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      Beauvais Jan 24, 2015 at 8:09 PM

      Heading from Paris to Beauvais in June this Year, am interested in finding out has anyone had
      experience with leaving baggage for a duration of few hours while enjoying the city itself, as well as the
      degree of difficulty in catching a taxi to the airport.

    • Corsica request for information

      Corsica Jan 7, 2015 at 12:41 PM

      Can anyone advise me the first train or bus from Ajaacio to Calvi, we will be arriving 07 Aug at night. We would like to travell that night direct to Calenzana, but having been before I don't think it will be possible. I thought maybe a mini bus taxi but don't have any contacts or information. Any help would be great help

    • What are the boundaries of the Naturist Section of Cap D'Agde ?

      Le Cap d'Agde Jan 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM

      I am having a hard time trying to find a apartment with in the Naturist section
      There are so many streets and different local names. when you ask the
      rental agent or owner it takes almost 48 hrs to get a email reply. then you
      find out the place is not within the city limits. Is there a map or list of streets
      for Cap D'agde Thank you for any info

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      Driving the West Coast of France?

      France Jan 10, 2015 at 1:07 PM

      Hi, my wife and I are going to drive up the west coast of France in early June. We hope to fly from Lisbon to Biarritz, rent a car and drive up the coast then to Paris. The only things we have on the agenda are the Dunes and Mount Saint Michel. We are looking for suggestions for interesting places or things. We have approximately 3 weeks before leaving from Paris back to Canada.
      Thank you
      Rick M

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      Oradour-sur-Glane Jan 17, 2015 at 1:39 PM

      I would like to know where to fly to from USA, in order to go to Oradour sur Glane. Nearest airport, nearest city where I can rent a car. Nearest town to book a hotel.
      This would be around mid June 2015.
      Is it easier to fly form other countries in Europe to Oradour? I can always change my itinerary.

    • cherbour to brussels

      Cherbourg Jan 7, 2015 at 10:55 PM

      how can I travel from Cherbourg to Brussels by train

    • France Itinerary and route suggestions?

      France Jan 6, 2015 at 11:02 AM

      We have 3 weeks in France next summer, June 13 thru July 4. I already have the first 2 weeks booked with 7 days in Paris and 7 days in Chamonix. I need to find my way back to Paris over the next 6-7 days. We’ll have a car and are considering a scenic drive across France from Chamonix to Brittney and then back to Paris. I’m looking for suggestions for scenic roads and places to stay. We’re not beach lovers and would like to avoid very crowded places. We like to hike and enjoy the scenery, maybe visit a castle or two.


    • tran sport in saint malo

      Saint-Malo Jan 1, 2015 at 3:14 AM

      Does any buses run on new years day

    • Is it possible to walk across bridge over seine from Esplanade de la Defense to Nueilly sur Seine

      Paris Jan 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM

      Is it possible to walk across bridge over seine from Esplanade de la Defense to Nueilly sur Seine and restaurants in rue de Longchamp


    • Where to stay in Provence and Paris

      France Jan 23, 2015 at 11:17 AM


      My husband and I (both in our early 30's) will be in France for 7-8 nights in mid May. We will be traveling from Barcelona most likely by train. We want to spend time in Provence. We would like to stay at a farmhouse. We like a mix of being in nature and relaxing, but also like to be close enough to a city that has restaurants and can walk around. We will have a car, and would like to be central enough to be able to take day trips.
      I would love a recommendation of:

      -where to stay

      - if we should stay in one place the whole time and take day trips or if we should stay in multiple locations
      -What towns should we go to on day trips/anything we need to see?
      - How many days should we spend in Provence and how many should we spend in Paris? We have both been to Paris, but never together, so I don't feel like I need a ton of time there.
      -What is the best area to stay in Paris? I will probably look at AirBnB for a small apartment. We like to be able to walk around, but don't need to be in a super touristy area. We will also be taking the train from here to London before flying back home.


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      Advice on Paris Cocktail week?

      Paris Jan 23, 2015 at 7:57 AM

      Hey guys, I saw that it's Paris Cocktail Week starting this weekend. Anyone know if it's worth it or just a marketing scam for the bars to get more clients? I found one video talking about it ( but curious to hear other pieces of advice. Thanks!

    • Best day to travel/ spend in Lourdes

      Lourdes Jan 15, 2015 at 2:16 AM

      Hi what is the best day of the week to visit Lourdes given the celebrations? We have the Wed 25th March, Thur 26th March, Fri 27th March and Sat 28th March 2015 as options. What day or days would you recommend? Thanks. Dianne

    • Travel from Nantes Airport to Sainte Anne d'Auray

      Saint Anne-d'Auray Jan 14, 2015 at 12:22 PM

      Could you please advise what is the quickest and cheapest wa6 to travel from Nantes Airport to Sainte Anne d'auray

    • Beauvais for a two night break

      Beauvais Jan 7, 2015 at 3:32 PM

      is beauvais nice for a mid week break for a couple? Also,where would you recommend to eat and stay, or is there another town/village that we could take a train to.


    • Parking in Nancy

      Nancy Jan 22, 2015 at 11:14 AM


      I have two bookings in Nancy and am trying to decide which one to keep. One is in the center of the city (rue Pierre Semard) and the other is on the outskirts (Laxou). I'd much prefer the one in the city, but it doesn't have parking (hotel says "Public parking is available at a nearby location and charges are applicable." Can anyone tell me how far away such parking lots are and how much they charge? We would only need it for one overnight.

      Thanks very much.

    • Road conditions in Chamoni in April

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Jan 16, 2015 at 9:20 PM

      Hello ,our groups of 7 will visit Chamonix in mid April. We plan to drive to some villages near by like Courmayeur or Les Houches and somewhere else to have a scenic view along the way.
      Will it have a lot of fogs or snow? What the road conditions will be?

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      Foodie Walking Tour

      Paris Jan 7, 2015 at 7:59 PM

      Any recommendations for a 3-hour foodie tour in Paris? Thanks!


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      Name of the main city centre rail station

      Rouen Jan 20, 2015 at 7:35 AM

      Please, what is the name of the main rail station in Rouen France,? Thanks

    • snow mountain villages between Paris and Nice

      France Jan 18, 2015 at 6:07 PM

      We plan to go Paris and Nice in April and would like to stay a night in a snow mountain village. We do not ski just want to have travelling experience and enjoy snow atmosphere.

      Read that La Grave is one of the most beautiful village in France and not too difficult to reach from Grenoble.

      Can anyone please advise if it s good to stay a night in La Grave or please advise some other nice villages between Paris and Nice. Thanks.

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      Aussie couple in Paris for a week in June 2015.

      Paris Jan 15, 2015 at 10:52 PM

      We are both aged late 60's and have been to beautiful Paris before.We anticipate getting a hotel room (or similar) with a kitchenette so we can do our own cooking sometimes.We love the baguette/goats cheese/red wine on the balcony in the evening.We love the alfresco coffee/dining thing.Just some local knowledge to get the real Parisian experience more so than in the past.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Merci.

    • February holiday in cap d'agde

      Le Cap d'Agde Jan 6, 2015 at 2:25 AM

      want to visit cap d'agde in February is any wild parties for cupls?

    • Store to purchase small kitchen appliances in Aix en Provence

      Aix-en-Provence Jan 2, 2015 at 3:09 AM

      Any recommendations of a good store near centre ville to buy small kitchen appliances? I am specifically interested in a small eletric food shopper?

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      Best (and economical) form of transportation for two seniors from CDG to the Montparnasse

      Paris Jan 16, 2015 at 8:13 PM

      Hi VTs, My parents (who are over 60) will be arriving at CDG and need to travel to Montparnasse. Aside from the taking the RER and the Taxi, what other options do they have? They need something that is easy. Is there a shuttle bus that drops off multiple people within a certain neighborhood for a reasonable price?

      Thank you in advance for your responses. JA05

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      Day trips out from Paris.

      Paris Jan 27, 2015 at 9:20 PM

      The wife and I will be in Paris for a week in June 2015 and besides enjoying your wonderful city(we have already had some wonderful ideas from VT),we also would like to do some day trips to Monet's Garden;Villers-Britonneux(we are Australian) and Versailles.Any suggestions from the locals would be greatly appreciated,thankyou.

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      Chamonix drive holiday early October ? Napoleon route RN 85

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Jan 24, 2015 at 10:30 PM

      Group of 4 adults who are planning a driving holiday in France early Oct. Would love to see the mountains & are thinking of driving to Chamonix after some time in Cannes. I am wondering if the Napoleon route via Grasse is more scenic. I understand it takes longer than the autoroutes. Is it worth travelling to Chamonix or can we get good views of Mont Blanc along the way & stay elsewhere. We are not planning to hike just sight-see.

    • Should I stay in Saint Emillion

      by AussieScho Online Now Oct 15, 2014 at 4:11 AM

      I have four or five days I want to spend in south-west France next May. I am thinking of going to Bordeaux and/or Toulouse but would also like to visit a couple of villages that are not too far away and accessible by bus or train (preferably train) as I won't have a car. Any suggestions re accommodation and attractions not-to-be-missed would also be appreciated.

      9 Answers Oct 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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      Question about weather

      by fsulaw Online Now Oct 8, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      I am considering arrived boat cruise but am not finding sufficient weather info. Would harvest time still be occurring by October 24th and the following week? What would the weather generally be like? Would May be better?
      Thank you,

      7 Answers Oct 10, 2014 at 2:01 AM
    • Arriving Le Verdon France Oct 4 Oceania Nautica

      by JoAnnPeace Online Now Aug 16, 2014 at 5:35 AM

      Is there any way we can secure a guide or car for a day to tour the area wineries at a reasonable cost? The ship has one held for ransom with what they charge!

      12 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM
    • Finding Spirits in Bordeaux

      by eewright51 Online Now Jul 15, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      Where can one find a store that sells alcoholic beverages other than wines? Specifically, looking to purchase Tanqueray Gin.

      7 Answers Jul 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM
    • Bus/Tram Tickets

      by ValMave Online Now Jun 21, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      Is it possible to buy a ticket that I can use on both trams and buses that covers the time I will be staying there? (five days)

      5 Answers Jun 22, 2014 at 1:45 AM
    • Degustation and Dordogne

      by tuille Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      Hello travellers
      I will be in Bordeaux for 3 days and wine is one of my top priorites. I have a few questions as i havent yet read anything about the wine tasting procedure there. I know that there are crazily expensive half day tours in Chateaux, but I wonder if this can be done low cost and independently. WHich chateaux would you recommend? Pommerol, St Emilion, Medoc where/? Do we have to book in advance or just show up? My trip will be in June, i suppose hi season...
      One more question: could you indicate the highlights of the Dordogne itinerary from Sarlat la Caneda to Bordeaux?
      Thank you!!

      8 Answers Jun 2, 2014 at 6:27 AM
    • car park & tram service.

      by redboygym Online Now May 23, 2014 at 6:38 AM

      I will be travelling into Bordeaux from Cognac and wish to know which is the best place to park that has a tram service into the city. we would like to spend a long day there and eat in the evening so the car park must have late night entry to get my vehicle.
      Please advise

      5 Answers May 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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      Accommodation near vineyards

      by Bauhinia2002 Online Now Mar 3, 2014 at 12:07 AM

      Hi, we are thinking about staying somewhere in or near a vineyard, anyone has good experience to share? Ideally it is easily accessible from/to Bordeaux airport and convenient in getting in and out of Bordeaux city for a day trip.

      Alternatively if we stay in Bordeaux city itself, any recommendation on which vineyard are open to public that we should visit?.

      Thanks and regards!

      9 Answers Mar 5, 2014 at 2:59 AM
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      Short stop in Bordeaux

      by SandiM Online Now Jan 22, 2014 at 6:53 PM

      I am coming from Paris on my way to Sarlat and have chosen to spend 3 hours in Bordeaux (i know, it's clearly not enough time). I will step off the train at St Jean station and want to shop for food (chocolate! or other sweets! And small bottles of wine for souvenirs!) and after want to snap a few scenic photos of prominent features of Bordeaux. I will need to make use of public transport or taxis, so I don't think I can take a tour (not in 3 hours anyway). What can you suggest to spend my time wisely enough?

      4 Answers Mar 2, 2014 at 2:52 AM
    • Places of interest in and around Sud-Pessac.

      by arjun1997 Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      I will be in Bordeaux tomorrow and I really want to know what I can check out in and around the Sud-Pessac region since my hotel is located there.


      4 Answers Oct 16, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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      Bordeaux to Toulouse via St-Jean du Luz

      by videolady12 Online Now Oct 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      After a cruise we will be flying from Madrid to Bordeaux, then will have 14days before flying out of Toulouse. We are 70 ish and like the smaller towns. Any help for how to adventure between Bordeaux and Toulouse in 14 days...we can lease a car. This will occur in early May 6th....2014.
      Merci pour information

      17 Answers Dec 29, 2013 at 2:38 AM
    • Travel into near countryside without a car

      by pmart244 Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 7:15 AM

      What are local train and/or bus stops within 1 hr from Bordeaux that are worth visiting?

      7 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 11:19 PM
    • Wine purchase for gift

      by bayprince Online Now Aug 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      Where would I find the best priced / least expensive Merlot or something similar for gifts?

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2013 at 6:08 AM
    • shopping

      by moneerah Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      which is the cheapestmarket for by clothes?

      5 Answers Oct 20, 2013 at 8:19 PM
    • Through Bordeaux

      by Calderm Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Is there a "best way" through Bordeaux coming in on Autoroute from the North en route to Toulouse?

      4 Answers Jul 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM
    • Where can I buy a GPS?

      by Wol.Ben Online Now Jun 14, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      I am arriving in Bordeaux tomorrow about 12:00 I'd like to buy a GPS to use in France and to take to the UK and use there as well. Does anyone have any suggestions. A place as close to the airport as possible would be great! Thank you :-)

      3 Answers Oct 1, 2013 at 8:05 AM
    • Parking

      by Scuttybutty Online Now May 20, 2013 at 8:29 AM

      Satying just outside (20km) of Bordeaux for 5 days in June. We have a hire car to get round as we are travelling with our one year old and my Mum. The plan is to visit some vineyards and local town like St. Emillion. We do plan to drive into Bordeaux for a day and also perhaps one evening for dinner. Question is parking, I'm sure plenty of you have parked in Bordeaux so I'm looking for most convenient place close enough to the city centre. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

      7 Answers May 21, 2013 at 12:25 PM
    • From Bordeaux to Toulouse by bus

      by jm1975 Online Now Apr 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      is there a public bus service between Toulouse and Bordeaux?

      4 Answers Apr 26, 2013 at 3:17 AM
    • Tourist office provided 2 days package

      by deardeer Online Now Apr 13, 2013 at 8:35 PM

      My husband and I are staying in Bordeaux for 3 days. As we have limited budget, are considering to use the tourist office package.

      Has anyone tried this? It would be nice if you let me know what their chateau visiting is like. If the visiting tour is not good enough, we will arrange accommodation and separately.

      4 Answers Apr 17, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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      nice place just outside bordeaux with good public transport into town

      by louiseks Online Now Feb 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM

      As i am traveling home from Spain with a friend. We would like to visit the city of Bordeaux but we do not want to drive into Bordeaux. Just outside Bordeaux with private parking and a good connection to Bordeaux center. either with a train or a bus. about 30 minutes. I looked at Libourne. There is one public car park but will that be save.
      Please advise.
      Thank you

      6 Answers Feb 7, 2013 at 2:45 AM
    • tourist office half day tour or tour on own?

      by micmik Online Now Dec 24, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      Bordeaux tourist office has a half day tour to st emilion for eur82 per pax. Should I go with that or make my own way there and book our own vineyards instead? 2 of us paying eur164 for half day tour sounds quite steep (not sure if it comes with a guide or just transport to the vineyards)..

      9 Answers Dec 31, 2012 at 1:25 PM
    • 4day in Bordeaux

      by micmik Online Now Dec 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM

      1st time there.. where should we spend the nights - in Bordeaux or the neighbouring chateaus? It seems like there may not be much to do in Bordeaux, so maybe 1 night there and 2 nights in the chateau? Any recommended stay/experience or suggestions?

      We are not planning to drive there, so I guess that may make "chateau-hopping" difficult? Or is basing in Bordeaux and joining day-trips our only option?

      8 Answers Dec 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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      Bordeaux or Toulouse

      by shunra Online Now Aug 16, 2012 at 2:45 AM

      Hello everybody,
      I am ashamed of asking such a silly question, but:
      were you to choose between visiting Bordeaux and visiting Toulouse, which city would you prefer?
      Which city you think is more beautiful, or more interesting, or more fun, or more pleasant to walk through?

      10 Answers Aug 17, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    • 5 days Bordeaux to Mont louis

      by bigfella47 Online Now Aug 8, 2012 at 2:59 PM

      First time posting to VT. Impressed by breadth of knowledge on this forum so am putting this out to all you french experts. I have 5 days in a car to get from Bordeaux to Mont Louis in the pyrenees.Starting Bordeaux . definitly St Emilion and Toulouse en plan other than relaxation, good food, picnics, riverside sunbathing/swimming, walking around old towns/chateaux, wine tasting etc.Accommodation can vary from simple B/B to 5 star hotels.....location views and ambience the priority.So get thinking mes amis.......will return favour for any visitors to Ireland!!!!

      6 Answers Sep 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM
    • Best town or village to stay in close distance to Bordeaux airport

      by yaneverknow Online Now Jul 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      We will be vacationing in th Dordogne region and will have a car . We will be driving from Sarlat and headed towards Bordeaux because we will be flying out from the Bordeaux airport. We do not want to go into Bordeaux city yet we have 2 days to stay in a village or town that would be less then an hour away from the airport? Cn yhou tell us a nice and pretty quiet town to stay in that would be closer to the airport then staying inside the city of Bordeaux ?

      3 Answers Jul 27, 2012 at 2:58 AM
    • theatre a bordeaux

      by bean4bean4 Online Now Jun 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      Hello, bonjour

      Je désire aller voir une pièce de théâtre entre le 25 juin et le 29juin.
      I would like to buy tickets for a play between June 25th and 29th.

      How about Les Salinières? I understand it is summer theater there right now... Although I like comedies, I don't like absurd comedies...
      J'aimerais avoir votre opinion sur la meilleure pièce à voir en théâtre d'été... J'ai fait une recherche sur Internet et je ne trouve que le théâtre des Salinieres. Peut -etre le niveau est très bon, mais je ne connais pas.

      J'ai besoin de votre avis pour aller voir du bon théâtre
      I need your advice


      5 Answers Jun 19, 2012 at 2:43 AM
    • West of Bordeaux?

      by BlackIsis Online Now May 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

      Hello VT friends, I know you are going to know the answer to this...
      What is the area to the west of Bordeaux like? Its called the Parc Naturel Regional de Gascone. Its marked green on my map which means woodland but what is it like? Worth a detour? What are the beaches/coast like and the towns/villages around the bassin d'arcochon?
      I'm booked for Dordogne, St Emilion and Bordeaux and wondering now whether to head north along the coast or detour to have a look around here.
      Thankyou in advance lovely VT-ists

      4 Answers May 23, 2012 at 8:16 AM
    • Where to stay near Bordeaux

      by BlackIsis Online Now May 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      Hi all, 3 weeks in Bordeaux area coming up but not booked anything yet. Please could someone give me some advice on the nicest/most interesting villages to stay, les plus beaux villages de France, in Bordeaux area? Within, say, half an hour to one hour of the city. And the must-see attractions. Thankyou.

      11 Answers May 17, 2012 at 3:10 PM
    • Things to do and see in Bordeaux

      by chrismiami Online Now Mar 15, 2012 at 11:13 PM

      I will be in Bordeaux from March 23 to March 30. I love museums, churches, flea markets and thrift shops. Any suggestions? I will not have a car. Any suggestions for a day trip on public transportation? By the way, I am retired, travelling alone and speak French.

      8 Answers Mar 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM
    • Any suggestions of places to travel outside bordeaux.

      by tjhugh Online Now Feb 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM

      I will be in Bordeaux march 25th through April 6th. I want to visit a few places outside Bordeaux for a few days each. I will be travelling alone. I have heard the pyrenees, biarritz, and dordogne are nice. Any suggestions would be helpful. Tim from Chicago

      10 Answers Mar 15, 2012 at 4:12 AM