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Old 10-09-2017, 07:35 AM
 
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I myself will visit Strasbourg, Colmar and other parts of Alsace in a few days. The weather is supposed to be sunny and warm
Excellent choices! Beautiful surrounding countryside too.

Agree with you that folks seem to fall into various categories, including the major city lovers and the countryside lovers. Nothing wrong with either approach - I certainly can understand the preferences of big city types. After all, that's where the high culture is. But the rest of the country is where you see how people work and live.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:55 AM
 
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Excellent choices! Beautiful surrounding countryside too.

Agree with you that folks seem to fall into various categories, including the major city lovers and the countryside lovers. Nothing wrong with either approach - I certainly can understand the preferences of big city types. After all, that's where the high culture is. But the rest of the country is where you see how people work and live.
but even when you only want to see the "high culture", both France and the UK have more than just Paris and London. Edinburgh is delighted and immensely impressive. Lyon and Strasbourg have different cultures and vibes too. There is no rush to go to a high profile city in a different country (the Netherlands or Italy). I don't think Lyon/Edinburgh is any less interesting than Amsterdam. It is the urge to "see a different country" that is in play here.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:14 AM
 
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but even when you only want to see the "high culture", both France and the UK have more than just Paris and London. Edinburgh is delighted and immensely impressive. Lyon and Strasbourg have different cultures and vibes too. There is no rush to go to a high profile city in a different country (the Netherlands or Italy). I don't think Lyon/Edinburgh is any less interesting than Amsterdam. It is the urge to "see a different country" that is in play here.
I'm very interested in Edinburgh, have been for awhile. Looks absolutely stunning and I want to go! As far as big cities, I'm very open to the idea of visiting or even staying in smaller cities. I have been checking and Normandy looks beautiful. Definitely open to non Paris/London spots in France and England!
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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History, visit London, Paris and Normandy. You can take a train from Paris to the Normandy region. Take a tour of the D-day places and the cemeteries. I will tell you it is amazing. Going on your own you won't get the history, so do take a tour. For art visit Bayeux and the tapestry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry of my many times great grandmother. I unfortunately didn't spend enough time in the region to take this in.
Normandy looks great!
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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Nice & the South of France would be good. Personally I would not go to Roma, unless I could spend a week there, there is a lot to see & do. Don't over book the itinerary.
I went to Rome in March! That spot is out! Thanks
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:19 AM
 
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Interesting how folks focus on the big cities. Force of habit, perhaps? Take the UK as an example. Why London when you have beautiful places like the Dorset and Devon coasts, the Lake district, Oxford and Cotswolds? (and the public transport is great among these areas, too, although not as much used by tourists). Holland? See Amsterdam for a few days, then see Kinderdijk , which is like nothing else in the world. France, Paris for a few days, then start seeing the rest of France. Pick a direction. There are great sites, and history, in every direction. Don't want to drive? Book a motorcoach tour. But get out of the Capitals if you really want to see a country.

US is no different. No one would say they "saw the US" by just visiting NYC or DC.
I never heard of any of these places but I did mention earlier that I'm open to other options in both France and England.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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I'm very interested in Edinburgh, have been for awhile. Looks absolutely stunning and I want to go! As far as big cities, I'm very open to the idea of visiting or even staying in smaller cities. I have been checking and Normandy looks beautiful. Definitely open to non Paris/London spots in France and England!
Edinburgh won't disappoint you. I think it is far more impressive than Amsterdam. I went in Dec. in chilly and icy weather and still thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately the UK railway sucks and it takes 5 hours to go from London.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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Edinburgh won't disappoint you. I think it is far more impressive than Amsterdam. I went in Dec. in chilly and icy weather and still thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately the UK railway sucks and it takes 5 hours to go from London.
That's awesome! The 5 hours is a bit long but I'd be willing to do it. I saw that you mentioned Colmor (may have spelled it wrong) that also looks interesting. Looks like a cute, quaint area! I may check there as well in France.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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That's awesome! The 5 hours is a bit long but I'd be willing to do it. I saw that you mentioned Colmor (may have spelled it wrong) that also looks interesting. Looks like a cute, quaint area! I may check there as well in France.
it is Colmar. Only 30 minutes from Strasbourg. Supposed to be one of the prettiest towns in Europe. I will be there in 5 days!

From paris, another easy trip is Reims. Check it out. Lots of history and beautiful architecture.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:08 AM
 
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Dublin if you can stretch yourself out of UK and France.
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