Flight around $400, and a 4 day rail pass if two people buy is about $200 a piece. Lodging split should be less than $40 a person/night....Leave Wednesday 4/20, arrive Paris at 9am Thursday. Depart 4/25 Monday late afternoon, return Tuesday evening.
Toying with the following itineraries:
#1- North France: Rennes, Versailles, Mont St. Michel, Beaches of Normandy
#2- East/Riviera: Beaune, Avignon, Nice, Antibes, Nimes
#3- West: Bordeaux, Nantes, Bretagne
No Marseilles or Toulouse, short time in Paris (front and back end)
While in Paris- another visit to Musee d'Orsay, Rue Cler, Left Bank.
I want to pick up Rick Steves book on France, maybe get some ideas from there...Would love to explore back doors of France.