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Hiking at parc d'ecrins & TDF questions

I'm going to the alps this summer and have a few questions.

I'm planning to hike around in parc d'ecrins. Is it necessary to book gites in advance and if so, roughly how long in advance?

I'll be around to watch the TDF on alpe d'Huez. All the hotels are completely full. So I'm considering camping wild on the mountain. Are there basic facilities (i.e toilet) in place?

Is it feasible to travel from Grenoble on the day of the race? (obviously early in the morning).

Any general tips on TDF is…

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5/6 Day Provence Self Drive Ideas

Hi, I'm hoping someone could please help with a self drive itinerary while we're in France. We're planning on picking up a car (probably from Avignon) and travelling around the lavender fields and seeing Parc du Verdon. We're also keen to see wineries/ olive farms and do a cycle tour to maybe combine all of those options? We're travelling from Belgium and thinking of going to Paris and then Avignon via TGV train... would this be the best option? The dates are between 29 June - 3rd/ 4th June…

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PARIS - 7 Days Itinerary (incl. June 7 (Sun) - Free Museum Day)

Hi All

I am in Paris from 5 June Friday to 11 June Thursday. I am planning to buy the Paris 6 day pass.

5th June fri - Big bus tour and Seine river cruise (covered by paris pass)
6th June sat - Eiffel tower, Luxembourg gardens, Sacre Coeur
7th June sun - Since museums will be crowded, planning to go to Versailles for full day
8th June mon - Louvre, Orangiere
9th June tue - Arc de Triomphe, Champs, Notre dame, Centre Pompidou
10th June wed - Rodin, Orsay, Opera visit
11th June thurs -…

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Train along Riviera out of Nicer

My fiancé and I go to Nice in June, staying in AirBNB for one week.
We plan day trips along the coast to Cannes, Antibes, Monaco, Menton, Ventimiglia and beaches.

We would like to take train and hop off and on. Can we buy a one week Card or similar - for tours like that ?
Also I remember an old fashioned train with a funny name going into the countryside. Any INFO on that?

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Options to Monacco for the day

Hey all, I am in Nice atm and want to take a day trip to Monacco tomorrow.... would you suggest the train or bus and if bus, does it leave from the train station?
Thx

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South Coast of France

Hi guys,

This summer I am going interrailing.

My 1st stop is Barcelona, I then want to visit Italy. (I want to visit the main cities & Amalfi Coast)

Do you suggest I fly to Italy?

Or catch the train (I will have an interrail pass) along the coast?

Where would you reccomend I stop off on the way? Montpellier? Nimes? Marsellie? Cannes?

Thanks

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Biarritz or Nice? 5 weeks to be spent as French Language Student

I have the ability to spend 5 weeks in France during August/early September. I have narrowed down my choices to Biarritz or Nice.

I can't decide which would be the better choice. Many of my French friends have opted for Biarritz. Does anyone have any input? Or any other suggestions?

Thanks!

-Natalie

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Rough draft for my France honeymoon - feedback appreciated!!

My fiance and I are going on a honeymoon to France for two weeks in July. We'll be flying in and out of Paris, as that seems to be by far the cheapest way to get in t France from the US. The big to-do's on our list are Paris, enjoying the wine and countryside in Burgundy, and seeing the Lavender fields in Provence, and of course we want it to be romantic. Is my first take on the trip and my price estimates high enough? I know the main forum post addresses this topic generally, but I'd really…

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France and Switzerland in early June

Hello,

We (Family of four myself, wife, two kids 3.5 years and 9 months old) are considering a trip to Paris and Switzerland in early June (IA). We'll arrive in Paris on 3rd June (IA) and depart from Zurich on 14 June (IA). Following is our brief itinerary:

3 June : Arrival in Paris (Hotel Dream Castle near Disney Land)
4 June :Euro Disney (Hotel Dream Castle near Disney Land)
5 June : Euro Disney (Hotel Dream Castle near Disney Land)
6 June : Euro Disney (Hotel Dream Castle near Disney Land)

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Crowd in Versailles and Fontainebleau on weekends

Hi,

I would be in Paris the first week of May (arriving on 30th Apr, departing on the 6th) . I am considering going to the Louvre on the 1st, Versailles on the 2nd and Fontainebleau on the 3rd. How bad is the crowd at these places during the weekend ? Should I move my visit to Mon and Tue ?
I am particularly concerned because the first Sunday would be free to visit and that might attract a lot of people.
Is it the same case for Saturdays as well ?

Any suggestions on the itinerary ?

Any…