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Paris, Dordogne, Monpellier

I will be traveling to France next May and am at the planning stage. My trip is 15 days and I will be spending the final 4 nights in Paris. I am flying into Paris and then would like to travel to Dordogne as well as visit Montpellier and Carcassone. I am open to renting a car and at first thought I would take a train from the airport down to Montpellier (2 nights) rent a car and tour Dordogne (staying in Sarlat) and then returning to Paris. Any thoughts on car vs train travel, places to see, must see stops, etc.? I do plan to at least rent a car for the 6 or so days I will be visiting Dordogne. Very open and appreciative of your recommendations!

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We flew from SFO through CDC on Air France to Montpelier in May. Small, easy airport and the easiest car rental ever. You will want a car for Provence and you will need a car for the Dordogne. Sarlat makes a great base. You can take a train back to Paris for your last four nights there. Happy planning.