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Europe with our granddtr

Our 11 yo grandtr is very interested in history and in Europe. My wife and I will be taking her to Europe for 3-4 weeks in June. We have rented an apartment in Paris for 8 days, which will include several day trips (D-Day, London, Chartes, castles). We also want to expose her to Venice, Florence, and Rome. Any suggestions relative to the cheapest sequence? We want to expose her to B&B so would appreciate recommendations here in the cities we want to visit. Thanks, Dorsey and Esther

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First of all, you might want to delete your duplicate Post on this subject, before it attracts any replies.

Using open-jaw flights would be the most efficient travel method. In the same circumstances, I'd fly into Paris and return from Rome.

Taking a day trip from Paris to see D-Day sites is going to be a bit challenging. With the transportation times back and forth, you'll only have a few hours to spend in Normandy. You might consider spending at least one night in Bayeux and taking a BattleBus tour, as it's a much more efficient method to get around to the various sites, and it will be a far better learning experience for your grand daughter.

As far as a "sequence", I'd probably take a budget flight from Paris to Venice, and then use train from there to Florence and Rome. The EuroStar Italia / Alta Velocita is very quick so your travel times would be minimal.

Good luck with your planning!