spend 4-5 days in Dordogne. We are renting a house with a pool outside in a centrally located town.
-Drop rental car at Brive and take a train into Paris
-4-5 nights in Paris. Looking for a rental vs hotel here as well.
-Fly back to US from Paris
-Is Toulouse the best airport for flying into if Dordogne is our ultimate destination? Flights into Toulouse are the same price as flying into Paris.
-Should we spend a night in Toulouse and pick up a car rental the next day? Or pick up a car rental at Toulouse airport day of arrival and either drive to Albi for one night or head straight to Dordogne?
-How would you split your time? 5 nights in Dordogne, 4 nights in Paris or vice versa? If we don't do an overnight in Toulouse or Albi it's an even 5/5 split unless there is another location along this route that shouldn't be missed even if it's only for one night.
My husband and I have done the whirlwind European tour moving around every 2-3 days and have no interest in doing that with 2 kids. We are assuming we will get back to catch the rest another day.
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