I just put down a deposit on a Road Scholar Southwestern France trip. I'll start in Paris for a few days and so the trip looks like this:
Paris - 3 nights (been there numerous times)
Amboise - 2 or 3 nights (see some chateaux)
Bordeaux - 4 nights (tour)
Rocamadour - 2 nights (tour)
Sarlat - 3 nights (tour)
Toulouse - 3 nights (tour)
We'll be traveling by train when we're not on the tour.
I am looking for a final place to spend 3 or 4 nights. We like to end our trips somewhere spectacular. We've done Taormina, Positano, Santorini etc. as final locations. Touristy, I know, but hey, we're tourists and we love those spectacularly-situated villages.
I can't find something similar in the south of France but I am sure that I'm missing great options. I see Collioure and am considering it. But any other thoughts? I'd venture in to Spain but I'm trying to keep things COVID simple.
Looking for a hillside city with Mediterranean views, reasonable train connection back to Paris (about 6 hours and no more than one change of train) and cool architecture. We'll be doing very little so museums etc. not necessary.
We'll likely train back to Paris from there for a couple additional days before we head home.