Greetings all, and thanks in advance for any assistance
My wife and I will be spending a couple weeks in France this September, and are struggling to finish our rough itinerary. We will start in Paris and spend 5 or 6 days there, with a couple day trips. We will end our trip in Bordeaux visiting friends. On our way out of Paris we will overnight in Mont Saint Michel, but are undecided on where to spend the 3 or 4 free days we'll have in the middle of our trip. We like the idea of taking it easy a bit, would not mind settling into village life for a few days where we could ride bikes to some sights and wineries and relax (we're active, love hiking/biking/wine). Does not seem like enough time to go to Provence or the south of France. Would like to travel primarily by train/not rent a car.
The Loire Valley seems like a possibility, and as Rick says to headquarter in Amboise or Chinon (is one vastly superior to the other?). Really wondering if anyone else has some feedback that might be in line with what we're looking for.
Thank you so much!