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    • Seeing the chateaux

      Loiré Feb 10, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      We'll be in the Loire region with basically only a full day to see what we can (staying in Blois, so we'll definitely see that one).

      However, I don't think we'll want to see the interiors as much as the outsides and surroundings (gardens, etc.). My idea was to go from Blois to Amboise, Chenonceau (possibly visit interior), maybe Chaumont, and Chambord.

      I know Amboise is very visible from various viewpoints, but are many other chateaux visible from their surroundings and can be photographed without paying to enter?

      Thanks very much for any help you can give.

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    • Seeing the chateaux

      Loiré Feb 10, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      We'll be in the Loire region with basically only a full day to see what we can (staying in Blois, so we'll definitely see that one).

      However, I don't think we'll want to see the interiors as much as the outsides and surroundings (gardens, etc.). My idea was to go from Blois to Amboise, Chenonceau (possibly visit interior), maybe Chaumont, and Chambord.

      I know Amboise is very visible from various viewpoints, but are many other chateaux visible from their surroundings and can be photographed without paying to enter?

      Thanks very much for any help you can give.

      15 Answers Feb 11, 2015 at 8:37 AM
    • Public transport in La Baule

      La Baule-Escoublac Aug 7, 2014 at 3:35 AM

      My husband will be playing a tennis tournament in La Baule - if I want to go sightseeing, is it easy to get around, travel to other areas of France by public transport??

      1 Answer Aug 7, 2014 at 5:27 AM
    • How to phone for reservations

      Puy-du-Fou Jul 23, 2014 at 11:43 PM

      When I phone Puy du Fou for reservations, I hear a recording in French which I can't understand. Then the phone hangs up. Help! I am so frustrated.

      3 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 2:03 AM
    • bastille day

      Saumur Jul 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

      is it celebrated in saumur

      4 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM
    • French language tuition

      Montreuil-Bellay Jun 22, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      Do you know of any rench language tutors available first three weeks in August for English speakers?

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 5:04 AM
    • travel from Nantes to L'Hermanault

      L'Hermenault Jun 16, 2014 at 6:36 AM

      How can i get from Nantes to L'Hermanault by publuic transport ?

      3 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 2:03 AM
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      Travel from Nantes to Paris

      Nantes May 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Hello,
      what is the cheapest option to fravel from Nantes to Paris?

      Greetings!
      Ožbej

      4 Answers May 16, 2014 at 8:46 AM
    • Getting there from England

      Puy-du-Fou May 1, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      Does any one know the best way to visit here for a few day traveling from England with no car

      6 Answers May 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM
    • Sites near train station

      Nantes Apr 17, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      what sites are close to the train station?

      3 Answers Apr 18, 2014 at 2:13 AM
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      Beaches in Nantes

      Nantes Apr 14, 2014 at 3:25 AM

      How are the beaches near Nantes?

      6 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM
    • Train travel

      Nantes Feb 21, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      I am travelling from St Giles Croix de Vie to Nantes. What station will I arrive at in Nantes ?

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM
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      Salsa in Nantes

      Nantes Feb 13, 2014 at 4:21 AM

      Does anyone know how the salsa scene in Nantes is?

      1 Answer Feb 15, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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      Visiting the Castles of the Loire Valley

      Pays de la Loire Jan 15, 2014 at 2:21 AM

      I'm strongly considering adding the Loire Valley to my list of destinations in France next month. I have two major questions:

      1. Would Orleans be the most central place to stay to visit the bulk of them?

      2. Can you recommend any formal castle tour companies or individuals, with whom you have PERSONALLY had a good experience? I'd be interested in either single day or multiple day tours.

      Merci,

      Robert

      7 Answers Feb 13, 2014 at 2:47 AM
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      Best way to see the Loire

      Loiré Nov 2, 2013 at 6:07 AM

      I am thinking about, as a possible option, the Loire valley for 2015. If I was to do this, how is the best way to do it?
      Should I take a tour or can it somehow be done more independently? I should point out, I do not drive.

      7 Answers Nov 2, 2013 at 3:24 PM
    • Hookers/ good call girls in Nantes

      Nantes Oct 20, 2013 at 1:23 AM

      Where do I find good hookers, good call girls in Nantes?

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      Trying to decide between Amboise and Saumur as our base in the Loire.

      Pays de la Loire Oct 14, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      Hi folks!
      We are making plans for a spring trip to visit the Dordogne and the Loire Valley. We've got our first two weeks covered in the Dordogne region, but are trying to decide which place to stay in the Loire - Amboise to the east or Saumur to the west. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Can anyone offer any help on this one?

      We want to stay someplace where we can walk to dinner and around town. We'll travel about during the days by car.

      Thanks in advance!
      Tom

      9 Answers Oct 17, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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      Trying to decide between Amboise and Saumur as our base in the Loire.

      Pays de la Loire Oct 14, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      Hi folks!
      We are making plans for a spring trip to visit the Dordogne and the Loire Valley. We've got our first two weeks covered in the Dordogne region, but are trying to decide which place to stay in the Loire. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Can anyone offer any help on this one?

      We want to stay someplace where we can walk to dinner and around town. We'll travel about during the days by car.

      Thanks in advance!
      Tom

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 2:29 AM
    • approx dayime

      Nantes Oct 9, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      time to drive to Nantes from cherbourg

      3 Answers Oct 9, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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      How to reach Fontevrault-l'Abbaye by bus from Tours on a Saturday in late November

      Fontevrault-l'Abbaye Sep 12, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      I am traveling by public transportation (I don't drive) and would like to reach Fontevrault-l'Abbaye from Tours on a Saturday morning. After visiting the Abbaye, I would like to proceed by bus to Saumur. I've been looking at the agglobus website and haven't found a solution. I considered going from Tours to Saumur and then taking a bus, but it seems that the earliest train from Tours to Saumur arrives 15 minutes after the bus departs from Saumur to the Abbaye. So my other solution is to go by bus from Tours directly to the Abbaye. I tried calling the tourist office in Saumur but my French is poor and we didn't understand each other. Perhaps it is impossible but I thought I'd check in with the helpful people here to see if you know of a solution. Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Sep 13, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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      Visiting Loire area in Nov, want to eat local, seasonal foods from markets and shops

      Pays de la Loire Sep 7, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      My spouse and I will be in the Loire region mid-November, specifically Tours, Saumur, and Angers. We like to eat local specialties and food from the farmer's market and would love your recommendations for what to eat in November. We prefer to go to bakeries and specialty markets, rather than restaurants. We love street food. We don't have any way to cook, so the food would have to be prepared or easy to prepare without cooking. We especially enjoy regional oils and most importantly, cheese. Thanks in advance for your recommendations!

      22 Answers Sep 10, 2013 at 2:27 AM
    • Food and drink in Nantes

      Nantes Aug 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      How much can I expect to pay in Nantes for food and drink ? Can anyone recommend any good bars and restaurants

      2 Answers Aug 20, 2013 at 1:46 AM
    • Parking in Nantes with a motorhome

      Nantes Aug 19, 2013 at 4:40 AM

      we have a 7 m motorhome where is the best place to park in Nantes ?

    • Le Mans to Durtal

      Durtal Jul 26, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      What is the best way to get from Le Mans to Durtal? Are taxis readily available?

      3 Answers Jul 27, 2013 at 1:24 AM
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      How to get there

      Fontevrault-l'Abbaye May 31, 2013 at 5:04 PM

      intending to take my wife and our two girls to Saumur then to the Abbey how can i get from Saumur to the abbey
      your answers will be much appreciated
      Danny

      12 Answers Jun 2, 2013 at 12:28 PM
    • Puy du Fuy

      Fontenay-le-Comte May 9, 2013 at 5:45 AM

      Are there any businesses running coaches from Fontenay-le-Comte to The Cinescene at Puy du Fuy?

      3 Answers May 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM
    • From Nantes to Saint-Lo

      Nantes Apr 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      My boyfriend and I are trying to get from Marseilles to Saint-Lo but direct flight are incredibly expensive. I was hoping to take RyanAir for a total of about 100 euro to Nantes and then take a bus or train to Saint-Lo but I can't seem to find any information. Is that possible?

      2 Answers Apr 24, 2013 at 9:23 AM
    • Chateau Card

      Loiré Apr 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Crazy question - is there a "chateau card" which we can buy which will allow us access in to a number of the chateaux rather than pay for individual entrances - does anyone know of one. We do similar things in the UK

      Many thanx

      4 Answers Apr 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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      Distance from rail station in Nantes to Airport

      Nantes Apr 5, 2013 at 12:23 AM

      I will be taking the train from Les Sables-D'Olonne to Nantes, how far is the rail station to the airport?

      5 Answers Apr 6, 2013 at 1:16 AM
    • MSM to Loire Valley via Angers

      Angers Aug 14, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      Hello,

      We are 3 adults travelling by car from MSM to Brion(our B&B)and would like to halt for some time n Angers for lunch and explore some parts of the city. What do you recommend to visit and where should we park our car?

      thank you
      sfree

      8 Answers Oct 7, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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      Ouistreham to Angers

      Angers Jun 21, 2012 at 5:05 AM

      We will actually be travelling on Saturday 7 July from the ferry port in Ouistreham to Blaison-Gohier 49320 - not far from Angers.

      I have checked distance and driving times on both viamichelin and theaa route planners.
      They both give the distance as about 275 km. Routes look similar but driving time on viamichlin is given as 4hours 40 minutes and only just over 3 hours on theaa site.
      As we won't dock until 11.30am the shorter time would be preferable and I find that time difference hard to understand.

      Can any regular French road users please advise - psmalo, gwened. anyone...?

      7 Answers Jun 21, 2012 at 12:17 PM