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I know the experts will think i'm mad and will hold me in contempt for trying this but i am keen to give this busy itinerary a try. Consider this itinerary the before and i will post on my return about the afters for comparison.
I've bought a four day museum pass for 54euros. And plan to use it to the hilt. I will be in paris for 9 days though and below is my intinerary. The main reason for buying the museum pass is to save time in queues. I will probably break even cost wise if i see two places a day and anymore would be a bonus. I figure i can spend 2-3 hours in most of the bigger museums before exhaustion and for the lourvre i can take the whole day with a decent lunch break in a park somewhere outside.
If you were looking at a map you could see that im going to try to see things that are close together to reduce travelling time between sites. And i am intending to use my b... more »
My wife & I are traveling at the beginning of July with 2 little kids (4 & 7). We are driving from Barcelona to Cannes and are looking for some interesting stopping points (wineries, restaurants, interesting little towns, etc) for our drive and maybe and overnight spot to break up the trip. Maybe a B&B connected to a winery? Any suggestions?
Hi ... I'm booking rail tickets ex Australia for France and previously have used an agnecy but which is the best site to do it myself (TGV + regional trains)
I am looking for cheap hotel , but it seems to be very difficult.
Travelling time will be in July.
Airport hotel prices are quite good, but how long does it takes to get city?
Any experiences about apartments ? Housetrip.com ?
Are they reliable?
My in-laws are set to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2014, and my romantic father-in-law is looking to rent an apartment in Paris from April 20th to June 14th with enough room to host friends and family who are lucky enough to drop in.
He's looking at the more traditional sites, and while I know about vrbo.com and airbnb.com, I'm checking in to see if anybody has suggestions for other sites we may not be familiar with. Or have been in a similar situation and have tips.
Naturally, there are financial constraints that we'll need to work around; specifically, he'd like to stay within $1,200 a week ($175 a night or about $5,000 a month). And he'd like to be in an area that's easy for a 70-something couple to walk around. And he'd kill me if I didn't mention "great restaurants" — then, it's Paris.
Any help is much appreciated. They're wonderful, and I'd love to steer them in ... more »
I just wanted to ask if anyone had done a cycling tour of the lore region before and what they could tell me about it. it certainly looks really good and a chance to see the countryside yet the main company that offers it is pretty expensive. is it possibile to just rent a bike for a few days and go off yourself?
if so what are the best Chateau's to visit and what can be done to make the trip any bit cheaper yet still over an exciting few days
In August, I will be visiting Paris with friends and I'm looking for eating with french people.
Did you know a website which offer french home dinner?
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Hi, Going to France - Switzerland for 5 weeks. Never driven there before but giving it a go. What is best Map Reading or GPS?
Hi! I am traveling thru Bordeaux on the way to a yoga retreat in a few days. We need to bring our own mat, but I don't want to lug it all around with me... Anyone have any suggestions on where I can purchase a mat (preferably cheap) in Bordeaux? Thanks so much!!
I would highly recommend hotel ALTAIR, in Nice which is very close to the main railway station, very clean and peaceful place and very helpful staff with good knowledge of English, which is not often the case in France.
I've not been able to find a website about internal flights. and apart from air france i don't know the names of any airlines.
I know that to go by train from paris to pau in the pyrenees takes about 6.5 hours and costs about 90 euros (discounted). can anyone help me find comparative info about flights between paris and pau.
Just a website or airline name would be useful. Unless you happen to know that flights usually cost a lot more. On the other hand, they also probably baggage restrictions that might be a pain for me, since i'm taking my bike too.
Thanks for advice.
In July, I will be driving between La Rochelle and Lyon. My favorite form of tourism is to eat, and I'm wondering if someone can recommend a magical restaurant somewhere between those two cities. It can be fancy, but even better would be a hole-in-the wall. I don't mind the setting, as long as the food is great.
Me and my husband are going to France mid August and we have 3 weeks to go where ever we want before we meet up with family in the Vendee (longeville sur mer).
Our rough plan is-
When we arrive spend 3days in Paris, From there my husband is very keen to go Annecy, then down to the south coast Monaco,cannes,montpellier - This is a very rough idea. So basically once we've spent our time down along the south coast, we're not to sure where to go from there... as obviously we want to end up near the Vendee. Any suggestions as where you like and think is a 'must see' would be really helpful.
Abit of info on what we like is... The coast, mountains, walking/hiking, pretty villages,lakes,cities, yummy food,markets,cheese, chilled out nightlife oh and beautiful beaches! We're young 20's and traveling around in our van/motor home!
Thanks for reading, and hopefully you have ... more »
Info needed on how to search for this. First I tried Thalys and it says no availbility to Frankfurt. then looked at Deutche Bahn and could find a route via Cologne to Frankfurt but no prices given.
What am i doing wrong? Just need a one way ticket for 20.00 arrival at airport on 20th June. I have previously been able to book train trips easily with DB. Am puzzled as to why I am having difficulty. Many thanks for your help. JoyV
My best friend and I will be backpacking for a month this summer and spending some time in France. We are going to be staying in the French Riviera early June before heading to Italy. What towns do you recommend us staying in? We had been planning on going to Nice and then taking day trips to little towns from there, but is there a place that isn't so touristy/expensive?
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