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    • Restaurant Supplier

      Nice Jul 27, 2015 at 11:49 AM

      Hi All,
      Back to Nice for three months at the end of December. I was wondering if anyone had occassion to shop at a restaurant supply store in Nice?
      I am looking to buy older style carbon steel kitchen knives rather than high carbon stainless steel.
      Thank you,

    • permission to rent a pitch at josselin market

      Josselin Jul 26, 2015 at 7:54 AM

      how can i get a permit to join the josselin market

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      Walk from Les Baumettes to Calanque de Sormiou

      Marseille Jul 7, 2015 at 5:49 AM

      Can anyone tell me if there is an obvious walking path from where the number 22 bus drops you in Les Baumettes down to Calanque de Sormiou? The path I can see on Google maps looks obvious enough but, although we are fit enough to pick our way over rough terrain, we don't want to guess our route down and up again. We will be on foot but I read in information that, in the summer months, people have to walk some distance from car parks down to this area anyway. (I think this is pertains to the road from the other direction) Any first hand information out there?

    • Bastia to Cateri

      Corsica Jul 30, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      Any ideas for places to visit by car on this journey?

    • Taxis at Juan les pins train station?

      Juan-les-Pins Jul 23, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      are there local taxis at the station in juan les pins ?I am arriving from Nice, but cannot carry luggage to my hotel (hotel strelitzias).Or perhaps a telephone number for reliable local taxi service? Many thanks


    • ferry_can you take your bike?

      Boulogne-sur-Mer Jul 16, 2015 at 3:56 AM

      Is it possible to take your bicycle on the ferry from Boulonge-sur-mer to England ?

    • Currency or cashpoint

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Jul 9, 2015 at 8:58 PM

      Hi there,

      I am taking my family to Chamonix for the first time but not sure which currency I should be using or whether or not to take cash? Please advise.
      Regards Maria

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      Lac de Saint Croix

      France Aug 1, 2015 at 11:05 AM


      I will be in Nice by Myself with 2 friends from 3rd of august to 9th of august. we are planning to visit Lac de Saint Croix in Gorges du Verdon but we don't think of renting car , is there any option to go there to the lake ?

      We found out that there is a bus to Castellana but it's long way from there to the lake we want to go, Is there any mean of transportation we can take to reach there?

      Thank you :)

    • travel from nimes to arles and back in a day

      Arles Jul 30, 2015 at 10:46 AM

      we are staying in Sommieries about an hour west of Nimes, but really want to go to the " La Camargue aux Arènes 2015 " in arles which starts at 5.30pm. I am having trouble finding the bus and train times to get back from Arles via Nimes and on to Sommierries in the late evening. Anyone help please? thank you

    • Porto-Vecchio - need info please

      Porto-Vecchio Jul 29, 2015 at 7:45 AM

      Hello everyone,

      I am thinking of heading to the south of Corsica but there really isn't much information on the web.

      We are 3 late-twenty/early 30s something girls and are looking for a lively town with quite a few things to do.

      any tips? Which is better - Bonifacio or Porto-Vecchio?

    • beach fishing?

      Boulogne-sur-Mer Jul 26, 2015 at 4:45 PM

      Hello! We were wondering if there are any good places for a spot of beach fishing? We are planning to visit in summer, and fancied a bit of spinning for Bass or Mackerel. I have studied the satellite maps, and we are happy to go anywhere from Dunkirk down as we will be driving. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Sarah

    • Late transport from Nice airport to Antibes?

      Antibes Jul 21, 2015 at 4:03 AM

      Hi, we arrive at Nice airport at 9:15 pm on a Friday in August. By the time we have picked up our bags will there be any public transport to Antibes? If not are there other options and what would they cost? Thanks in advance Ian & Ana

    • ferry_can you take your bike?

      Boulogne-sur-Mer Jul 16, 2015 at 3:56 AM

      Is it possible to take your bicycle on the ferry from Boulonge-sur-mer to England ?

    • Luggage storage in Annecy

      Annecy Jul 13, 2015 at 9:39 PM

      I will have a day trip to Annecy. I have heard that there is no locker in the train station.
      Where can I store my luggage? Any suggestions?

    • Going to Metzingen

      Strasbourg Jul 9, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      I'm currently staying in Strasbourg and I'd like to go to the Outlets in Metzingen to profit from the summer sales. I don't have a car though so I'd like to know which is the best way to get there for like a day and then come back.
      With a quick google search I found this company ( that seems to do something similar to what I want but I don't know if people can advise me, or tell me if they know this Shopping Shuttle

    • Transfer by taxi from Bastia Airport to Port Bonefacio

      Corsica Jul 9, 2015 at 1:54 AM

      Does someone know what the costs are for a taxi from Bastia Airport to Port Bonefacio?

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      Nano simcards in France

      France Jul 8, 2015 at 6:50 AM

      I need information/advice on how best to select a nano sim card for two weeks of use in France this Summer (2015). It must be both voice and data sim card. Thank you.

    • Directions from Antibes station into town

      Antibes Jul 29, 2015 at 7:15 AM

      What is the easiest route into Antibes Town from the rail station

    • Unique Places

      France Jul 26, 2015 at 9:39 AM

      We are planning a 7 day driving trip from Barcelona to Oradour-sur-Glane, in west-central France.
      I'm not asking for an itinerary just some ideas of what other interesting unique points of interest that may be in the area.
      I'm not so much into wine tasting, shopping or other typical tourist sites,these can be found in any travel guide.My interests are more towards historical,abandoned,ruins and relics of the past.Any suggestions would be most helpful.

    • Apartment in Fabron

      Nice Jul 26, 2015 at 5:27 AM

      I am thinking about booking an apartment in the Fabron district and wondered what the public bus service was like; which bus will take me to the town centre and how long will it take? If I want to travel to Cannes or Monte Carlo should I take the train or the bus ? If I use the bus where do I get on in Nice? Any information would be much appreciated.

    • Lyon Airport to Cluny

      Cluny Jul 11, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      What is the best way to get to Cluny (Hotel Odilon) from Lyon airport please? We arrive about 17.15.
      Many thanks

    • Climate in August?

      Alsace Jul 9, 2015 at 8:37 AM


      We'll be in France in mid to late August. Will it be very hot, or is it generally cooler in the wine route areas?

      Thanks very much.


    • Where to stay

      Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Jul 9, 2015 at 1:52 AM

      Our daughter is performing in the Grimaldi Forum in November and so we want to come to stay for the weekend and watch her. The question is, with a tight budget, do we find a cheap hotel in Monaco, or go to somewhere nearby, like Roquebrune? Any recommendations? Just for me and my husband, 1 night. Thanks.

    • MSM and WW2 Normandy Beaches -One base or two?

      France Jul 6, 2015 at 3:17 PM

      Apologies if this question has been asked (in some form) a thousand or so times already.
      Just fantasizing about a 9 day trip to France late September. DEFINITELY want to see Mt St Michel and full day at the WW2 sites. We would take train from Paris and pick up a car at most convenient suggested location.
      FULL DISCLOSURE: I have a tendency to underestimate distances and, as a result, end up on endless - albeit often enjoyable - drives. Is it practical to keep one base between MSM and the Normandy beaches without subjecting my wife to 4 hours in the car? also, I HATE tolls roads.

      We would budget 4 or 5 nights in the West and the rest in Paris (with, likely, Paris at the end of our stay).
      Any suggestions, guidance or opinions solicited (and appreciated, in advance).

    • English speaking tour guide in Limoges

      Limoges Jul 6, 2015 at 7:34 AM

      Hi, can anyone recommend an English speaking tour guide, who is happy to lead a group of 8-10 around the city sites for 2-3 hours late September?
      Plus, does anyone have details of boat trips in Limoges late September for 8-10 people please?
      Thanks in advance. :)

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      Europcar dependability/Saint Pierre des Corps TGV Station

      by smeans2 Online Now Dec 12, 2014 at 4:47 PM

      Has anyone had experience renting an automatic transmission car from Europcar at the TGV station in Saint Pierre des Corps? Avis says "sold out," Hertz says "can't book on line--call" (not encouraging), and Europcar offers exactly what I want. Are they trustworthy? Sixt did this to me once (said "yes," had zip). I will not use them again. I know automatics are hard to find in France outside of airport locations, but If Europcar says they will provide one, what are my chances? Many thanks in advance to the many always-helpful VT members. --Spencer

      14 Answers Jan 13, 2015 at 11:58 AM
    • trip from tours to beaune

      by joannasmith Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 11:08 PM

      hello we are a party of 8 seniors , would like to travel one way from tours to beaune can we do this by bus or train?

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 7:46 AM
    • Accommodation in tours or nearby

      by bevhenry1960 Online Now Jun 3, 2014 at 9:27 AM

      my daughter and I are going visit tours 19th 0 26th June.
      We urgently require somewhere to stay as place we had booked looks TOTALLY unsuitable on google map - ie 1.5km from centre but down an unlit road with no public transport.

      I am partially disabled though only 54 so we would like a place that we feel safe in even if near Tours but with access to transportation or reasonable Taxi fare would prefer SC in a small flat etc but would consider anything at the moment.
      We have never been to France before except of course Paris so we are unsure of what to do.

      any information - help - would be appreciated

      Thank you

      7 Answers Jun 26, 2014 at 8:26 AM
    • The road to take

      by fusune7 Online Now Mar 8, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      Planning a trip to the Loire. Will be staying in Amboise and would like to spend a full day in Tours. So; 3 questions: Which would be the more scenic route to take from Amboise to Tours? Which would provide an easier access to the old town? Where do we park?
      I'd be greatful i,f you can help.

      1 Answer Mar 8, 2014 at 1:44 PM
    • Events in Tours 2014

      by jasperstephen2009 Online Now Mar 4, 2014 at 2:48 AM

      Are there any events in Tours in early September 2014?

      2 Answers Jun 26, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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      Car Rental

      by hawkhead Online Now Feb 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      Just testing the site, as I am having difficulty in posting!

      2 Answers Feb 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM
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      Car Rental

      by hawkhead Online Now Feb 24, 2014 at 7:56 AM

      Can anyone recommend a car rental company in Tours? Or one to avoid? What is the best location for pick-up and drop-off if staying in the centre of town?

      Thank you.

      16 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 1:02 PM
    • Shuttle bus at Tours Airport

      by darcysbeau Online Now Nov 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      Will be arriving at the airport on Wed Nov 6th, has anyone any recent experience of taking the shuttle to Tours centre from the airport? How much does it cost, what is the timetable etc? Thanks in advance

      11 Answers Nov 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM
    • Cost of taxi to Le Petit Prssigny

      by c.rice Online Now Aug 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Can anyone tell us the approximate cost of a taxi (6/7 people) from Tours rail station to the village of Le Petit Pressigny (about 45 minute drive)?

      3 Answers Aug 3, 2013 at 9:12 AM
    • Transport from Tour Airport to Boce

      by DaveWilloughby Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 8:54 AM

      I am travelling from tour Airport to Boce and wanted to know the best and cheapest way of doing this; can you please help?

      15 Answers Jul 20, 2013 at 8:11 AM
    • Taxi from Paris port to Tours

      by jager1212 Online Now Jun 17, 2013 at 8:22 AM

      We are 5 adults (with luggage) who will be disembarking at Port de Grenelle and traveling to Tours in Sept. We thought it would be easier to take a taxi from the boat, rather than a taxi to the train. Is there a taxi or car service that could accommodate us?

      6 Answers Jun 21, 2013 at 4:23 AM
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      Things to do in Tours

      by Barbara85 Online Now Oct 22, 2012 at 6:36 AM

      Hi I am coming over on a business trip and wanted to see what can I see after 5 around Tours, or is it dangerous for a single woman to go late in the evening?

      8 Answers Oct 9, 2013 at 7:57 AM
    • How to go to Villandry Chateau from Tours?

      by chihang28 Online Now Aug 29, 2012 at 2:29 AM

      I would like to have a day trip to Villandry Chateau, and would like to know how to get to the Chataeu from Tours if not driving. Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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      Taxi from Tours train station to Amboise

      by DeborahB12 Online Now Jul 29, 2012 at 8:01 AM

      For reasons too complicated to explain here, I need to take a shuttle or a taxi from the train station in Tours to Amboise on a Saturday evening at about 8:45. Does anyone have any information on available shuttles? Are there taxis available at the train station? Thank you!

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2012 at 9:21 AM
    • Châteaux in the Loire Valley

      by denizeft Online Now Mar 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM

      I have only 4 days to visit the Loire Valley. So, I would like to know which cities should I stay and how many castles could I go? Which of them? Please, I need a help! Denize.

      5 Answers Mar 26, 2012 at 9:18 AM
    • 3 days in Tours, 1 in Lyon

      by travisFL Online Now Mar 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM


      I will be visiting Tours with my wife and 4-year old son next week and would greatly appreciate input on favorite family-oriented activities. If you had two days to spend, how would you fill the time? Obviously with a 4-year old we will unfortunately not be doing any bike rides but we are open to hiking and touring by car. My wife wants to see gardens and castles... I'd like to see interesting architectures and areas of historical importance.

      Staying at the Clarion Chateau Belmont.

      Would it make sense for us to hire a car during the day for tours? Take a bus? Arrange tours at the hotel? I'm basically starting from scratch.

      Also a specific question on the train... we will take a train from Paris to Tours on the first day... what is the best way to get to hotels from the train station in Tours? Are there plenty of taxis or should we arrange something ahead of time?

      I will continue to read through this forum for ideas, but wanted to get this posted given the trip is next week.

      Thanks for your input!!

      4 Answers Mar 5, 2012 at 7:08 PM
    • Looking for the best option for a day in Tours and around

      by sgrover100 Online Now Aug 21, 2011 at 2:10 AM

      I will be visiting Tours in September 2011 with my wife and two teenaged children. We arrive at the Tours Train Station at around 9.30 a.m. and will be returning the same evening. Does the Tours City Council or the Tourism department operate any half or full day bus excursions to the nearby Chateaus? I have been checking the private tour operators and they seem to be a bit steep to me simply for travel from Tours to one or two chateaus!

      Also, which would be the best option to have lunch in Tours?

      Thanks in advance for your guidance.

      Sanjay GROVER

      1 Answer Aug 21, 2011 at 5:19 AM
    • Looking for the best option for a day in Tours and around

      by sgrover100 Online Now Aug 21, 2011 at 2:09 AM

      I will be visiting Tours in September 2011 with my wife and two teenaged children. We arrive at the Tours Train Station at around 9.30 a.m. and will be returning the same evening. Does the Tours City Council or the Tourism department operate any half or full day bus excursions to the nearby Chateaus? I have been checking the private tour operators and they seem to be a bit steep to me simply for travel from Tours to one or two chateaus!

      Also, which would be the best option to have lunch in Tours?

      Thanks in advance for your guidance.

      Sanjay GROVER

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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      Accommodation in Tours, France

      by kayrk Online Now Aug 18, 2011 at 6:12 PM

      Stopping at Tours for one night. Need twin accommodation near station (we do not have a car) costing no more than 108 euros. Any suggestions please?

      4 Answers Aug 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM
    • Driver wanted

      by PennyMills Online Now Jul 29, 2011 at 3:37 AM

      I plan a holiday in the Tours area and would like an English speaking driver for day trips, vineyard/restaurant visits etc. Does anyone know of such a service that is not too expensive?

      1 Answer Aug 6, 2011 at 8:12 AM
    • Transport from St Pierre des Corps into Tours

      by Sara317 Online Now Apr 29, 2011 at 5:59 PM

      I arrive at St Pierre des Corps at 10:31 PM, but according to my schedule, a shuttle does not head to Tours center until 10:54. It seems kind of silly to have to wait almost 25 minutes for a 5-minute shuttle. Is there a faster way to get into Tours? A bus? I'm sure a taxi probably wouldn't be worth it...

      7 Answers May 10, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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      Private car & driver?

      by SandiM Online Now Jan 8, 2011 at 9:00 PM

      I've looked at the Ligeris (Tours) website and saw what they have to offer for tours of the chateaux, however I'm pretty picky about what I want to see and when. We (mother and I) are staying right at Chambord at the St Michel hotel for 1 night, and browsing the chateau & grounds in the early morning. Then, we'll take the train and head to Tours for the afternoon and stay 1 night. I really want to find a tour group that will take good ol' ma and me to Azay le Rideau and Chenenonceau in the early morning for some photos of the (uncrowded) grounds and exterior of these 2 chateaux (not really necessary to view the interior), however I see that the Ligeris website doesn't offer this kind of tour. We don't drive (can't) and we don't really want to be hustled around in a van at 930am (we're ready to go at 7am). Are there any private (reliable) companies out there who can fulfill our demands? I don't think trains or buses go that way that early in the morning, do they? Thanks!

      4 Answers Aug 6, 2011 at 8:18 AM
    • Chateaux de Jallenges

      by ozzymick Online Now Dec 16, 2010 at 4:37 AM

      My wife and I will be going to Europe for 3 weeks or so next September and driving from Switzerland to Paris via Tours.

      We were hoping to spend two nights in Tours and stay at a castle or chateaux. I found the Chateaux de Jallanges on my internet search but would be interested in any comments from those who may know that chateaux or can recommend an alternative in the area.

      4 Answers Aug 14, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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      chateaux bed and breakfast

      by slurpeee76 Online Now Nov 15, 2010 at 6:27 PM

      i stayed in a chateaux in the loire valley about 8 years back and i don't remember the name of it. it was a small chateaux (we were the only ones who stayed there). there is a long straight tree-lined driveway. the room was immaculate - very deep red tapestry and decorated like a royal chamber. the town was *very* quiet - only one restaurant in town and we were the only ones there that night too.
      does anyone know the chateaux i am speaking of? the most distinct memory i have is the long tree-lined driveway.
      thanks so much!

      2 Answers Nov 15, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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      Sleeping in a Chateau de la Bourdaisière

      by neycamargo Online Now Aug 5, 2010 at 12:43 PM


      We would like spending one night in the Hotel Château de la Bourdaisière.
      What you think about this? Is Interesting to do this?
      We have read in the hotel´s site, that some rooms have no toilet inside, is that true?
      Do someone knows about this?

      6 Answers Aug 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM
    • taxi tours to amboise

      by jun3000 Online Now May 3, 2010 at 7:43 AM

      How much is a taxi for 2 people plus luggage from the Tours station to Amboise?

    • Music shop in Tours?

      by awonga Online Now Apr 14, 2010 at 1:24 AM

      I am coming to Tours on holiday and and wondered if there were any music shops in Tours where you could buy sheet music for the cello and maybe look at some stringed instruments too?

      2 Answers Dec 6, 2011 at 12:08 AM
    • Accommodation near Tours

      by gordonledingham Online Now Jan 21, 2010 at 7:27 AM

      I am travelling down through France with family in July and want to find cool affordable overnight accommodation near Tours - any suggestions

    • availability of wheelchair for handicap person

      by rchitekt Online Now Sep 6, 2009 at 12:44 PM

      We are planning to visit chateau of Amboise, Chenonceaux, Chombard and Blois.
      My wife had a recent surgery. She is doing OK. But in case she gets tired while walking big areas of different chateau grounds will there be a wheelchair available for rent at these places.

      I would also like to know whether we can drink water from the tap or only bottled water should be used??

      3 Answers Sep 6, 2009 at 9:33 PM
    • baggage storage in Tours

      by joehimmatwala Online Now Aug 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM


      I will be arriving at the Tours station in the morning from Paris to join a 1-day (9.30 AM to 6.30 PM) excursion. I plan to go the following evening to Bordeaux. Are there any baggage storage facilities at Tours (at either of the two stations or at some hotel near the stations) that I could use? Any pointers will be appreciated.


      2 Answers Oct 27, 2011 at 4:50 AM