Hello all! I have a sketched itinerary but would love some help. First the itinerary:
Fly to Madrid and immediately get on a train to Logrono. (We have friends there).
3 nights Logrono.
Head to France.
3 nights Bordeaux (St Emilion?).
3 nights Beaune.
1 night Reimes.
3 nights Paris and fly home.
We were in Spain last year so this time we are going back specifically to experience the Rioja wine festival in the fall and the up to France. Question is - how do we best get from that part of Spain up into France? Car would be great, but drop off fee. Trains? Not sure there is a good route. Would we be better served to skip Bordeaux? And focus time in Burgundy? For those that have experienced both is Bordeaux worth the time or should we try to high tail it north? I wish I could squeeze in Colmar, but not with the current schedule. What would you do?
Our time doesn't have to be all about wine- it just seemed to make sense to hit Bordeaux on the way. We love museums, great food, scenic towns and beautiful scenery.