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    • Gare de Lyon to Orly

      Paris 2 hours ago

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

    • Baggage storage in Paris

      Paris 12 hours ago

      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?

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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

    • 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.??

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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?

    • What to do in Tours France

      by RobinW17 Online Now Sep 17, 2016 at 5:51 AM

      Can anyone tell me what the best things to do in Tours if you don't have a car?

      2 Answers Sep 17, 2016 at 8:18 AM
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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

      10 Answers Jan 13, 2015 at 12:17 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?

      2 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

      5 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.

    • 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?

      1 Answer 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!

      1 Answer Feb 24, 2014 at 9:43 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.

      11 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 12:41 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

      7 Answers Nov 2, 2013 at 1:34 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)?

      1 Answer Aug 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM
    • 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?

      10 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?

      4 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?

      4 Answers Mar 22, 2013 at 10:26 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

      1 Answer Aug 29, 2012 at 3:30 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!

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2012 at 9:05 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.

      4 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