Why Shore I'd Like to Get Out of Paris for the Day!
June 30, 2013 2:05 PM Subscribe
Help two American first-timers to France choose a town for our "Get out of Paris" day. The catch: it has to be a shore town, somewhere between Le Havre and Dunkirk.
posted by Rykey to Travel & Transportation around La Petite Pierre, France (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My fiancee and I will be in Paris for five days in mid-July, and we'd like to jump on a train one of those days and get out of the city. We've narrowed it down to the area between La Havre and Dunkirk, but it has to be on the shore (fiancee looooves the water). The guidebooks all have their recommendations, but I'm interested in hearing what the hive has to say.
Quirky and unique to that town/region are much more important to us than touristy and familiar. Near a rail station would be great. Romantic is a plus, but not necessary. Really, we want to see how ordinary French of that area live, and experience something we won't in Paris.
I've purposely left out our specific interests because I don't want to limit the responses, but there is one caveat: we *don't* want to visit anything having to do with the WWII battle of Normandy.