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Where else in Europe after Paris

We will be spending a week in Paris the last week of September this year. We would like suggestions for a second location after leaving Paris for five nights before flying home. We went to Rome and Venice a couple years ago and love "old" history and "old" cultures very different from the U.S. We can handle difficult walking and love to move around. If you had five days to spend after a week in Paris, and wanted to see a different culture than France where would you go? Thanks Todd and Patty

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Spain - lots of choices. BTW my wife's from Springfield, IL.

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I second Valletta in Malta. Or Amsterdam?

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Since you want different, I suggest Budapest (with one or two day trips) or Seville as a base to see some of Andalusia - Cordoba, Jerez . . . . Both areas are quite different from France or Italy.

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We will be spending a week in Paris the last week of September this year.

So the five days will already be in October, weather-wise it’s best to look for a Mediterranean place. Otherwise you can go to any other country nearby like Great-Britain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, etc. They all have their own distinctive character and atmosphere and there is plenty to see and to experience. Let surprise yourself.

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For those of you who have been to Malta as suggested by at least two of you. How long would you stay to appreciate the culture? I know that is a very broad question and very different between individual travels. When we travel we spend little time fine dining (since we do that at home) and see as much as we can by foot. Thanks

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There is definitely enough in Malta for 5 full days. . . thousands of years of history, charming picturesque fishing villages, beautiful churches, some of Caravaggio's best works, surprises at every turn.