I have revised earlier itinerary for first trip to France. We will be traveling in late May/June. Following is new itinerary for 20 days in France. I've already made airline reservation and will be flying in and out of Paris.
Paris - 6 nights
Train to French Alps: Annecy for 3 nights with day trip to Chamonix
Train from Annecy to Provence for 6 nights (rent car in Avignon)
Train from Avignon to Normandy for 3 night, pick up car in Bayeux where we will stay (2.5 days)
Drive to Giverny (with stop in Honfluer)for an overnight in Giverney and return rental car in Vernon
Train to Paris for overnight and fly home following day
1) Are 3 nights in Annecy enough time to see the beauty of the the lake in Annecy and the mountains in Chamonix.
2) Should we rent a car and drive the 1.5 hours to Chamonix or take train?
3) Is this a reasonable itinerary to see Paris, French Alps, Provence and Normandy? If not, recommendations for shifting time in various places.
Many thanks for any thoughts/suggestions from seasoned travelers. It is greatly appreciated hearing from those who have been there.