I am planning to stay in france for a month but am really not sure where to go since I am new to france and wouldnt mind just anywhere.
I am considering Toulouse, Paris, and Lyon at the moment. My only concern about Paris is that it might be too crowded over the summer with all the tourists flooded in. I want to experience a genuine french culture and want to stay in big-medium towns where there are loads of things to do like concerts, festivals and activities after class. It'd be nice to be able to make short weekend trips to the nearby towns too so it's also a matter of convinience.
Paris isn't so bad but it's probably gonna be very pricy. So really it's kind of down to Lyon and Toulouse now. Thing is I've been to Lyon twice and never Toulouse. But then it'd be difficult to get out of Toulouse to Paris given it's a 5 hour ride journey and the train fare is expensive. Give advice please!