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Planning an Itinerary for Late September

My husband and I have been to France several times and are planning another trip this fall (September 21 - October 5). We will spend a few days in Paris and are thinking of exploring northern parts of the country. We were in the Loire Valley in 2021 and in 2007 spent a couple of days in Bayeux, which included an excellent one-day tour of Normandy and a visit to Mont St. Michel. We've done day trips to Reims and definitely want to do that again!

I'm looking for recommendations for a good home base for exploring once we leave Paris, unique places to visit, short tours, and other special experiences. We're open to renting a car but also enjoy public transportation. We would love to explore more World War II history.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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Susan,
I would consider the Alsace region...Strasbourg, Colmar, the wine routes. Fast train from Paris, lots to see and do (even pop into Germany for a day). It is a bit different from what you have already experienced in France. There are good buses between many towns, and wine tours if you don't want to rent a car and do it yourself. And a fast train back to Paris the day before you return home.

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The Alsace is an area I enjoy. I only briefly visited the Dordogne and would like to spend more time there if I was driving