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    • New Years Day

      Nice Yesterday

      My wife and and I arrive in Nice the afternoon of Dec. 31. Obviously finding a restaurant shouldn't be a problem. But what about New Years day? Is everything shut tight or are some restaurants open?
      Thank you,
      Ephraim

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    • Retina specialist

      Nice Dec 10, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      My wife and I are heading back to Nice for three months. Unfortunately, we were delayed due to a torn retina which required me to have laser retina surgery. My doctor said I have weak retinas since this is the second time it happened. In case this happens again I would like to contact a retina specialist during my stay.

      Does anyone know of a retina specialist, not necessarily a personal recommendation but a facility that performs this kind of surgery, in Nice or environs? I have searched Google, spoken to one facility in Nice, Nice Retina at 2 Rue Eugene Emmanuel,  without success. Any help would be greatly apreciated. Thank you,

      Ephraim

       

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    • 4 days in Aix en Provence

      Aix-en-Provence Dec 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

      We will be visiting Aix en Provence from the 15-19th of December. Do you think that 4 full days in Aix are too much?

      If yes, can you kindly suggest any place nearby which is worth visiting. Please note that we will be using public transport only.

      Thanks in advance

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    • Train from Nice to Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Arles, Nimes

      Nice Dec 18, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      We are staying in Nice for several months and would like to take a side trip for several days to see Saint- Remy-de- Provence, Arles and Nimes. From what I can tell those three towns are in fairly close proximity to one another. Does someone know if train travel is convenient for anyone of those three town and from there we can perhaps take local transportation to the other two. We do not want to rent a car which would probably be the easiest solution but it is not available to us.
      Thanks for any help.
      Ephraim

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    • Kitchen shop?

      by Veronicavalentine Online Now Nov 15, 2014 at 2:44 AM

      Looking to buy herb scissors in Avignon. Any suggestions, please?

      9 Answers Nov 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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      Central Avignon Train Station Address

      by TooTallFinn24 Online Now Jul 21, 2014 at 8:11 PM

      While on the subject of Avignon, does anyone have the physical address of Avignon Central Train Station, I am trying to use the Michelin Road and Walk Planner but no such luck yet. Thanks!

      6 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 1:50 AM
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      Baladines in Avignon

      by TooTallFinn24 Online Now Jul 21, 2014 at 7:50 PM

      Aooarently there is a baladine ( mini-bus) service in Avignon that takes passengers along the Cours Jean Jaures to homes and other locations in the area. However i can find no references to such a mini bus service. Does anyone know Avignon well enough to advise me as to where I might information on the baladines (minibus) service in the City. I don't want to take a taxi. Thanks.

      5 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 1:49 AM
    • Amateur Scooter Drivers in Luberon

      by Yank0 Online Now Jun 25, 2014 at 1:59 AM

      Hello,

      Me an my girlfriend are arriving in Avignon end of June.

      We were thinking about renting a scooter to move around Luberon. I have few questions though:

      - Is scooter driving safe in the area for amateur scooter drivers like us? We both handle a bike just fine but have never been on a scooter before. I know if you can drive a bike, then there shouldn't be a a problem with scooters.

      - Is it convenient to drive a scooter with two people from Avignon to small villages like Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, etc or the distance is too big for a scooter?

      We were also considering renting a car, but those are very expensive and we want to save the extra 200 Eur between scooter rent and car rent.

      Thanks!

      16 Answers Jun 26, 2014 at 1:40 AM
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      Theater Festival

      by BeckyR9 Online Now Jun 19, 2014 at 4:32 AM

      We will be staying in Arles the first week in July and found out about the Theater Festival in Avignon. Should we get tickets, are tickets needed to do anything at the event? What is a must see at the festival? Is there a program in English available? Thanks.

      7 Answers Jun 20, 2014 at 7:17 AM
    • Road Traffic from Avignon to Nice

      by bigballoon Online Now Jun 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      We are visiting Southern France in August and will take the flight back home from Nice. We are now thinking about whether we should drive from Avignon to Nice or take a train instead. Has anybody driven from Avignon to Nice before, how bad is the traffic between the 2 cities in August? I am worried about heavy congestion. How long would the journey be? How much would the toll fees be if we drive in a car?

      20 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM
    • Taxi Company

      by ExChav Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Can anyone recommend a taxi company to take us approx. 40 km from Avignon Central Rail station to Malemort du Comtat.
      How much should this cost?

      Thanks in anticipation.

      2 Answers Jun 9, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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      Latest tips for avignons

      by silentfish193350 Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM

      Our family (3 people) will be staying in Avignon for a few days from the third week of June. Could anyone with recent experiences suggest me to select a private tour and restaurants since we have booked hotel rooms already. With best regards. Thuy

      5 Answers Jun 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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      How to get to Avignon center from TGV station at late night?

      by aliceroberta Online Now May 22, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      I will be arriving at the Avignon TGV station at 11pm on June 3.
      I've checked some methods to get to the city center, but they all seem to be closed before 11pm.
      Is taxi the only possible way for me to get there?

      11 Answers May 23, 2014 at 5:27 AM
    • what to see around avignon ?

      by pallavi.singhee Online Now May 22, 2014 at 3:18 AM

      hi , we are travelling to Avignon from pairs by train . We are at Avignon for two nights in July and then go to nice for 4 nights. i would like help with the following -
      1) which places should i see near Avignon to make the most of my two day trip , should i take the day trip offered by vaitor to see the provence - it covers Baux de Provence , Pont du Gard ,st remys ,Roussillon,Gordes,Lavender Museum ( its 10 hour trip )
      2) on the day we leave avignon we were planning to hire a car to nice , and lunch at aix di provence. which route should we take . Also where should we hire our car from .
      3) in our 4 days at nice we were planning to do day trips to eze,monacco,antibies , canes and paul di vence. Any other place you think we should see?

      9 Answers May 23, 2014 at 7:45 PM
    • Avignon-Old City Walls-street boundaries

      by virtay Online Now 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

      8 Answers Apr 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM
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      Train for an American from Paris to Avignon

      by TooTallFinn24 Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      Looking at taking the train in the fall from Paris to Avignon. In researching tickets the central French site diverts me automatically over to Rail Europe where of course the tickets are much more expensive. How would you recommend purchasing the least cost tickets on TGV I think they are called "prems," in a form that I can print them in advance.

      Second, which is the best train station in Paris to catch the train to Avignon. I understand that I have the choice of Gard De Lyons or Disneyland Paris. Am I correct? Thanks for the help gang.

      13 Answers Apr 20, 2014 at 4:21 AM
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      Tour companies

      by coconutwireless Online Now 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

      4 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 5:22 AM
    • purchasing a camera

      by kaye.johnson.janda Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 7:17 AM

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

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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      Souvenir shops??

      by MarshaB4 Online Now Mar 24, 2014 at 10:06 PM

      Suggestions on where to find the souvenirs of the area?

      2 Answers Mar 25, 2014 at 10:32 AM
    • travelling to South of France

      by SanLee Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      We will be flying in to Marseille, and will have 4 nights in south of France. Where is a better place to stay and move around? Marseille or Avignon?

      3 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 2:42 PM
    • Tips on accommodation, car rentals..

      by s_david Online Now Mar 9, 2014 at 9:26 AM

      Hello friends,
      I've crystallised my travel plans. I now plan to visit Avignon from July 12 for 7 days? Unfortunately most of the nice places seem booked. We are a family of 3. I would ideally like a b&b with common kitchen facility. From most of the tips I feel staying in the town centre would be preferable. Budget is around 150 euros per night for a room with accommodation for 3. Any suggestions would be welcome.
      Also, what are the car rental charges (approx) per day - are automatic shift cars easily available for rent?
      Thanks in advance.

      11 Answers Mar 28, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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      Vélopop bikes

      by Nemorino Online Now Mar 5, 2014 at 3:01 AM

      Have any of you ever used the Vélopop bikes in Avignon? Do you have any advice about them.
      Any suggestions about other places to rent/hire bicycles in Avignon?

      Please answer this only if you have personal knowledge or exprience of the subject. I am perfectly capable of googling and have done so already. Thanks!

      8 Answers Mar 6, 2014 at 5:49 AM
    • Lavender fields

      by s_david Online Now Feb 20, 2014 at 7:05 AM

      Would the lavender field be flowering in the last week of June?

      10 Answers Mar 6, 2014 at 1:40 PM
    • Avignon Taxi Service

      by scott.bryan Online Now Jan 1, 2014 at 8:37 PM

      Is there a Taxi line at the Avignon TGV station to take tourists into the old city? What is the typical cost for a ride to the Palais de Popes?

      14 Answers Jan 5, 2014 at 5:58 AM
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      Arriving Provence Late august, Early September

      by coconutwireless Online Now Oct 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      Aloha
      We have eight nights and seven full days
      We are looking at arriving in Lyon by train in the early evening. Fly into CDG on the 26th of Aug at 12;30pm and want to take the train directly to Lyon. We are thinking of spending three nights and two full days in Lyon and for the additional four days basing ourselves in either Avignon or Arles, taking one or two (schedule allowing) day and half - day trips from there.
      We realize we are going at the high and (hot) season. Which of the do you recommend (Hotel Budget, less touristic :-), convenience for taking train day trips, etc., of these two cities to use as a base?
      We plan on visiting the one we do not use for the base.
      Perhaps, there is a smaller city near either of these two that might serve as a base that you could recommend that might better meet the above criteria.
      Traveling with Aloha.
      The coconut wireless

      5 Answers Dec 14, 2013 at 8:47 AM
    • Public transport to Gordes.

      by Bernadetteh Online Now Aug 30, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      Is it possible to do a day trip to Gordes from Avignon using public transport please?

      2 Answers Aug 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM
    • Avignon Day Trip Suggestions

      by mohit9382 Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      Hi,

      I am planning to visit Avignon in August this year and will be staying there for 4 days. I have so far managed to plan the below itinerary for the duration of my stay in Avignon. As I won’t be renting a car, all these trips are planned using public transport (train/buses). I just wanted help regarding the 4th day trip.

      Day 1 - Spend the afternoon and evening in Avignon

      Day 2 - St Remy , Les Baux de Provence and Arles
      · Line 57 - Avignon to St Remy (50 mins) 2-3 hours

      · Line 59 - St remy - Les Baux De Provence (15min)

      · Line 59 - Arles (50min )

      Day 3 – Avignon to Marseille and Cassis and Calanques

      Day 4 - I am bit confused between the 2 below. What will you recommend between the two ? In case you have some other suggestions then please do let me know.

      1) To go to Pont Du Gard. But I am not sure if it is worth the whole day ? Is there anything else which I can cover. Some websites are suggesting to go to Uzes.

      2) To go to Isle Sur La Gorgue. But I am not sure if it worth the whole day trip ? Is there any other surrounding places which I can see ?

      Thanks,
      Mo

      9 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 1:54 AM
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      wine: chateauneuf du pape

      by ladyontheroad Online Now Aug 11, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      Any place close to the Avignon train station to relax for an hour and drink chateauneuf du pape

      16 Answers Aug 13, 2013 at 9:12 AM
    • Entre Vigne Et Garrigue

      by Dondude Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      Is this famous restaurant near the city?

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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      Cycling & Top Places to Visit in Avignon Area

      by GeeC Online Now Jul 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      We are a retired senior couple planning our trip to France, 7 days in Nice, 7 in Paris and 7 in Avignon. We have opted to not rent a car for this trip, hopefully trying the slow travel mantra....see more by doing less!
      We love biking, but more smelling the roses on flatish terrain, rather than racing around.....40 to 50 km a day would be nice for at least a few days in Avignon. Then visiting Arles, Orange, Pont Du Gard (canoing/swimming?), St. Remy as day trips.
      We would really appreciate any comments or suggestions around our plans to bike, and use public transportation for the remainder. Are there any other cities/villages that we should include?
      All thoughts and suggestions would be most welcome!
      Thanks in advance.

      8 Answers Jul 8, 2013 at 1:44 PM
    • Four days to get from Montpellier to Nice - whats best to see?

      by Mayo1 Online Now Apr 23, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      Hi,
      I am arriving into Montpellier on Sunday evening, and need to be in Nice by Friday evening - what are the best things you would recommend I do and the nicest towns along the route?
      Is Montpellier worth staying in? Should I just head to Avignon and spend my time around there? Is Marseille worth visiting given my short time?

      7 Answers Apr 24, 2013 at 9:10 AM
    • Scheduling and Transportation

      by vkaiser Online Now Apr 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Hello =) I will be in Avignon for 2 weeks in June with no car and am wondering if I can buy bus/train tickets to surrounding cities (St. Remy, Vaison la Romaine, Nimes etc) same day or if I must reserve a seat/buy in advance like the TGV. Thank you.

      5 Answers Apr 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM
    • buses from Avignon / Gordes area - to Lourdes

      by virgorine Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 12:50 AM

      hi, does anyone know if there is a bus service from Avignon area ( we are staying in Gordes) to Lourdes.
      I was hoping for a flight but if this is not possible it would be great to go by bus.
      A website would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

      11 Answers Mar 24, 2013 at 6:38 AM
    • flights from Avignon to Lourdes

      by virgorine Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 12:42 AM

      Hi, can anyone tell me if there are flights from Avignon to Lourdes during the week.
      Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Mar 24, 2013 at 7:18 AM