We're thinking about taking the TGV from CDG to Aix-en-Provence when we go to Paris next spring. We'll stay there for 3 days and head back to Paris for 5 days. Does this seem reasonable or too rushed?
hello! i'm renting a car for my trip in Provence and I have 2 qns..
1. I'm taking a train from Paris and arriving at Aix-en-Provence TGV. Is there a difference between Aix-En-Provence TGV and Aix-En-Provence Gare TGV? Is this the same place?
Reason i'm asking is because I was on autoeurope and there were 2 stations under Aix-en-Provence TGV. Strange.
2. Is it practical to rent an electric car? (Citroen C-Zero). Its a lot cheaper but i'm just wondering if i'll have any issues with the charging, especially if we're driving from village to village.. not sure how accessible are charging stations over in Provence.
Any help would be hugely appreciated, thanks!
5days in the Provence area in Oct....where to stay? Avignon, Aix En Provence or Marseille...??? Which would you suggest? Should i take a domestic flight from Charles de gaulle airport or train?
I need to buy my daughter a meal supplement/replacement drink while in Paris. In Canada, the drink is called "Ensure" and it contains approx. 350 calories and has vitamins and minerals added. I've google searched to see if anything like this exists in France and I can't find anything. Here we can buy it in the grocery store or drug store and it comes in six pack bottles. Thanks to anyone who can help.
We are driving one way to Monte Carlo and staying there for 4 days and using it as a base to explore the area (Nice, Eze, etc). Since we only have a car the one way we want to take a scenic route and make stops along the way (how many will depend on how long it takes to get there. In addition, we can explore the different towns more thoroughly by bus once we are settled into Monte Carlo. Any suggestions on which route, stops,etc? We heard the Grand Corniche is the best of the 3. We leave Aix en Provence on Sunday July 1st.
I will be going to school in Aix-en-Provence in the fall and I was just wondering how French people view running (jogging) in the streets? I am a avid runner and need an outlet to exercise :)
Is it possible to take a bus from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes? Thanks!
Hi all, We are going to be in France (Paris and Provence) from about 25th April to maybe 10th May, with a few days in London in between. Sun May 1 and Sun May 8 are public holidays in France. Would there be any effect on the following Mondays? (In Australia, if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is declared a public holiday). Is there anything like that that I should watch out for (eg banks closed, museums closed on the Mon)? Would it be extra difficult to drive to Provence on 1st May? Should I expect more traffic coming and in and out of the city? Thanks Eve
How can i go to "chemin roger martin" by bus? which bus line to take? and is there a line from "rue cuques" or it's from down town "rotonde"??? Thannnnks.
Where is the best place in Provence to catch a direct train to Verona? Would it be near Avignon or Aix en Provence? Please help! Thank you.
I wish to travel from AIX en provence to Monte Carlo. Is it better by bus or train. I wish to travel on the morning of 29th October for arrival by mid afternoon. Your advice thanks Terry
Hi there, thank you for your anwers. Will try to find a domaine near the city of Aix. I saw the chateau Bougerelle - and they seem okay, but they say they are closed. That's odd because their website still says they are open .... And we now will go by bus from Aix to Avignon. Thank you for your replies ! Regards, Caro
Hi all, I would also like to visit a chateau near Aix - but we are by bike so we do not want to go to far from Aix city. I was looking for chateau Bougerelle but they say they are closed, another one only has red wine......does someone have good ideas ?? Thank you, Caro
Hello all, would it be possible to go from Aix to Avignon by regular train ? I mean, from both city stations (not from TGV). As when I look at the SNCF site, there only pop up trains from Aix first to Marseille TGV and than to Avignon. But I just want to go from city to city !
Hi: I have a couple of questions about transportation in Aix en Provence. I plan to arrive from Marseille and I assume it is best to switch to a train to AIX en Provence Centre to get closer to my hotel near downtown. Would bus be better? I hear AIX en provence TGV is much farther away almost outside of town. Do they have car rentals at the train station in AIX en Provence Centre? I am going near the area Chemin de Repentance for an event, how late is bus and taxi available at night? Does Taxi run late at night like 2am-5am? For car rentals do they give a surcharge for international travelers or a mandatory collision insurance? I am trying to figure out the most economic for 2 days in Aix en Provence. Thanks
I am planning to come to the Aix En Provence region with my two children for an extended stay (maybe up to 12 months) and I would like to begin to research finding a place to stay. My preference would be a rural setting not too far from the town (i will have a car) and not too far from a local school. Where is a good place to try and start to look for properties of this type and get a feel for what this might cost. thanks
Hi, is taking a bus or a train better for making a day trip to Aix-en-Provence from Marseille? I've heard that a bus would be better because the Marseille train station is apparently quite scary at night? But could someone help me with the name of the bus company I can get tickets at as well as their schedule and pick-up and drop-off points in both Marseille and Aix? Also, should I just go there and buy the tickets or must I buy them online? This trip will be in mid-September, so will it be hard to get tickets? Thanks =)
These guide books are making me crazy! I'll be visiting Provence and want assurance that driving will be enjoyable without worry I'll fall off a cliff!! Also, I want to stay a few days in a medieval town, stone walls, market, experience village life, lavendar and sunflower fields, etc....I'll be there in Late July.....any suggestions on a base camp?? Any suggestions on B&B's or small hotels in the center of town near a town square?? Is VISA widely used? I'm assuming the EURO Card is no problems?? Thanks!
Any reccomendations on vintage clothing shops in Nice,Cannes,or in any of the other towns in Provence. Or any good recommendations on boutiques. Not looking for "Haute Couture" by any means, but a good place for clothing that can only be found in Provence!
Hi Wer'e wanting advice on the best train to catch (on a monday morning) from Les Arc to Aix en Provence and how do we purchase tickets prior or on the day. Regards Roger
I am wondering what is the best transportation way , it is quite difficult for me to find the relvant info about the fare and the details. 1. From Aix to Marseille airport 2. From Aix to Avignon 3. From Nice to Aix Thank you very much. :D
Hello there, I am moving to Aix in March and am planning on renting a small apartment. I have up to 600 euros/month. I am 25, an archiecture student and am going to be spending my time drawing, eating (yum!) and researching architecture. Does anyone live in Aix and can recommend me a nice area to move to? Is the center of Aix all very nice and/or are there any areas just outside that have good transport and are safe and arty? Merci beaucoup! J'entends votre reponse avec impatience :)
Our cruise will stop in Marsailles on Sunday, November 29, and we'd like to take a bus to Aix and back for the day. I'm having trouble finding a bus schedule in English, since my French is very basic. It seems that a bus is the best idea, but maybe the train is better on Sunday. Can anyone help?
I will be in Lyon for a few days and after that to Aix. Is it better to take a train to Marseille and change to bus to arrive in Aix town as my hotel is near the bus station. Or TGV direct to Aix, but have to go to TGV station and then transfer probably by bus to Aix town. Which is the most convenient having a big luggage. Thanks.
I need to take a trip to Salon or Les Baux from Aix. Any public transportation ? Or to Moustiers St. mARIES ?
Does anyone know or has anyone taken a bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice on a sunday in September? Any suggestions on english websites available for a bus schedule or is there a train schedule available. Thank you for any information.
I am traveling to Provence area in August and am looking for a one bedroom with kitchenette in a village setting or walking distance to a village. Any suggestions?? Thanks. Aug 10-19, 2 adults, one year old baby.
At the end of june I'm visiting Aix-en-Provence,any suggestions about not tipical tourist places-like galleryes, restarurants, streets...that ought to be seen?? Or how to get in contact with others for sigtseeing?
Any excursion in the afternoon pick up from hotel in Aix for Cassis and Calanques ? Would like to do on my own, but it seems that I have to go to Marseille from Aix. Any transport from Aix to Cassis ?
will have 3 day stay in Aix without car. I know Avignon already. Whereelse I could visit for a half day each place outside Aix ( not Marseille )