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if travelling from Barcelona to Paris, and if you can only stop in one city, What would it be?

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Well, laughing, to me it would depend on how many days you have in Paris as to what I'd want to do on the way....

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6908 posts

Traveling by car or train? It would make a difference in my choice.

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5542 posts

There are many choices, but my choice would probably be Lyon.

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9849 posts

What do you want? What are your interests? Roman ruins, a taste of the south of France, Provence, art or history museums? What month?

BCN is a fairly recently built Catalan city. Paris is mostly 19C buildings and monuments and updated medieval. Lyon has a large mix. Nîmes is the south and has two remarkable Roman structures. Narbonne the same. Another stop on that line is Montpellier, a thousand year-round university city. Vibrant. Valence is another stop depending on your train. It's the northern tip of Provence before Lyon.

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For 1-2 days, my top choice would be Nîmes, followed by Montpellier.
For 3 days or more, I would pick Lyon - or stick with Nîmes, with a day trip to Arles.