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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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    • Baggage storage in Paris

      Paris Yesterday

      Hi guys,
      I am heading to Paris in January. On my last day I do not need to be at the airport until about 5 o'clock to catch my plane to Sydney. I obviously want to make the most of this as a sight-seeing day(possibly Disnayland) but will have my luggage with me. Does anybody know of any storage lockers or something I would be able to take my big bag to? Does the airport have lockers for rent? Or does Disneyland have big storage cubes? Or would some hotels offer baggage holding even when you have checked out?
      Thanks

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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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    • Gare de Lyon to Orly

      Paris Yesterday

      Hi Paris expert friends - Would someone know the transportation options from the Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport? Thanks, Jean

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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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    • History of Compiegne during the 1500s

      by charmolue10 Online Now Apr 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM

      Is there a palace in Compiegne where Henry IV lived?

      Is there any history there of the de Charmolues?

      3 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 3:51 PM
    • History of Compiegne during the 1500s

      by charmolue10 Online Now Apr 10, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      Is there a palace in Compiegne where Henry IV lived?

      Is there any history there of the de Charmolues?

      5 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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      Barges on the river Oise?

      by mrsfigg Online Now Mar 27, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      There used to be plenty of commercial river traffic passing through Compiegne. Is it still as busy these days? Barge spotting is a very interesting pastime!

      3 Answers Mar 28, 2013 at 9:32 AM
    • Maxine

      by maxine_99 Online Now Aug 18, 2011 at 12:25 AM

      We are going to Compiegne for Armistice Day 11/11/2011 and trying to find information on the services or events to be held in Compiegne for that special event. Can anyone provide any websites or details please.

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM
    • MARTYRS OF COMPIEGNE

      by soiron Online Now Feb 14, 2009 at 1:11 AM

      Does anyone know if any of the relics at St Jacques Abby/Church relate to the Carmelites of Compiegne.
      I am researching the family "Soiron" who lived in Compiegne. Any information would be appreciated.

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2010 at 2:17 PM