My SO and I are planning some last minute revenge travel after being cooped up at home for the last few years, and have landed on France. We are flying into CDG mid June and have 10 days before we need to get back to FRA for our flight home. The idea for the trip was to start off with a taste of the hustle and bustle of Paris (4 days), and then wrap up with a more relaxing and slower paced time in the Loire Valley and Provence. Was thinking of 1 night in the Loire Valley to see a chateau or two, and then 5 nights in Provence to explore some of the cities and towns coast. Then catch a flight from NCE to FRA to make our flight home. We've booked 4 nights in Paris and everything after that is open.
The initial plan was to rent a car on the way out of Paris, drive to the Loire Valley, and then drive down to Provence. Upon further investigation, that drive doesn't seem worth the time and we're thinking of using the train (or flying if necessary). How would you recommend getting between Paris/Loire Valley/Provence? Do you think seeing the Loire Valley and Provence is doable within 6 days?