I'm booked on the Loire/South of France tour started June 12th. My original plan had been to arrive in Chartres on the 11th and then do a day trip to Le Mans (partly because I've heard it's an interesting place and partly because I'm a big Plantagenet history dork). However, I now realize that Le Mans 2022 is that same weekend, which makes the trip less appealing and, unfortunately, due to my work schedule, I can't fly to France any earlier.
Any suggestions for alternatives? I don't want to rent a car for just a day (and I'll be struggling with jet lag anyway), so an easy bus or train ride would be ideal. I'm sure I'd be able to entertain myself in Chartres, but I really struggle with jet lag, especially in the summer, and I've learned that having a pre-determined plan and putting some distance between myself and my hotel room is the wisest course of action. ;)
Edited to add: I did think of Versailles, and it's a possibility. But I imagine it'll also be mobbed and, well.....