Thank you all for the input and suggestions! I really do appreciate it!
Dick- I like the idea of Albi, what other interesting towns are in the area?
Tom- We normally do open jaw but we quickly booked this trip based on our miles and I wasn't able to find any cheap miles to do that.
Chris- thanks for your suggestions, but just to note we have not used you as a tour guide. Autun looks interesting.
MaryPat- we are staying in Paris a few days, taking the train to Bordeaux and picking up our car there, and then straight to the Dordogne. We have houses we want to rent in both Dordogne and Provence. The house in Dordogne needs to be rented Saturday to Saturday but our house in Provence we can rent any days. So, now with three extra days we can put them between Dordogne and Provence or after Provence as we are headed back and plan to spend one night in an airport hotel before our flight home.
Andrea- yes, I'd love to talk :-)
I so appreciate the help. I'm going nuts right now trying to decided and then finalize my rental house as I know people are booking for summer. I think a big thing I"m feeling is I want an easy transition between car/train back to Paris, or I need to decide how far we are willing to drive. We do love medieval villages, but we want to base for three nights with enough to do as well.