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Driving from Carcassonne to Paris

Good afternoon all,

Any advice I have previously received form this forum has proven very helpful, so I find myself returning to the well to request some further assistance.

My wife and I are travelling from Brisbane (Australia) to France, arriving on 27 December 2014 and departing on 16 January 2015 (from Paris).

It is the first time either of us have been to France, so we are quite excited. However beyond booking our flights (and for a number of reasons), we have been unable to commence…

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Cheap Ibis Hotels

Hello LP World.

Ill be in Paris for 4 nights and im looking at the Ibis chain hotels. Can anyone tell me of an experience they have had at one of these places? Im looking at these hotels due to their close proximity to the train stations. I have looked at tripadvisor most of them are ranked around 700+ which makes me wonder a little bit, but they are within my budget with free breakfast and wifi!

Thanks for your help in advance!

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Climb Mt Blanc and tour France - 2015

Hi all,
We are climbing Mt. Blanc in July 2015, (dates haven't been set in stone yet but it will be after 12 July since we arrive in country on the 12th). Thus far there are 3 of us in the group but we are looking for one more member (or 3 more - even number is good) to have a reduced price on the guided tour. All of us have done basic alpine climbing at least once before.
We fly into Paris and then travel to Chamonix from where the climb starts. Once the climb is done, we plan to…

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New Year's Eve - where with a 2,5-months old baby?

Hi All,

we are a couple with a 1-month baby and are looking to spend a few days/up to 1 week (after Christmas - 02/01/15) somewhere in southern/eastern France, ideally in the mountain area (we'll be going by car) . We are based in Paris now and will spend Christmas there.
Could anyone recommend a place suitable for a family with a 2,5 month old baby (where we could do nice walks with a baby trolley, with good & easy access to restaurants, a hotel with bigger room)? I was thinking of…

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Selling low-price train ticket Paris- Nice & Lyon - Paris

Selling train ticket Paris - Nice Jan.4 and Lyon to Paris Jan.12. 25 euros each or the best you can offer. Contact me if you're interested in.

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Paris day trip to see Van Gogh's grave

Thanks to the new 'auto-lock' policy, all existing threads about day trips from Paris are now locked and can not be added to.

Like this one:

I wanted to add info about the grave of Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, easily visited as a day trip from the capital by car or train. But since I can't, i've shared it here ;-)

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Avoid roaming fees while traveling WIFI in FRANCE

I strongly recommend the following service that allows to book a personal wifi hotspot. I used it during a recent trip to France. The company is called BIENVENUE TELECOM, they offer an 4G/LTE unlimited plan starting at 5 euros per day. It was delivered at my hotel in Paris.
I could avoid annoying roaming fees (calling with Viber, WhatsApp or FaceTime), checked my email and enjoy a very good connection. www.bienvenuetele.com
I was tired to pay those stupid fees to my US service provider!

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Where in France with kids

Hi
Travelling to France in August, spending 4-5 days in Paris and would like suggestions on where else to spend about 5 days. Here are our requirements:

-within 2-3 hours from Paris as we have to return to catch a flight to Croatia
-prefer to get to by train or bus but car hire can be an option
-suitable for kids (girls) aged 11,7 and 5
-not wanting to visit coastal towns as will spend 10 days on Croatian coast, and not wanting to visit Alps as we stayed there last time
-must have reasonably…

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Communications within mostly rural France

Hello -

I plan to use an Android tablet during my January travels in France. I have a number of questions about Internet access and using Skype.

Is WiFi available in most hotels, restaurants and public buildings, for example in the Auvergne?

Portable WiFi hotspots are widely promoted for travelers, but they are quite expensive. Do they work well? Are they worth the money?

What about 3G ? Do I have to arrange to get a sim card in advance?

Is there any problem using Skype (Credit or…

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Camping across Europe in April/May (weather?)

Hi all,

After finishing my degree in April I want to go travel through Europe for awhile. I want to keep the costs down as much as possible so I can go back to school! I was wondering how cold it would get at night if I wanted to camp. I want to go through London, Barcelona, Paris, Zagreb, Rome, Brussels, Berlin, Amsterdam and then back up to London. Will it be worth my time planning on camping? Or should i just stay in hostels?

Thanks for the help!