We are planning our fourth OU trip to France. Has anyone experienced this trip in September or October? We prefer a light jacket to being hot, but wondering which is the better choice weather wise. Thanks!
Post by sherryhill on Jun 12, 2018 10:29:31 GMT -5
We just returned from this trip & absolutely loved it. The areas are all very interesting, lots of history, architecture, good food, etc. Two of the hotels did not have a/c but it wasn't an issue even in late May, early June. We especially enjoyed the walkability of Sarlat with all of it's cafes, winding cobbled streets, & a great market when we were there. Carcassone, Chenonceaux & Mont St. Michele were sights to behold. Many steps at the Mont but our whole group managed to make it to the top (well worth seeing the Abby & the view) & back down. Each more lovely than the last. The Normandy area is so overwhelming emotionally but glad to have visited. Giverny is such an amazing place with it's lovely gardens echoing Monet's paintings. The water lilies were in bloom which was a real treat. We followed that with the Orangerie Museum in Paris which has the large water lily paintings on display. We extended in Paris to be able to see more of the City which I highly recommend since the tour is only there a short time. I would recommend switching hotels if you do extend. The area around The Hotel Chateau Frontenac is very touristy lacking the small intimate cafes, & neighborhood feel that Paris is known for. There are a couple long days on the coach but you cover a lot of ground. Enjoy this lovely trip, you won't regret it.
I too am debating a September or October trip and can't decide so any input would be great. I am also concerned about flying in and landing in Toulouse the day of the tour. Can anyone share their flight experience and connections with the arranged air from Odyssey's Unlimited? Thanks.
We took this tour a few years ago In October and also really enjoyed it. We made all our connections and arrived in Toulouse in the morning. Florence Hebert, our tour guide, was waiting for us and took us by private car to the hotel. She was an excellent guide, and as an Art student was able to impart a great deal of information about Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. We especially enjoyed the cave art at Lascaux. On one of the free evenings in Saumur, we ate at L'Escargot which was very good.
We were not so lucky with connections when we went to Croatia. Although we had an hour between flights, our plane got in a 1/2 hour late, and even though we ran to the gate, they had already taken all the passengers by bus to the plane which was parked far out on the tarmac. We had to wait about 2 1/2 hours for another flight which wasn't too bad. We called Odysseys and they let the TD know.
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