Hello, and thank you in advance for any tips and suggestions! I'd appreciate a critique of a trip planned for June, 2020. It's been 30 years since my last visit to France (primarily Paris and the southern region). I don't expect to be returning soon, so I'd like to get a taste of several other areas. Traveling solo means I'll be more interested in getting to locations, rather than casually meandering along the way. I travel lightly and often, and practice being an appreciative guest in a foreign land. I like art & architecture, wildlife & pastoral scenery, B & Bs, local food, music, and history. I welcome your comments:
6 nights -- Normandy, meeting & staying with friends who live near Bayeux.
1 night -- Mont St. Michel, having rented a car in Caen, and spending the night at the Auberge de la Baie.
2 nights -- Loire Valley, seeing 3-4 chateaux/gardens and the equestrian center in Saumur, perhaps staying centrally near Tours.
3 nights -- Dordogne (via Oradour-sur-Glane), seeing the caves, castles, and markets, and staying near Domme.
1 night -- Lyon.
2 nights -- Chambery/Annecy area, for alpine views or national park hikes, sweet wines, and perhaps a farm stay.
2 nights -- Colmar area (as above).
1 night -- Reims.
5 nights -- Paris, staying at the Hotel Diana after returning the car to CDG.
I'm wondering if I should allow another night in both the Loire and Dordogne areas, and reduce my time in Paris? Best sites to see with limited time, in the French Alps/Jura/Alsace? Thank you again!