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    • Corsica in winter

      Nice Dec 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM

      Has anyone taken the ferry from Nice to Corsica? I have a few questions.
      Are restaurants, shops in geneal and points of interest open?
      What is the livliest city to visit in January or February?
      Does one need a car to get around?
      Thank you,

    • Provence France1 week extra

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 11 hours ago

      I will be ending a tour of southern France on a Thursday - end of Sept 2017. The tour will include: Pont du Gard, Arles, Les Baux, and Nice. I will have 7 days (following Thursday night) to get back to Paris for return flight.
      What would be a good trip? I have not seen Monaco, Antibes, Cannes, Marseilles, Aix en Provence, Vaison la Romaine. I would not mind going to Orange again. Prefer TGV rail over driving, but could rent a car for short trips.

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      Bed and breakfast.

      Paris Jan 13, 2017 at 11:40 PM

      Could you suggest me some nice bed and breakfast in Paris?


    • Summer holiday

      France Jan 11, 2017 at 3:11 AM

      Sorry to hear this site is shutting down.

      I had an incredible summer honeymoon in Switzerland thanks entirely to commenters on this forum. I'm really grateful.

      This question is very broad but I thought I might get lucky again!

      Hoping for a may/June family holiday this year.
      Traveling with a three year old and a one year old.
      Beach, hotel, pools, nature, good food, a nice little town nearby.
      We really want it to be child friendly with food and drink readily available but not too big a complex.
      Also considering Italy and Greece, I'll post over there too.

      Many thanks if you have any thoughts!

    • What is the nearest train station to Bresles ?

      Picardie Dec 20, 2016 at 10:37 PM

      What is the nearest train station to Bresles ?

    • Chinon to Chambord Wednesday afternoon

      Chinon 10 hours ago

      What would be the best way to go from Chinon to Chambord Chateau? I will only have an afternoon.

    • visiting Villers Bretanneux from Paris

      Paris Jan 4, 2017 at 10:22 PM

      I'm keen to visit Villers Bretanneux while in Paris. I can catch a train to Amiens but need to be able to get to VB for a visit,then go to the Australian war memorial about a mile away. Any suggestions. I don't want to pay the E300 for a full tour of the Somme region. Driving isn't an option

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      Where to stay

      Paris Jan 14, 2017 at 4:42 PM

      Traveling to Paris (3 days) and then to Caen (2days). Using the train system. Looking to stay close/walking distance or central point to stations. What station that would be? and any tips of what/where to stay (hotel wise) On a budget but safe area please. Thank you for your help.

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      Paris with kids

      Paris Jan 13, 2017 at 6:23 AM

      Hello Paris experts ;-)

      We'll be attending the U2 show in Paris on July 25 and want to add a couple of extra days in and around the city.
      I don't yet know where we'll be staying.

      Our boys - who will be 9 and 11 by then - will be joining us. In fact it was their idea go along to a show and then our oldest one decided he wanted to see the Eiffeltower ... And what's a mum to do then but to buy tickets for the Stade de France then ... anything to keep the young ones happy (and now I can 'blame' them for the trip ;-) ).

      We'll likely arrive there around noon on friday 21st and leave for home again on wednesday 26th.

      Do any of you have a suggestion as on what kids might enjoy doing. The Eiffeltower is a must. Besides that: they don't mind a museum (as long as it doesn't take an entire day), they like history and they're not fussy about walking.
      I've read something about the sewers tour ... do you think that's worth doing with kids?

      As always: thanks for your input!

    • Est-ce que le métro de Paris est encore dangereux?

      Paris Dec 27, 2016 at 12:58 AM

      Mon ami et moi prévoyons d'aller à Paris dans quelques semaines. Mais parce qu'il est froid, nous voulons prendre le métro. Mais est-il sûr après tous les événements de cette année?
      Je souhaite une réponse rapide.
      Je vous remercie à l'avance!

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      Any must sees or must eats?

      Carcassonne Jan 11, 2017 at 6:22 PM

      We will be spending a few days in Carcassonne in May-June and have things pretty well sorted out. However, it would be nice to hear from you if you have any suggestions for things we should not miss. Also, restaurant recommendations would be welcome for Carcassonne, Narbonne, Beziers and/or Collioure.

      Thanks - this could well be my last question before VT gets the deep six.

    • 3 wk family itinerary-please help!

      France Dec 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM


      Planning a three week trip next summer in France with my family (2 adults, 4 kids).
      Thoughts are as follows:
      - 4 days Paris (stay in an apartment), 3 days euro Disney (Disney hotel)
      - 1 week in mt chamonix (stay in hotel)
      - 1 week between Provence and nice (not sure how to split this. Stay in Campsites??)

      Any any any advice would be highly appreciated.

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      Paris - scenic spots like the Alps this Feb

      Paris Jan 4, 2017 at 4:58 PM

      I will be in Paris this early Feb and would like to go to a scenic spot similar to the Alps. Perhaps Jungfrau Switzerland or somewhere nearer Paris or Geneva? I only have 2 days though. Our free time will be Friday the whole day until Sunday morning. We need to leave by Sunday morning (either from Paris or Geneva). Any suggestions?

    • Pottery equipment and materials in Lyon

      Lyon Oct 24, 2016 at 11:19 PM

      I wiil be moving to Lyon in a few months and want to contact craft potters to buy a used wheel and kiln, Info about materials - glazes, clay, markets, the viability of a pottery shop,studio, pottery lessons etc, will be appreciated.
      Thank you for your interest,

      2 Answers Oct 26, 2016 at 6:53 AM
    • Chair lifts

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Oct 21, 2016 at 5:43 PM

      We plan to be in the alpine area next August 2017.
      Where would be the best place to stay to enjoy some sight seeing on the chair lifts to Mont Blanc.
      Is there a " package" deal for such sightseeing.
      Thanks, Roger.

      1 Answer Oct 21, 2016 at 11:41 PM

      Lyon Sep 21, 2016 at 10:32 PM


      4 Answers Sep 22, 2016 at 11:32 AM
    • From Lyon to Annecy

      Annecy Sep 13, 2016 at 1:02 AM

      We will be going to Annecy from Lyon in December 2016 and was wondering which will be the best way to get there.
      By Bus if so which company?
      or Train again which one?
      any suggestions would be appreciated.
      Thank you.

      7 Answers Sep 13, 2016 at 11:58 AM
    • Hiking around Chamonix in mid-October

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Aug 13, 2016 at 4:08 AM

      Hi guys, I will be in Chamonix in mid October for 4-5 days. Hoping to do some easy hike around the area. It's the first time that I'm visiting hence would appreciate any information.

      - Will there be snow in mid October? Any easy hikes where the trails would have snow?

      - I've read that waterproof hiking shoes are required for October? Do I need to bring one or any trail running shoes will suffice (non-waterproof)?

      - The weather forecast tends to show between 5-15 degrees celsius for mid October. But I'm not sure if this is taken from the town or from summit or in between? What kind of temperature can I expect if I'm looking to do some hikes. Any trail hikes from Aiguille du Midi stations?

      - Any other recommended activities for a first time visitor? Greatly appreciate any information.

      Thanks in advance!

      2 Answers Aug 13, 2016 at 2:42 PM
    • Apartments in Chamonix

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Jul 19, 2016 at 12:11 AM


      What is the best way to find an apartment in Chamonix?

      5 Answers Jul 20, 2016 at 12:56 AM
    • Where to buy a buss pass

      Saint-Genis-Pouilly May 30, 2016 at 7:20 AM

      Does anyone know where to buy a bus pass for the bus Y?

      2 Answers May 30, 2016 at 7:10 PM
    • Nuits de Fourviere

      Lyon May 28, 2016 at 8:07 AM

      I'm an exchange student planning to go to Lyon on 7th of July for Nuits de Fourviere concert, to see the band The Last Shadow Puppets. But unfortunately, I'm gonna go just by myself. Is there anyone who will attend the concert and would like to come together with me? Or is there any kind of forum where travelers unite to discuss going to concert in a foreign country together? Thank you!

      1 Answer May 28, 2016 at 9:08 AM
    • Hotels in Inns

      Lyon May 21, 2016 at 8:56 AM

      Any ideas for spots that have parking available in or out of the city. Maybe something in the country side.


      1 Answer May 23, 2016 at 1:02 AM
    • Public transfer from Champex to Chamonix

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc May 13, 2016 at 6:44 AM

      What is the best way to arrive at public transfer from Champex to Chamonix to august?

      1 Answer May 13, 2016 at 6:58 AM
    • Chamonix hiking from end of May/beginning of June

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Apr 29, 2016 at 11:19 AM

      We will be staying in Chamonix for a week at the end of May/beginning of June 2016. We had been planning on doing standard hiking (by standard I mean hiking boots and pack only - no crampons, poles, etc.) but we are concerned that some of the higher altitude trails will be closed due to melting snow/avalanches. Is this generally still a concern during this timeframe? If so, what are examples of trails that are traditionally open this time of year? Thank you in advance for advice.

      5 Answers May 10, 2016 at 3:54 AM
    • Airport transfer

      Annecy Apr 5, 2016 at 12:10 PM

      My husband and I will arrive at Geneva Airport on Sunday 15 th May with Easyjet scheduled to land at 17:00. We need to travel to Annecy but a taxi looks very expensive. Is there an airport bus or a train? I realise that Sunday evening is not the best time. If necessary we will get a taxi or share if possible. Thanks. Andrina.

      3 Answers Apr 6, 2016 at 1:17 PM
    • Celebrating significant birthdays

      Lyon Mar 31, 2016 at 5:57 AM

      I'll be in Lyon in June with family (all adults), two of whom are celebrating significant birthdays this year. Do you have any suggestions for something fun/novel/active and preferably outdoors to do? Many thanks.

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2016 at 10:27 AM
    • Is July a good period of the year to visit Lyon

      Lyon Mar 22, 2016 at 11:58 AM

      I've just realized that hotels in Lyon in June are very expensive... and that the same hotels in July are quite affordable.
      Is there any reason why it is that so?
      Is it because locals are on vacation and a lot of museums, etc... are closed?

      10 Answers Mar 26, 2016 at 10:41 PM
    • transport chamonix to basel

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Mar 15, 2016 at 5:19 AM

      4 of us will be traveling Chamonix to Bacharach,most likely via Basel on Sun 14 May. I would like to leave Chamonix by 1000 and arrive Bacharach br 2000. What is the best mode of travel?

      2 Answers Mar 16, 2016 at 7:09 AM
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      Lac Blanc - Conditions

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Mar 11, 2016 at 1:25 AM

      Hello All

      I am looking for a bit of advice really as I don't want to venture into something that's impossible. I'm booked to visit Chamonix from the 29th April to 2nd May for a short break. What I was originally looking to do is make my way up to Lac Blanc + surrounding areas and bivouac for a couple of nights between walking, but I have since done my research and find reports that this will more than likely not be possible due to too much snow. I hear people saying it's inaccessible, but I would like to know just how inaccessible it actually is? Just so you can gauge my experience, I am a keen walker and have summited a few peaks including, Mt. Kinabalu & Rinjani in Asia, Mulhacen in Spain, Snowdon in Wales (Miners path) and various other peaks around the UK.

      So I guess my questions are, just how inaccessible are the lakes at this time of year (April into May), and is what I've read all true? If Lac Blanc is too much then I would be happy with just reaching Chéserys, so would this be possible? I look to walk from Col des Montets.

      If the above isn't at all possible, do you know of any areas that are accessible that have some nice views, where I will be able to wander around for a few days? I would like to get as high as possible. Would it be possible with snow shoes and GPS etc. up to Lac Blanc or maybe the Chéserys?

      Any help would be much appreciated!

      Thank you!

      1 Answer Apr 13, 2016 at 5:15 PM
    • Sunrise/Sunset locations, hiking trails in Charmonix

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Mar 8, 2016 at 12:09 PM

      I plan to be in Charmonix-Mont Blanc in the middle of May this year. My trip will last at least 3 days. I would like to ask the following questions:
      Where is(are) the best location(s) to watch sunrise and sunset?
      Can one do stargazing in Charmonix? If so, Could you provide locations and how to get there?
      Any hiking trails leading to lakes or glacier or water body?
      Thank you in advance for your help.

      2 Answers Apr 13, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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      TMB Lodging Part 2

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Jan 27, 2016 at 10:40 AM

      So it's, been about a month since my last question, and now I'm curious if anyone has recommendations for a company that would book lodging for us? I usually enjoy the planning bit of trips, but I'm over it on this one! I think I'd rather pay a little more and have someone who knows what they are doing plan where we will be sleeping.

      I've spent the morning searching for sites, and all seem pretty similar in their offerings. Looks like the "self guided tour" is what I'd have to end up going with. But I do already have the book and a map, and we don't want luggage transport, really just the lodging booked and in case it's needed, transport to get there. (The rest of the group has decided unless dorms have a quad room, they are a no go).

      So just wondering if anyone has a service they'd recommend? (Trying to stay under $1600/person)

      Thanks :)

      5 Answers Feb 5, 2016 at 2:05 AM
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      eurostar to lyon from st pancras

      Lyon Jan 6, 2016 at 11:25 AM

      hi vt'ers
      Has anyone got the Eurostar from st pancras ? it takes nearly 5 hours and flights only take 1 hr 45mins. Ive never been on Eurostar before and thought I might give it a go but is it worth it. the prices seem to be about the same as well
      thanks in advance

      10 Answers Jan 7, 2016 at 6:30 AM
    • Local store that could deliver a gift?

      Annecy Dec 23, 2015 at 5:43 PM

      I live in the USA and want to send a gift to a family in Annecy. Is there a local wine store or chocolate store that could deliver a basket or gift to them?

      1 Answer Dec 23, 2015 at 7:40 PM
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      Lodging along the TMB, August 2016

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Dec 10, 2015 at 7:06 AM

      I'm currently trying to plan a trip to do the Tour Du Mont Blanc, and am finding most accommodations in Chamonix and elsewhere along the route to have no availability. Do places really fill up this far in advance, or do they just not release rooms for reservations this early on? A few places I've looked at not a single room available from April - Sept! I'm starting to get concerned and frustrated! Help!

      Thanks! :)

      3 Answers Dec 10, 2015 at 4:18 PM
    • Can you identify a glacier adjacent to a waterfall?

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Oct 21, 2015 at 1:10 PM

      I have a telephoto I took on a scenic road near Chamonix in 2004 that I am unable to identify. The view was across a valley, and in the distance there was a glacier that had smooth valley-floor rock below it where ice had broken off and slid over a low cliff to a lower part of the glacial valley. To the right there was a rather substantial waterfall pouring into the glacial valley. (I think the waterfall is a significant clue.) I think this was within a hour drive of Chamonix, and I don't believe it was on the main highway from the Mont Blanc Tunnel because traffic was light. Could I post a Dropbox link here where someone could download the photo?


      3 Answers Feb 5, 2016 at 2:11 AM
    • 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?

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 12:28 PM
    • 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

      1 Answer Jul 9, 2015 at 9:55 PM
    • The best area to stay in Annecy

      Annecy Jul 8, 2015 at 7:42 AM

      My wife and I will be staying in Annecy for 2 nights next month.
      We will arrive in Geneva on Saturday at 2 PM and most likely will have to take a private shuttle to Annecy because according to they only have one shuttle bus from the airport and that is at 21:10.
      They have a lot more shuttle services from Annecy to Geneva when we leave on Monday.
      Can anyone tell me where the bus shuttle will stop in Annecy? Is it the Annecy North bus station?

      Where will be the best area to stay in Annecy? Perhaps if I can have a hotel as a reference point that would be great.

      Is it advisable to do a 1/2 or 1 day tour?

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Jul 12, 2015 at 11:50 PM
    • arrive in lyon part

      Lyon Jun 27, 2015 at 6:22 PM

      arrive in lyon part dieu with the tgv and than take a train to chambery challes I have only 10 minutes to change were do I have to go in the station never was there do I have enough time to change?

      4 Answers Jun 28, 2015 at 4:13 AM
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      Long term rental in Lyon 69002

      Lyon Jun 25, 2015 at 8:48 PM

      Hi, I am looking for a long term rental apartment for 1 year or more in Lyon. Prefer district 69002 near Bellacour area.
      60 to 100 sqm with a budget of Euro 900.
      Any recommendations ?

      3 Answers Jun 26, 2015 at 12:50 AM
    • Motor Boat Rental

      Thonon-les-Bains Jun 25, 2015 at 3:45 AM

      Is it possible to rent a small motor boat for the day in Thonon-les-Bains or Evian-les-bains? Thank you.

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2015 at 8:47 AM
    • Annecy or Nice?

      Annecy Jun 16, 2015 at 11:29 PM

      Hi all! My friends and I are caught up between the two cities to visit. We have about 4 days 3 nights to spend in total (Over the weekend), and would like to spend it in one of the cities. We'll be visiting in either the last week of September or the first week of October. Any advice on weather, things to see/do would be great!!

      We heard that Nice is a really nice place (but I'm not sure why when I googled it, it doesnt seem as pretty as Annecy).

      Thank you in advance!

      8 Answers Jun 18, 2015 at 11:21 AM
    • what to do

      Saint-Nazaire Jun 16, 2015 at 9:38 AM

      i will be in saint-Nazarene for 2 days,

      what do you recommend me to do?

      1 Answer Jun 16, 2015 at 9:50 AM