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Overnight stop from Basel to Paris - Auxerre or around?

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Overnight stop from Basel to Paris - Auxerre or around?

Going to Paris and then the UK in summer. We want to enjoy a full day in Paris, so we wanna stay around Auxerre for the night (and move to Paris the next morning). We are coming in from Switzerland - crossing the border in Basel.

Is this town a good place to crash for a night? I'm looking for a town with easy access by car ... easy in - easy out, so we wont lose much time. Or is the a better town around for spending the night (withing 2-3 hours of Paris) on our route?

Thanks a lot!

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1. Re: Overnight stop from Basel to Paris - Auxerre or around?

Auxerre is OK but in my opinion either Dijon or Beaune are more interesting. They're both 3 hours from Paris.

Alternatively you could take the A5 and stay at Troyes, which is around 2 hours away.

It really depends on what you want to do in the limited time you have.

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2. Re: Overnight stop from Basel to Paris - Auxerre or around?

Thanks for your answer. Beaune actually looks pretty charming. Might stopover there....

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3. Re: Overnight stop from Basel to Paris - Auxerre or around?

You're welcome, hope you enjoy it. As you probably know, it isn't easy to find a restaurant in France on a Sunday so if that's your stopover day you might want to check what's open first.

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4. Re: Overnight stop from Basel to Paris - Auxerre or around?

Did you go to both Auxerre and Beaune? What did you think? Heading out in two weeks for my first unplanned international trip and would appreciate your input as to where to head once I arrive. Many thanks!

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5. Re: Overnight stop from Basel to Paris - Auxerre or around?

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