Where should I go this weekend ?

Surprise Monday off. I need somewhere beautiful to get some work done in. This is what's close by that I can afford
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    Nantes, France
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    Verona, Italy
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    This was my first choice but the hotels are crazy expensive and I won't get work done in a hostel. If you had another way to find good, reasonably priced accommodation I'm all ears!