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Suggestions on where to spend 2 weeks in Aug, not too far from Geneva

Hi,

I am looking fro crowd-sourced input to help our decision making.

We need to exit our house for 2 weeks in August while it gets painted - so we are looking for place to go to for the 2 weeks ,that wont break the bank.

Can be in Switzerland our anywhere within 5-6 hours drive from GVA.

Here are constraints:
Aug 8 - 22
Sleeps 5 ( 2 adults; 3 kids ( teenagers)
Budget 1500 chf - 2000chf for the 2 weeks.(accomodation)
Comfortable and Clean .
Within 5-6 hours drive (I am willing to drive 8hrs if its Fantastic!)
Can be a 2 week block or 1 week in place A & 1 week place B.

We are thinking:
Bernese Oberland (but a bit pricey)
Lake Como.
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... ( this is where you come in..Suggestion of destinations?)



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Re: Suggestions on where to spend 2 weeks in Aug, not too far from Geneva

School holidays, so nowhere will be mega cheap. Do you have to drive or can you hop on a plane, Eastern Europe or Greece could be nice and accommodation is cheaper than Switzerland for sure. Or if you have to drive I'd go to France or Italy.
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Re: Suggestions on where to spend 2 weeks in Aug, not too far from Geneva

Campsites have nice bungalows you can rent. Pick one with a swimming pool & the teens should be happy enough. You'll need to book early.
http://www.tcs.ch/fr/voyages-camping.../bungalows.php
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Re: Suggestions on where to spend 2 weeks in Aug, not too far from Geneva

France ....?
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Re: Suggestions on where to spend 2 weeks in Aug, not too far from Geneva

If you like some celtic/french atmosphere you could rent a house ą la mer in bretagne, the cornouaille is very nice (better climate than the northern coast), lots of things to see, beautiful villages, very good plāteaus de fruits de mer, sidre, regional beer, ideal for biking and BBQ.
The negatives are: the bathrooms may smell of piss, the climate is very variable and water temperature is prohibitive. further south in the atlantic coast is more expensive i think.
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