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What to do with two days after RS Paris and Heart of France tour

Hoping to get some advice on what to do with two full days after our Paris and Heart of France tour. Part of me really wants to take a train to Beaune to get a taste of Burgundy and the other part of me says that’s silly, stay in Paris and explore; go to Versailles. The tour ends in early October. Advice?

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hey hey cori
go to Beaune and taste burgundy. it’s harvest season, you may run into a festival, eat drink and be merry. check train prices if cheaper to buy early and hotel/bnb. enjoy
aloha

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I did the Paris and HOF tour last fall. You will get glimpses of any number of places on the tour that will have you thinking “I want to see more” and “I can’t wait to come back”. I’d say plan your 2 days in Paris, you won’t be lacking things to do! And, you will be tired...so a relaxed pace for a couple of days may feel great. Get an espresso or glass of wine at an outside table and observe the city, it’s spectacular! Have a great trip!

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The tour doesn’t give you enough time in Paris so stay there for two more days. See Versailles or Chartres if you wish.

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Versailles, and note the tour doesn't go up the Eiffel tower, so you might want to do that.

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We will be in Paris in October for four days in October. We've been there several times, so on this trip we are doing an Eating Europe eating tour of Paris. It's a great company with eating tours in Rome, Florence, Amsterdam, and London. After Paris, all that's left for us to do with this company is Prague as we have enjoyed all of the others. Honestly, you will truly enjoy having samples of different foods from various areas of Paris. The tour guide is very knowledgeable of the history of the area as well as sharing info about the foods. It's a walking tour of about 4 hours.
Bon appetite!
Barb

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I agree with most of above. Stay in Paris, go to Versailles or Chartres or the ET if you want, chill in cafes. Take a Seine cruise with Les Vedettes du Pont Neuf or another company. See if Paris Walks has something that appeals to you -- I'd recommend their Montmartre walk.

Your tour itinerary looks great, but it gives you only two full days in Paris. You could easily spend a week there. Burgundy is worth more time than you could give it on this trip. Start planning the next one!

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Yet another vote for staying in Paris! I agree with the Paris Walks suggestion too! I love the Paris during the Occupation one which dovetails with what you will have just seen in Normandy.

Two full days - do you mean the day the tour ends as day 1 and then the next day? If so...that is just one night away from Paris as you’d want to be back to Paris to catch your return flight.

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Many thanks for these great suggestions. We will stay in Paris and soak more of it up! The food tour sounds amazing. We did a tapas tour in Seville and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Maybe also Versailles and also the occupation tour. My parents, our tour companions will absolutely vote for that.

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I'm happy about your decision! I should have given you the links for the Paris Walks. The Occupation and Resistance walking tours are usually given on Sundays. Another very interesting one that is a bit different is the one about Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and their time in Paris.

www.paris-walks.com