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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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    • Shuttle Bus from La Pallice

      by dandyallen Online Now Feb 11, 2016 at 3:16 AM

      We are arriving at La Pallice by cruise ship in April. Is there a shuttle bus that will take us to La Rochelle? There seems to be some answers but they are all very old. Fred Olsen want to charge us £25 each which is a lot of money for six miles. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

      5 Answers Feb 13, 2016 at 1:37 AM
    • Bus from Airport

      by CathyH18 Online Now Aug 28, 2015 at 3:54 AM

      Hi, I am travelling to La Rochelle on Monday next for 7 days. I believe I can get a bus from the airport. We are staying in the Axe Hotel, Rue de la Fabrique, La Rochelle,. would we be able to get the bus to the hotel or would it be better to get a taxi. Any idea how much a taxi would cost. Thanks in advance

    • Rent a car or no?

      by emirsepa Online Now May 28, 2015 at 8:38 PM

      Hello all! My fiancee and I are heading to France for our honeymoon, and will be staying in La Rochelle for one week. I am wondering if it is worth it to rent a car for the week that we are there to get out and see the countryside? Or will we want to stay in the city the whole time (i.e. is there enough in the city to keep us busy for a week)? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!

      1 Answer May 28, 2015 at 9:38 PM
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      Are they the same place ?

      by alectrevor Online Now Oct 6, 2014 at 2:38 AM

      Are Gare SNCF and Gare De La Rochelle seperate station or same place.?

      3 Answers Oct 7, 2014 at 3:45 AM
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      Best stay Rochefort or La Rochelle

      by alectrevor Online Now Sep 25, 2014 at 5:09 AM

      I hope to visit both La Rochelle and Rochefort staying 2 nights in one or the other and visiting the other.in your opinion which is best to stay. Thanks.

      6 Answers Sep 26, 2014 at 6:46 AM
    • Taxi from La Rochelle Airport to Les Mathes

      by davidmc_guire Online Now Jun 18, 2014 at 6:15 AM

      Hi, I'm looking to arrange for a taxi to take 9 people (4 adults & 5 children) to Les Mathes. Does anyone know of a taxi company who would be able to facilitate this request, and the approximate cost of a return journey ? Kind Regards, Dave

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2014 at 7:01 AM
    • Public transport from La Rochelle to La Griere

      by Belljjad Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      How can we get from La Rochelle to La Griere by public transport?
      Many thanks

      1 Answer Apr 6, 2014 at 4:31 AM
    • la rochelle to la palmyre

      by valeriecrompton Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      can you go by train or bus from la Rochelle airport to La Palmyre or must you take a taxi

      6 Answers Jul 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM
    • English novels

      by megan1811 Online Now Aug 8, 2013 at 4:12 AM

      Is there a bookshop in La Rochelle where I can buy a novel or 2 for my holiday reading - my Kindle has just broken and I have a couple more weeks of holidays still!

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM
    • car parking

      by mirbois17420 Online Now Apr 14, 2013 at 4:15 AM

      From Royan I wish to leave my car for 12 days close to La Rochelle airport -- expensive at the airport --any ideas?

      1 Answer Apr 14, 2013 at 4:30 AM
    • Bus transfer from port to centre

      by jossyh20 Online Now Jun 19, 2012 at 4:10 AM

      I will be arriving in the port of La Rochelle on a P&O cruise ship in 2 weeks time. I am keen to see the town as an independent traveller but how do I get to the city centre? Thank you

      4 Answers Jun 19, 2012 at 6:21 AM
    • safe car parking in La Rochelle

      by BlackIsis Online Now May 27, 2012 at 8:39 AM

      How safe is it to park a car on the street in the centre of La Rochelle?
      5 mins from the old port area. Some items will have to be left on the back seat but can be covered.

      3 Answers May 28, 2012 at 8:39 AM
    • Re or Oleron?

      by BlackIsis Online Now May 24, 2012 at 2:03 PM

      Could someone please advise me on which of these two islands is the nicest for a short visit? I dont have time to do both. I am getting the impression there isn't much in it but Re is smarter and Oleron is more wooded and wilder. We are not interested in shopping but plan to hire bikes for the day and later find a nice town for dinner. I keep changing my mind....favouring Re at the moment....thankyou!

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      Transport from the airport

      by Bif75 Online Now Mar 7, 2012 at 4:28 AM

      Hi, can anyone tell me about the bus from the airport to the train station please? Am struggling to find the info! I need a bus on a Saturday morning anytime after 9.30am. Thanks a million x

      3 Answers Mar 8, 2012 at 4:02 AM
    • Transportation Paris- LaRochelle

      by heliphinoe Online Now Sep 25, 2011 at 9:04 AM

      A friend and I need to get from Paris to LaRochelle with lots of luggage. I don't think the train will work. Any other ideas? Is there a shuttle of some sort from CDG to LaRochelle? We don't want to drive ourselves.
      Thanks

      1 Answer Sep 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    • Things to do in La Rochelle

      by gazstrong Online Now Jul 20, 2011 at 3:06 AM

      Hi

      I will be in La Rochelle in August and was wondering what the must see areas and locations are.

      I plan to visit the aquarium.

      I would also like some tips for bars and restauarants and best areas for dining, drinking and relaxing etc.

      Thanks in Advance

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      Train from La Rochelle Airport to St Savinien

      by Autumn9 Online Now Jun 22, 2011 at 2:32 AM

      What is the best way for someone arriving at La Rochelle airport to travel by rail to St Savinien, please? Is there a shuttle bus from the airport to the station in La Rochelle? The final destination is Annepont, but I am assuming the last leg of the journey will have to be by road.

      Many thanks,
      Autumn9

      2 Answers Jun 22, 2011 at 8:43 AM
    • travel to/from Oleron to La Rochelle

      by ewhiddett Online Now Jun 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM

      I am trying to get from Oleron to la Rochelle (in July), I understand there is a boat in high season, otherwise is there a bus from Saintes perhaps? Cannot get an answer or info from online. Many thanks

      1 Answer Jun 20, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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      The U-Boot pens - Accessable?

      by Drugness Online Now Nov 18, 2010 at 2:39 AM

      Hello all

      I'm planning to visit La Rochelle in about 3-4 months and i was wondering if it is possible to visit the U-Boot pens that still exist there or are they off limits?
      Does anyone know of any tours available or is there possibly a museum attached? Or if either of these options aren't there, is there someone locally who has access or someone who i can contact?

      Many thanks in advance
      DG

      3 Answers Nov 18, 2010 at 2:16 PM
    • La Rochelle to Taizé

      by french_rhubarb Online Now Sep 12, 2008 at 3:33 PM

      Taizé is a little over 2 hours from La Rochelle. I am planning to go to Taizé for a week, but the only way I can figure out to get there is to take the train from La Rochelle up to Paris and then catch another train all the way back to Mâcon, taking more than 6 hours.

      Is there a quicker way to get from La Rochelle to Taizé by public transport?

      Thank you.

      5 Answers Sep 12, 2008 at 6:25 PM
    • in general

      by Loopyloops Online Now Jul 27, 2007 at 6:37 AM

      I'm flying to La Rochelle on Monday. What's the weather like at the moment? Also is public transport easy to use and is it easy to get from the aiport to the town?

      Is there anything you would particularly recommend we do while there?

      Thanks!

    • Beach Volleyball

      by b_turner Online Now Oct 24, 2006 at 1:18 PM

      I'm going to be spending one month in La Rochelle next summer. I enjoy playing beach volleyball. Does anyone know if there is a beach where the locals play? Is there a large following with good competition?

      Thanks,

      Brian

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      how far

      by rahulkesu Online Now Jul 19, 2006 at 5:19 AM

      Would like to know how far is Bordeaux to La rochelle and what would be the best way to reach La Rochelle (train, bus)

      1 Answer Jul 19, 2006 at 5:48 AM
    • camping

      by stevefollant Online Now Jul 16, 2006 at 3:19 PM

      Hi, I'm looking for a good campsite around la rochelle.......is there anyone with any suggestions? a campsite with a web page would be good.
      thanks, steve

    • Hotel in La Rochelle, France?

      by anniekc Online Now Mar 4, 2006 at 7:12 AM

      Has anyone stayed at Hotel Joan D'Acre in La Rochelle France? We're looking for a nice place to stay close to the restaurants/shops.

      3 Answers Mar 5, 2006 at 8:37 PM
    • New at La Rochelle

      by TipTop17 Online Now Feb 12, 2006 at 9:16 AM

      Hi, If you plan to come at La Rochelle, dont forget to visit us before coming if you need any help:

      http://larochelle.superforum.fr

      We plan to open a english special forum.

      Bests regards.

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      Where should we stay the night

      by kezjono Online Now Jul 10, 2005 at 12:04 PM

      We are heading up the coast towards belgium and we have one day and night to spend somewhere. Basically anywhere between Bordeaux and Paris. Any suggestions - we were thinking La rochelle or Saint nazaire.

      let me know?