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      Watercolor Artist - Cours Saleya, Nice

      Nice Apr 8, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      I am trying to locate the name of an artist from which I purchased several small watercolor paintings from during October, 2012. It looks like her first name may be Sofi.

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    • Directions

      Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Apr 7, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      What is the best route from the A51 driving an 8m motorhome.

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      Easter in Provence

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Apr 18, 2014 at 9:32 AM

      Hello
      I'm spending Easter in Provence (based in Marsellie and doing day trips out) and would like some ideas on what to do in Provence over Easter. I'm alone so would like some nice things to do to keep me company! I like markets, festivals or just easter events.
      I would like to visit Aix En Provence, Arles, Lyon, Avignon etc but don't know which days would be best to see these towns. Do things close over the weekend?
      I'm here for 5 days.
      Or any other towns anyone would recommend to see?
      I can't drive around but am more then happy with public transport. Any help would be great!!

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    • Arles Hotel Recommendation

      Arles Apr 21, 2014 at 7:37 AM

      I will be in Arles in late May and would like suggestions for a nice hotel which is centrally located and which has parking.

      Carl

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    • traveling from La Gaude to Cannes

      La Gaude Apr 19, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      Hi
      I want to know how can i go from La Gaude to Cannes by bus or train??

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    • Cab or shuttle

      Villefranche-sur-Mer Apr 14, 2014 at 5:34 AM

      Is there cabs or shuttles to take us from Villefranche sur mer to Monaco for the day?

      Thanks,

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    • Train or Boat to Monaco from St Raphael

      Saint-Tropez Apr 9, 2014 at 4:39 AM

      I am going to St Raphael in July and we want to have a day out in Monaco and was wondering if anyone knows if you can get a train or boat?
      Thanks.

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    • Hi! I have a transportation question on best way to transport 20 students from Aix to Cote

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Apr 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      Are we best suited to secure private transportation or is there a public mode to consider? Thanks for any knowledge you have!

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    • Travel Advice Nice Airport to Juan les Pins

      Juan-les-Pins Apr 3, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      I am flying into Nice airport with my partner for a one week holiday booked to stay at Hotel Sainte Valerie in Juan Les Pins. Could anyone advise on how best to travel ie bus or train & costs involved. We plan to travel at the end of September so unsure if that affects regularity of services due to being out of season. Thank you in advance.

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    • Lunch on a sunday

      Cannes Apr 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM

      Where can we go for a quick lunch on Sunday near the convention center?

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    • way to Saint Tropez

      Nice Apr 18, 2014 at 5:36 AM

      which is the best and cheapest way to go to saint tropez

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      Tour companies

      Avignon Apr 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      We will be based in Avignon last week of August and will not have a car. We would like to book a day tour to Pont Du Garde and the hill towns of Luberon.
      Suggestions and comments from those of you who have used a tour company are Welcome .
      traveling with Aloha
      the coconut wireless

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      Marseille airport to port Saint Louis

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Apr 10, 2014 at 1:16 PM

      Hello I need to get from Marseille airport to Port Saint Louis.
      I think I should take the shuttle from the airport to the bus station at Gare Saint Charles
      and then a Ligne 34 bus to Port Saint Louis.
      Can any kind person confirm this ? and supply an estimate regarding journey time,cost and frequency.
      many many thanks!!

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    • purchasing a camera

      Avignon Apr 4, 2014 at 7:17 AM

      Where can I purchase a decent camera in Avignon or Arles?

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    • Camera and Nice?

      Nice Apr 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM

      I am the one who asked this question. All of the responses were helpful. I was asking to see if camera theft would be a major problem. Would normal procautions be enough? Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

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    • Reasonably priced hotel with pool

      Nice Apr 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

      Bon soir! My friend & I will be visiting Nice at the beginning of August for 4 nights & want to stay at a decent, but reasonably priced hotel with a pool, close to Promenades des Anglais, must have 2 beds! Any suggestions would be great! Merci! Carla :D

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    • Best roads to drive on?

      Saint-Tropez Apr 7, 2014 at 10:03 AM

      I am looking to travel various test drives from the byblos hotel. Can anyone recommend some great 30 - 45 minute routes?

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    • Eurostar to Provence..............................

      Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Apr 4, 2014 at 6:04 AM

      Does the Eurostar go from London to Saintes Maries de la Mer

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    • Nice airport transfer

      Nice 20 hours ago

      Looking for a way to get a private taxi from Nice airport.

      The cheapest I could find is 24 euro at http://www.intaxis.com, just not sure if I really should go for it. How much airport taxi to Nice costs?

      Thanks.

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    • 3 Days in Nice,

      Nice Apr 19, 2014 at 4:10 AM

      What are the best and enjoyable places to enjoy in Nice, Cannes and Monaco. in a 3 days stay... Economical means of transportation and Reasonable places to go for Casino, Dance, Beach and some other places to see for... please guide.

       

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    • Directions

      Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Apr 7, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      What is the best route from the A51 driving an 8m motorhome.

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    • Avignon-Old City Walls-street boundaries

      Avignon Apr 19, 2014 at 9:54 PM

      For a first time traveler to Avignon...we will be there next Winter. I have read that it is best to stay within the old city walls. Which street boundaries would best describe this.....just so we know when looking for accommodation.
      Also wondering what is the best way to get around Avignon in order to see as much as possible in our 5 days. We may also take the odd day trip out of Avignon.
      Any help or guidance much appreciated. Thank you,
      virtay

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    • camera and nice!

      Nice Apr 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

      Should I bring a camera, or buy postcards?

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    • How to divide up 6 days in Nice/Aix-en-Provence--Suggestions Please?

      Nice Apr 7, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      Hello,

      My husband, 2 sons (17 and 12), and I will be arriving into Nice from the United States at around 11:30 am near the end of July and staying in the French Riviera and Aix en Provence for 6 days before we head to the Italian Riviera. We would like suggestions on how to divide up the trip.

      We would like to drive to Aix (inland route) and stop at some of the little towns along the way. We hear it is a beautiful drive, especially this time of year. On the way back to Nice, we also want to hit some of the smaller towns like Cassis. Of course, we will want to visit Antibes, Cannes, St. Tropez, St. Paul de Vence, Menton, Monaco, etc. We have been told that it is not smart to try to drive East on the Coast of Nice at this time of year due to traffic, so we were planning to take trains.

      We think we will be too tired to drive when we arrive the first night. We had originally been planning to stay the first night in Nice, then drive to Aix for 2 nights, then back to Nice as our home base for 3 more nights.

      Our second plan was to spend the first night in Antibes, the next 2 nights in Aix, and the remaining 3 nights in Nice.

      Now that I started looking into accommodations, I remember the reason we usually rent apartments, so I am thinking maybe we should stay in Nice for 3 nights and then Aix for 3 nights or perhaps Nice for 4 nights and then Aix for 2 nights.

      Because I have never been to any of these places, I was hoping that someone might have suggestions.

      We like eating, shopping (unique items--not T-shirts and not brand name items), little towns, people watching, tourist attractions, art (but not so much museums), and eating (higher end). (Of course, if anyone has any "can't miss" experiences, we welcome those as well. I am just beginning my research.) We will likely go to the beach once or twice for an hour or two, but it is definitely not the focus of our trip.

      Any recommendations on how to best divide up our time given your knowledge of the area--traffic, transportation, our interests, time of year, etc.?

      Thank you!!!

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    • Independent Tour Operators?

      Nice Mar 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM

      We're sailing from Barcelona, Spain this summer. The tours that Royal Caribbean offers are quite expensive. Are there independent tour operators at the port who are cheaper that cruise line tours and, if so, do they speak English?

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    • Park in Aix

      by mickatkirkby Online Now Mar 11, 2014 at 12:39 AM

      We are travelling to Ste. Maxime this June calling at Reims, Avignon and Aix. We are trying, the whole family, to re-capture our first visits to the area some 30 years ago. Does anyone recognise this park. Would love to take the grown up kids to play there again with our 4 year old granddaughter. Cant add photo so here is a link onedrive.live.com/redir?resi... Many thanks for your kind help. regards Mick Sherwood, Ackworth, England

      10 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 7:53 AM
    • Avoid bad areas in Aix

      by gravitate Online Now Mar 3, 2014 at 12:59 AM

      I was just wondering what areas to avoid in Aix? We are going next week and want to avoid bad areas such as red light area. Where is this area/ streets so we know to avoid it.

      15 Answers Mar 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM
    • What To Wear in Aix

      by Isobelneuberger Online Now Feb 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

      I'll be in Aix for the month of April. What type of clothing should I take? Too early for cottons? A raincoat?

      Thanks very much.

      13 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 12:24 PM
    • Ascension Day

      by erezmalul Online Now Feb 23, 2014 at 5:42 AM

      Does anyone know please if the markets and museums open in Aix-en-Provence at Ascension Day
      thanks

      1 Answer Feb 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM
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      Clean reasonable central

      by MSLIV Online Now Sep 8, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      I would like help in finding a hotel in a central location.

      Charm a plus

      3 Answers Sep 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM
    • Getting on bus from Marseille airport and traveling to hotel in Aix

      by joysong1960 Online Now Jul 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      How hard is this if you barely speak french?

      7 Answers Jul 3, 2013 at 5:15 AM
    • baggage check

      by eabyrne5 Online Now Jun 23, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      I will be passing through Aix in July and am wondering if there is a bag check at the station. I'd like to step off the train and spend a few hours exploring before continuing on to Paris. Thanks

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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      WHERE TO STAY & HOW TO GET THERE

      by jmandel Online Now Jun 16, 2013 at 4:21 AM

      We will be in Quissac for 3 weeks in August & would like to stay a few nights in Aix. Could someone please recommend a place. Also would you recommend having the use of a car in Aix. We will have a rental car but prefer taking a train if we really dont need a . What would be the best train service from Quissac area to Aix

      9 Answers Jun 17, 2013 at 2:38 AM
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      Paris to Aix-en-Provence

      by Sandypaws3 Online Now May 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      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?

      Sandy

      20 Answers Jun 3, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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      Electric car rental

      by sueannlee Online Now May 9, 2013 at 1:08 AM

      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!

      12 Answers May 9, 2013 at 11:40 AM
    • where to stay?

      by JoleneTYL Online Now Sep 19, 2012 at 4:49 AM

      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?

      10 Answers Sep 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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      meal supplement/replacement drink

      by boylec Online Now Jun 28, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      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.

      4 Answers Jun 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM
    • Driving from Aix to Monte Carlo

      by teganm Online Now Jun 15, 2012 at 8:42 PM

      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.

      5 Answers Jun 17, 2012 at 6:06 AM
    • Jogger friendly?

      by Lstiles09 Online Now Apr 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM

      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 :)

      3 Answers Apr 24, 2011 at 12:53 AM
    • Bus to Cannes

      by Lstiles09 Online Now Mar 31, 2011 at 8:08 AM

      Is it possible to take a bus from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes?

      Thanks!

      5 Answers Apr 11, 2011 at 4:51 AM
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      Public Holidays in France

      by runawaymind Online Now Jan 9, 2011 at 10:16 PM

      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

      7 Answers Apr 17, 2011 at 2:25 AM
    • Bus

      by manounina Online Now Oct 1, 2010 at 3:22 PM

      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.

      2 Answers Oct 1, 2010 at 5:28 PM
    • TrainstoVerona

      by bestgal Online Now Aug 19, 2010 at 11:29 AM

      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.

      5 Answers Jan 26, 2011 at 1:42 PM
    • Bus travel

      by tgaram Online Now Aug 11, 2010 at 6:39 PM

      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

      3 Answers Aug 12, 2010 at 2:32 AM
    • more...winetasting in aix

      by caro36 Online Now Aug 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM

      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

      1 Answer Aug 10, 2010 at 1:26 PM
    • winetasting in Aix

      by caro36 Online Now Aug 9, 2010 at 12:36 PM

      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

      2 Answers Aug 9, 2010 at 4:04 PM
    • train from Aix to Avignon

      by caro36 Online Now Aug 9, 2010 at 12:35 PM

      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 !

      3 Answers Aug 9, 2010 at 2:23 PM
    • Aix en Provence Taxi or Bus Available at night?

      by wuvsu Online Now Aug 8, 2010 at 8:06 PM

      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

      2 Answers Oct 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM
    • where to start

      by talyamasel Online Now Jul 14, 2010 at 11:21 PM

      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

      6 Answers Jul 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    • Day Trip to Aix from Marseille

      by shimin Online Now Jul 8, 2010 at 9:41 PM

      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 =)

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2010 at 11:55 PM
    • Provence

      by sunnietemp Online Now May 9, 2010 at 1:33 PM

      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!

      5 Answers Jun 10, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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      Vintage Clothing

      by luther93 Online Now Apr 27, 2010 at 1:58 PM

      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!

      3 Answers May 3, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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      Rail Travel in Provence

      by OZRogerM Online Now Apr 9, 2010 at 10:34 PM

      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

      6 Answers Apr 10, 2010 at 4:41 AM
    • Trasportation From Aix to other region

      by lomoody Online Now Jan 18, 2010 at 12:47 PM

      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

      2 Answers Jan 20, 2010 at 9:58 PM
    • Bonjour! Je me demande ou, exactement, j'habiterais a Aix en Provence?

      by poppy_bee Online Now Jan 16, 2010 at 4:52 AM

      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 :)

      4 Answers Jan 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM