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What are some nice towns to visit?

Brisbane
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What are some nice towns to visit?

Hello

We are in the Dordogne area and have 4 nights before travelling to San Sebastián.

Can anyone suggest some good towns to visit and perhaps somewhere we should base ourselves?

We would like a good base and perhaps be a blue to take some short train trips to surrounding towns

Would appreciate your help

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Albufeira, Portugal
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1. Re: What are some nice towns to visit?

Bordeaux is an obvious place to suggest as it has trains to surrounding areas and pleasant towns like Pauillac, Agen, Arcachon and Mont de Marsan.

Bordeaux is a big city though! Périgueux is a nice town with plenty of history.

A glance at the regional rail map shows that options elsewhere are limited for train trips out. The routes in yellow are operated by bus, the railway lines having been closed.

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Trains are not frequent on many lines and few operate later than about 8pm.

Edited: 02 October 2015, 11:02
Albufeira, Portugal
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2. Re: What are some nice towns to visit?

I will add Pau to the list. I spent a few pleasant days there myself a couple of years ago.

Périgueux is of course not in the Pyrenées Atlantique.

Biarritz, France
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3. Re: What are some nice towns to visit?

The train network isn't very good so I would stick to the coast and get the train to Bayonne, Biarritz then Saint Jean de Luz.

Brisbane
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4. Re: What are some nice towns to visit?

Many thanks for the helpful reply

Brisbane
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5. Re: What are some nice towns to visit?

Thank you

Brisbane
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6. Re: What are some nice towns to visit?

Thank you

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