Hey guys, I'm doing this a little backwards. Instead of picking somewhere I want to go and then going there, work is shipping me off to the Saclay/Orsay area, just outside of Paris, for up to 75 days, starting at the end of March. I have hermit DNA in my system, and being that close to a major metropolitan area for an extended period of time is probably going to cause a vein to pop. So I know I'm buying a TDM 850 from wheatwhacker, and I need to contact Doug about insurance. What I don't know is where I should go? I'm looking for scenic backroads, low population, low traffic "therapy routes" which are essentially day trips or weekend trips starting and ending in Orsay. Lots of boring agricultural land is fine. If I can get to mountains, I'd like to do that too. I want to avoid routes which just take me from one town to the next at low speeds due to all the intersections and traffic. Town bad. Country good. Low stress riding is the name of the game. I'd prefer camping over hotels, and I don't even need a developed campsite as long as throwing down a tent in the woods is ok over there. Variety is good. A different route every weekend would be awesome. This is probably the stuff that is too mundane to be part of a trip that is planned months in advance and costing a transatlantic plane ticket. So does anyone have suggestions? Bryce PS: Oh. I also don't speak French, if that makes a difference.