Edited for clarity.
Our family of 3 adults will be leaving Bruges, Belgium after a visit in July and have 2-nights open before we need to be in Bordeaux to attend Olympic events - after which we will head to Paris for more Olympic events and sightseeing.
I am looking for a suggested train stop to spend those 2 nights along the way between Bruges and Bordeaux to visit some champagne houses or other wine regions and sights - before we arrive in Paris for the rest of our trip.
We won’t have a car, so we need a good location to arrive by train. Hoping we can reserve a hotel for two nights and book a tour or two, then hop back on the train to continue on to Bordeaux.
I am seeing on the trainline site that we will have to change trains a couple of times. (If there is a better site to use to book our train tickets, please also let me know). Secondly, how far in advance will the train tickets go on sale?
Appreciate your recommendations.