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    • First Visit

      Le Cap d'Agde Nov 28, 2016 at 3:19 AM

      My wife and I are hoping to visit the naturist resort for the first time next June/July (2017) and we're wondering what's the best accommodation to book?

      Many thanks in advance.

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    • Buying a laptop

      Paris Nov 28, 2016 at 5:42 AM

      Hi all,

      I am going to Paris from 23rd Dec till 3rd Jan for Christmas holiday,
      In Australia normally you get a good deals for laptops in stores like JB High Fi or Harvey Norman, can anyone help me where I can buy a low price portable laptop in Paris?

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    • hotel accommodation

      Reims Nov 5, 2016 at 11:11 AM

      Hello. the on ly way we can get to reims is via Charles de Gaulle in aris, thence by train. Is the station at the airport difficult to find? also, once at reims, can anhone suggest a cheap hotel near the station and cathedral> we cannot walk far especially with luggage, and we would also like to be close to Christmas market. many thanks

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    • How tourist-y is Antibes in January or February?

      Antibes Nov 7, 2016 at 12:32 AM

      How tourist-y is Antibes in January or February?

      I need a get-away soon, but I don't want to be around large numbers of tourists milling around, taking photos, partying. Unlike many tourists these days, I'm not "looking for the action" (excitement) at all.

      I do speak French fluently and have been a francophile most of my life.

      Is Antibes in the winter subdued enough, quiet enough for me to spend two weeks just de-compressing, wandering around, reading (French novels) and listening to classical music in my apartment? Or should I look elsewhere on the Cote d'Azur, somewhere smaller like Vence or Beaulieu, etc.??

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    • Menton or Villefranche-sur-mer ?

      Menton Nov 5, 2016 at 11:46 PM

      How would you compare Menton with Villefranche-sur-mer as a base to explore the Cote d'Azur for a first-time traveler (to the French Riviera) for two-weeks? I am looking for a quiet village or small town atmosphere, away from hordes of tourists, and crossed off Antibes, etc. for that reason. Somehow I narrowed down to my list to Menton and Villefranche-sur-mer. I know the latter is much smaller and seems to cater to a more upper-tier clientele, while the former has attracted many French retirees.

      I do speak French and have a degree in art history, with interest in French history and literature. I will not have a car.

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    • Solo woman traveling in Paris on New Years Eve

      Paris Nov 28, 2016 at 10:57 AM

      I am a 54 year old woman who will be arriving in Paris Orly airport on Thursday, December 29 at 5 pm,
      and flying out of DeGalle airport on Sunday, January 1 at 11 am.

      My questions...

      1. What area in Paris should I stay in?
      Since I really only have two days I would like a great location to walk to things in the area and as a base for sightseeing. I would be so grateful for decent, hotel and restaurant suggestions in that area?

      2. What is the best/easiest way to get from Orly to "that area" at that time of day?

      3. Are there any good one day tours?
      I would probably book that for Friday or Saturday, and spend the other day on my own exploring the area around my hotel.

      4. What is there to do on New Years Eve? I don't drink but would love to know what would be safe for me to do alone that night.

      Thank you very much!

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      Can anyone suggest a day-trip from Paris?

      Paris Nov 11, 2016 at 7:32 AM

      I will be visiting Paris in a few weeks. I have been to Paris numerous times and know it very well. Equally, I have taken many day-trips from Paris and have been to all the obvious places (and even beyond). Can anyone suggest a new place I might visit? I am looking for a place within a two hour radius by train.

      I like quaint places, and/or places that has a old worldly feel to them. I enjoy visiting places with a riverside setting as well e.g. Moret-sur-Loing. 

      Here is a short list of day-trips I have taken:

      Amiens, Auxerre, Beauvais, Bourges, Châlons-en-Champagne, Chantilly, Chartres, Compiègne, Dijon, Fontainebleau, Giverny, Moret-sur-Loing, Orléans, Provins, Reims, Rouen, Senlis, Sens, Tours, Troyes, Versailles.  

      I have not listed other places I have visisted that are further a way e.g. Caen, Lyon, Metz, Nancy, Nantes, Rennes etc.

      At the moment I am thinking of visiting Meaux (because there is a cathedral in Meaux), but I would like to have a few other places on my list. I thought of trying to get to Avallon and/or Loches, but it appears there aren't any direct (or very few direct) trains to Avallon or Loches.

      Many thanks

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    • How expensive...?

      Villefranche-sur-Mer Nov 5, 2016 at 8:57 AM

      How expensive are sundry items and groceries, not just tourist souvenirs? Is the mark-up really high?

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    • Is Calais a safe place to visit

      by Kellygreen Online Now Feb 21, 2016 at 9:57 AM

      I am planning to visit Calais for a day trip in the next few weeks. I plan to travel by car through the eurotunnel and would simply like to spend 4 hours during the daytime and visit and explore Calais, in particular the old town the Place D'Armes, Lighthouse, Musee Beaux Arts, the Town Hall & Belfry. Ending with a visit to Cite Europe.

      Keeping in mind the immigration situation in the news, is Calais indeed a safe place for a tourist for a day trip?

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2016 at 5:01 AM
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      Train to Paris

      by annahill Online Now Jun 20, 2015 at 11:03 PM

      I will be traveling from Dover, England on the Ferry and then catching a train to Paris. I believe Paris de Nord is the closest station to my hotel. I am a little confused about getting the train once we get off the ferry in Calais. Can anyone tell me if the train station is within walking distance from the ferry port? If not...is there buses or taxi's at the port? I would like to take the fast train, I believe that is the Eurostar? Thank you for any help.

      6 Answers Jun 22, 2015 at 6:37 AM
    • calais to wimereux

      by toris Online Now Apr 7, 2015 at 4:55 PM

      hi just wondering if there is any public transport from Calais to Wimereux train station and return thanks

      5 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 4:10 PM
    • Calais Newbie!

      by DawnG21 Online Now Sep 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

      Hi, how do I get to the Car Parks at the Calais Terminal building once I get off the boat?

      4 Answers Oct 1, 2014 at 3:33 PM
    • Hire of beach huts

      by Piplings Online Now Jul 28, 2014 at 4:18 AM

      Hi. I am off to calais on 7th august with my 7 year old daughter. We will be spending most of the time by the beach. I have looked everywhere for information on how to hire one of the beach huts but cannot find any information anywhere. Is it possible to hire them and where can I find out any info on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2014 at 5:42 AM
    • Meeting Point and Car Parking

      by garryt Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 2:28 AM

      My daughters are travelling by car on the midnight ferry from Dover to Calais on Friday/Saturday and arriving at 02;45. Where can I meet them and where can we park one of their cars safely for 7 days?

      1 Answer Jul 17, 2014 at 7:25 AM
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      Trip to Calais

      by MeggieM Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 5:42 AM

      Is this a good place for my boyfriend and I to escape to from UK for a break on a budget?

      7 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM
    • Day trip to Calais

      by iain5757 Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      A few of us old boys are planning a day trip to Calais for a few beers and a spot of lunch any recommendations for bars and restaurant's?

    • Family road trip from France to Netherlands

      by mmedebargeton Online Now May 23, 2014 at 12:40 AM

      We are a family of 4, with 2 teenager boys (16 and 14) and plan to take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais this summer and spend about a week there. We have holidayed many times in France so would like to head towards the Netherlands instead. How many days (of 5-7 hours' driving daily) should we allow to drive to say, Amsterdam or The Hague, and would you commend any pretty sights/villages/towns that we should stop or stay in?

       

      3 Answers May 23, 2014 at 3:37 PM
    • Is there s bus from Calais Ville station to Les

      by agravat Online Now May 6, 2014 at 6:02 AM

      Is there s bus from Calais Ville station to Central Commercial Les 4B?

      1 Answer May 6, 2014 at 6:40 AM
    • Is there s bus from Calais Ville station to Les

      by agravat Online Now May 6, 2014 at 6:01 AM

      Is there s bus from Calais Ville station to Central Commercial Les 4B?

      1 Answer May 6, 2014 at 6:37 AM
    • Parking at Calais for train to London St. Pancras

      by missashleehill Online Now Dec 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      My dad is doing a road trip around Europe and will be driving to Calais in March to park his car up and then catch the train from Calais to London St. Pancras. He needs to find a secure carpark that he can park his car in for about 9 days. I'd love to be able to book it for him in advance also. Could anyone please advise me if there is a secure long stay car park near the Calais train station. Any help would be massively appreciated.

      2 Answers Dec 25, 2013 at 3:15 AM
    • What to buy in calais

      by Ginty123 Online Now Nov 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      A friend is going to Calais and has offered to bring back anything I might like before Christmas. I'm thinking charcuterie, chocolate, wine, syrups, mustard but I'm not sure what specifically to ask for any help/ideas appreciated - thanks

      6 Answers Nov 21, 2013 at 2:12 AM
    • Parking lots

      by IdaB Online Now Oct 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      Where are parking lots located as you exit the Chunnel from UK and what is the cost?

      5 Answers Oct 13, 2013 at 2:38 AM
    • Where can we park cars when we exit the Chunnel in Calais

      by IdaB Online Now Oct 12, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      Where can we park cars when we exit the Chunnel in Calais

    • Is there a bus from Calais to Koksijde, Belgium

      by dewijones Online Now Jul 9, 2013 at 2:35 AM

      How would i get from Calais to Koksijde.
      Seems very roundabout by train

      2 Answers Jul 9, 2013 at 1:24 PM
    • Long term parking in Calais close to the ferry terminal

      by inselkind Online Now Sep 11, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      Hi there,

      I hope somebody can help me.
      Does anybody have experience (or happens to know)if there is a secure long term parking car park close to the port?
      I think I found one, but it doesn't seem to be possible to book a space in advance via internet and just gives a french phone nr.(I don't speak french).
      I wouldn't want my parents taking a risk and just turning up and hope for the best. It has to be secure as well. Thanks for your help!

      4 Answers Sep 14, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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      What time before the ferry should I turn up at Dover ?

      by Mark_Lester Online Now Jun 23, 2012 at 12:15 AM

      £80 for me and the family, it's a deal!. We'd normally fly to the continent then hire a car but as we'd be going to France or Germany anyway this time it's a no brainer.
      I've never taken a car ferry before, how long before the scheduled departure should I aim for. I can't find this obvious piece of advice anywhere.

      22 Answers Jun 24, 2012 at 7:06 AM
    • Genealogy Research trip

      by bplobrano Online Now Aug 31, 2010 at 7:43 PM

      My g.g.grandfather Nathaniel Powell & his brother Thomas were lace makers from England living in Calais in the 1840s. Most of their children were born there before they came to the US arounf 1850 and settled in CONN & Philadelphia. Two of the sons(my g.grandfather) started a stocking mill in Philadelphia in 1879 and became quite successful. We want to see the lace museum and the area of St. Pierre where they lived. We are wondering where the best archives are--perhaps city hall? Could we find a history buff to hire for a tour. We will only come down from London on the train for the day--9:30am-9:30pm. perhaps on Sept 9th.
      Pat & Bill

      2 Answers Sep 1, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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      Travelling Rome - UK via Calais

      by platapus Online Now Jun 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM

      My wife and I are in our 70's and will be arriving in Calais (by train) from Rome.

      We want to cross the Channel by boat so as to see the White Cliffs of Dover from the sea.

      Can somebody give me some advice please......

      Is the railway station close to the "ferry" terminal....and how do we get from the train to the boat, ie is a taxi applicable and what are the costs etc.

      How often do ferries depart Calais and do we board as a "foot" passenger or otherwise....and do we have to have our luggage with us, or is it booked separately?

      Finally, an indication of the fares to cross the Channel would be appreciated.

      Thanks.........\\

      2 Answers Jun 30, 2009 at 2:49 PM
    • calais, france

      by luluzalu Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 2:18 PM

      hi there
      what is the least expensive way to get to paris from calais, any recommendations for inexpensive hostels?
      also same question from london to dover.
      thank you

      1 Answer Jun 13, 2009 at 3:26 PM
    • calais to Somme

      by norman000 Online Now Jun 11, 2009 at 12:31 AM

      hi, my partner and i wish to travel to the Somme region from Calais and was wondering if a bus or train was available for this journey, thanks for any input

      1 Answer Jun 11, 2009 at 10:50 AM
    • calais to nice

      by marineee Online Now Feb 20, 2009 at 3:19 PM

      is it possible to fly from calais to nice? or driving is the only way to go?

      8 Answers Mar 3, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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      Travelling from Australia to UK via Calais to a region in France without getting exhausted

      by pennilane Online Now Jan 23, 2009 at 3:35 PM

      I want to know whether it is realistic to fly into UK from Australia then using a rental car drive through to France to find some holiday accomodation for a week. I haven't chosen any regions in France because i don't know realistically how far I can drive without passing out from jetlag!

      18 Answers Jan 30, 2009 at 9:22 PM
    • Bank

      by Lutefisk8 Online Now Nov 25, 2006 at 9:03 AM

      Hi, I will be in Calais be in Calais soon and need to bank some cash. I have an account in France with the Banque de Lyonnaise near Grenoble and wish to deposit cash in the account whilst in Calais. Does anyone know a bank that is easy to find with easy access and parking who will not charge for me to deposit the funds? I am likely to visit the Cite Europe in Cocquelle. Thanks, Vince

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2006 at 6:14 AM
    • Bank

      by Lutefisk8 Online Now Nov 25, 2006 at 9:03 AM

      Hi, I will be in Calais be in Calais soon and need to bank some cash. I have an account in France with the Banque de Lyonnaise near Grenoble and wish to deposit cash in the account whilst in Calais. Does anyone know a bank that is easy to find with easy access and parking who will not charge for me to deposit the funds? I am likely to visit the Cite Europe in Cocquelle. Thanks, Vince

    • Long term parking?

      by alexawcallen Online Now Jun 12, 2006 at 12:13 PM

      At the end of June I'm going to be leaving my car in calais until the end of july. I was wondering if there is any long term parking available? And if possible as close to the ferry port as possible.
      Alex

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      Country Restaurant

      by DaveDeakin Online Now Feb 17, 2006 at 8:34 AM

      Will be in Northern France for the day on Saturday 4th March. We normally have a lunchtime meal in Calais, but would like to try somewhere in the country. Could any one recommend a nice restaurant in a village or small town within a 30-mile radius of Calais? Or anywhere between Calais and the Belgium border.

    • 06h00 Where to go for coffee

      by rmcgarry Online Now Jul 27, 2005 at 4:27 AM

      We are arriving at 06h00 in Calais on Sea France, but have to wait for some friends on a later ferry. Can you advise where we can go close to the port for coffee and croissants while we wait?

      1 Answer Jul 27, 2005 at 6:50 PM
    • Lions on TV

      by PaulnChris Online Now Jun 22, 2005 at 7:01 AM

      Anyone have any idea where in Calais I can watch the Lions v All BLacks Live on Saturday 24th June . Help.