I am planning my first trip to Paris and France in mid-May and have picked out a few places to visit, but there is so much information to digest which leads to questions... The trip will be for 3+ weeks and I have a place to stay in Paris. So, I will have plenty of time to explore the City of Lights, and also plan to visit the Burgundy wine region (I am from the Sonoma wine region in California) for several days and also thinking about several days in Chamonix. Here are a few ?'s. Any and all replies and comments are appreciated!
Overall, not sure of the weather this time of year in each area.
Is it worth getting the Museum Pass (must use within a 4 or 6 day period)?
What is the best way to get around the city?
Do you need tickets for the Eiffel Tower?
I'd like to do some day hiking - any recommendations?
Will the weather in late May accommodate hiking?
It seems the tram ride up the alps is a definite activity.
Any tips on specific wineries or places to visit?
Possible bike ride?
For both Chamonix and Burgundy - would you recommend staying in a hotel, B&B, airbnb rental, other? I would like to save on lodging costs.
Other - if I am left with 5-6 days after these travels, where else should I consider visiting? The France only train pass includes Barcelona. Belgium and Holland are not too far but would be additional train fares.
Thanks in advance for your input,