How can my Jewish girlfriend and I find a family to have a Passover Seder with in Bordeaux, France? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2
on Mar 29, 2007 -
My fiancee and I are planning a honeymoon abroad, we're thinking of visiting Spain and/or France. Neither one of us are well spoken in the native languages... do we need to worry? What are people's experiences in this situation (just traveling abroad in general, to a place where you don't speak the language)? Is it a huge burden to bear on yourselves or on the country's native peoples? [more inside]
posted by mrzer0
on Mar 1, 2007 -
In the UK the accepted drivers signal for ' Go ahead / I am surrendering my right of way ' is a flash or two of the headlights. In France the same signal means the opposite. How does one signal ' Go ahead / I am surrendering my right of way ' in France?
posted by Dr.Pill
on Feb 27, 2007 -
I am trying to remember the title of a French movie I saw in early 1999, although it may date from earlier than that. I don't remember the content of the main part of the movie at all other than that it had to do with amazing coincidences (or AN amazing coincidence, something like that)... [more inside]
posted by indiebass
on Feb 21, 2007 -
Where are the most awe-inspiring, hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes in France, especially in winter (or that amaze regardless of season)?
posted by shivohum
on Jan 18, 2007 -
I want to do Paris/daytrips (1-2 days), Switzerland (4-5 days), and London/daytrips (1-2 days), all late this January. I'll be traveling alone. I'd love some advice. [more inside]
posted by Malad
on Jan 10, 2007 -
Recommendations for historical fiction about Paris? I'll be there for a couple of weeks, and have found that historical novels can really help me sink my teeth into a place. I have no particular era in mind, so the period is less important than the setting and the writing.
posted by walla
on Dec 15, 2006 -
[FranceFilter] I'm an early 20s Canadian doing a 4-month internship near Lyon, France in January. I have a few nagging questions before I leave. [more inside]
posted by KevCed
on Nov 30, 2006 -
'The Flâneur': What fascinating titbits can you add to my knowledge about this concept? Art, history, philosophy and literary theory links all welcome. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Oct 25, 2006 -
Looking for recommendations for a trip to Alsace, France this weekend. Currently, we're just across the border in Germany. Should we rent a car or take the train? Which towns must we see on a weekend trip? What are the best things to do (hiking, castles, etc.) and the best places to stay? Thanks!
posted by xammerboy
on Oct 20, 2006 -
What's the easiest way for a Canadian citizen to live and work in France for a few years earning a living doing freelance web work? [more inside]
posted by futureproof
on Oct 18, 2006 -
How do I connect my VGA-only Thinkpad T60 to a French TV with HDMI and YPbPr inputs? [more inside]
posted by Nelson
on Sep 6, 2006 -
Why can't I purchase a cheap air ticket on Italian MyAir.com from the US? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Sep 5, 2006 -
I've recently moved to Paris, and I'd like to know if there are any pubs where I can catch NFL games on Sunday nights. I know they will start pretty late in the evening, but I just want to have a beer and watch a game. Bonus points for places that might air Jets/Giants.
posted by DefendBrooklyn
on Aug 17, 2006 -
If I want to get a ferry to Dover, I'm starting from Holland, and I want to travel by bike or train, what route should I take? [more inside]
posted by handee
on Aug 15, 2006 -
I have a couple of very specific questions about our upcoming travel to Nice, France.
1. Does the Monoprix located on Avenue Jean Medecin sell groceries? And if so, would it be likely that we can find space in the nearby car park at about 6 pm on a Saturday? (We're coming directly from the States to a rural gite and will need to buy provisions for at least Sunday breakfast.)
2. Does the Monoprix at Place Garibaldi sell groceries and, if it does, is it possible to park nearby? (Both of these stores figure on our planned route out of the city. However, maps only show car parks near the one on Jean Medecin.)
3. Does traffic on Avenue Thiers, where the train station is located, run in both directions or just one way? It's not totally clear from all the maps I have consulted. If it is only one way and to the east, we'll have to greatly revise our itinerary out of town.
posted by NinaLee
on Aug 8, 2006 -
Help me buy a scooter in Paris. I've just moved to Paris for work, and will be getting my carte de sejour (longterm visa) in a few weeks. I would like to find a decent second-hand Vespa or something similar. Some of the questions I have: Can I get a nice ride for under 1000€? Will I need an expensive French license (I currently hold one from NJ)? What type of insurance will I need and how much should I expect to pay? I'm looking to buy in September, so any help would be appreciated!
posted by DefendBrooklyn
on Jul 25, 2006 -
Going to be spending 4 days in Nice, southern France, beginning of August. Recommendations on things to see & do? [more inside]
posted by slater
on Jun 26, 2006 -
I'm in New York. She's in France. What gift can I get her that won't be too expensive to ship or too fragile to make it? [more inside]
posted by Cochise
on Jun 21, 2006 -
I want to stay in the French Riviera for a couple of weeks in August. However, much of the research I'm doing implies that it's horribly overpopulated and overdeveloped. Can you suggest a good town, island, or village in which to stay? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper
on Jun 6, 2006 -
I'll be going to France in a little under 2 months, to stay 2 weeks with a family that doesn't speak much English at all, in a relatively small town that doesn't speak much English at all. I'm decently proficient, but not confident, and definitely lacking in the listening/speaking end. I have, however, 9 days coming up where I will have more than enough free time. I won't have an internet connection, but I'll have a laptop I can put stuff on. What is the best use of the next 2 months in terms of preparing for functioning well on the trip? [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade
on Jun 4, 2006 -
[French-kissing filter (not that kind)]
When doing that little double kiss the French do, should I go right then left, left than right, or is there some subtle clue that the French give off to let you know which direction you should be moving your head? 'Cause if you go left when she goes right, it's not office appropriate and seems to upset her...
posted by bonecrusher
on Jun 2, 2006 -
TravelFilter: This summer I and 3 friends are planning on travelling around part of Europe by train and are looking for advice on the main areas we plan to stay in. Information on hostels or other cheap accommodation (first hand if possible) would be great (more inside) [more inside]
posted by knapah
on May 19, 2006 -
I'm looking for a very old French film where some characters take a train that eventually takes off an crashes into the sun. [more inside]
posted by takeyourmedicine
on May 11, 2006 -
I'm going on a six month exchange to Lyon, France, in August and I'd like to play football (soccer) while I'm over there. I can play at a reasonable level, and I'd be in open womens agewise. Ideally I'd play through university (Lumiere) or in a club with a similar group of people, but I'm having trouble finding specific club information online. [more inside]
posted by jacalata
on May 6, 2006 -
Northern Italy recommendations? When travelling across the top of Italy--south of the Alps but north of Venice--from Slovenia to France what are some of your favorite places to visit? Any must-sees? I'll be making this trip near the end of May with three other people in a car. We expect the Italy part of the trip to last a mere couple of days.
posted by rumbles
on May 1, 2006 -
When I lived in france they had this delicious seasoning called sel fou. It's sort of like a french adobo. Does anyone know where I can buy it in the U.S. or order it over the internet?
posted by milarepa
on Apr 26, 2006 -