Hey guys :)
I'm brazillian, 26 years old and my husband is 31. So far we've only made one big trip to Europe, to Italy. We spent 3 weeks there, from Rome to all the north then all the south. Our style of travel is basically: waste as little time getting from one place to the other as possible (stopping at interesting spots and not divirting too much), find the hidden gems, the places tourists tend to miss, talk to everyone, walk the entire place, and never complain of foot aches. LOL. One of the gems of that trip was Sirmione, which I happened to find out by chance listening to a podcast and was just next to Verona. We also love to intercalate nature and cities.
That's what I've come to ask: the hidden gems of France and how to make the most of our time enjoying each place and making the most of the roads from one place to the other.
The plans so far are basically:
Flights 09/05 - 03/06
Arrival in Paris 11/05
Paris: 7 nights and days (not counting arrival)
Paris -Mont Saint Michel 1 night
Mont Saint Michel - Amboise - Loire Vale, 2 nights maybe?
Amboise to Annecy and Chamonix (1 night each?)
Then to the Provence 5 nights
From the Provence to the Côte d'Azur 5 nights
Any ideas? Did I get it wrong? What else is worth knowing? I left off large parts of France that I believe are best explored in a future trip (Normandy, the west...)