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Please help me plan my France trip this summer. Details inside.

Yes, it's another France itinerary question. My husband and I are traveling to France this summer (late June) and I need some itinerary advice. I am trying to figure out how to fill four days of travel between leaving Annecy and arriving in Paris. On Day One, we check out of our hotel in Annecy. On Day Five, we have to take a train or drive from wherever we are and arrive in Paris by the afternoon. So, we have four full days of itinerary to fill. Specifics inside... [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Jan 5, 2014 - 5 answers

Ouigo oui or non?

Traveling to France and want to visit Paris and Provence. Has anyone tried the new Ouigo train? (10 EUR from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours). How is it? Worth it? Anything to look out for? I'm leery because the website has no English version, and I've heard some tales of non-French credit cards being declined as well as something about needing a French mobile phone number. Someone to tell me what I need to know! [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Aug 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Wanted: daytrips from Aix-en-Provence, France

I'm cat-sitting for a few weeks in a small village 20 minutes south of Aix-en-Provence. Because of the cats, I am limited to daytrips, but I do have use of a car. I'm looking for interesting or quirky places to visit. These could be in a city, town or the countryside. [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Aug 9, 2013 - 5 answers

S. France - overnight destination

Overnight Trip (from Paris) without a car -- which would be better: Avignon or Nimes? We will be on foot, staying just one night, and are into history, archeology, museums, good food. If one not better than the other, what differences should we know about?
posted by nancoix on Nov 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Bullfights in Nîmes

Féria des Vendanges in Nîmes -- how to get into the bullfights? [more inside]
posted by gimonca on Jul 19, 2011 - 1 answer

No they don't wear pants

Going to Provence for two weeks in mid-September. What off-the-beaten path attractions or towns are not to be missed? Specific interests inside. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Jul 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Provence by train?

TravelFilter: French Public Transport advice. I'm flying into Marseille MP2 airport and need to find my way to Carpentras near Avignon to meet some friends. I'd prefer not to hire a car as I won't need it while there. My firends might be able to pick me up in Avignon but would be good to get all the way to Carpentras if easy enough (and cheap). [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Aug 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Help Us Move To France

Young couple visited France last year for about two weeks with few plans other than a couple of booked hotel rooms and a TGV pass. They fell in love with the country and would love to move there about 5 years out... [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Aug 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Aidez-moi choisir les vêtements!

How do people dress in the summertime in the South of France? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Nov 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Cheap air travel in France

We're going to the south of France in November, and have been investigating options between Paris and Provence. TGV train, Air France between Charles DeGaulle and Marseille etc. Then my wife discovers EasyJet. Orly to Marseille, Eight euros plus tax each way. How the hell does this work? Eight Euros? It costs more to take the train into town from the airport than that.

Someone want to give me the heads up on the EasyJet business model and why other forms of transport aren't obsolete. Why would anyone do anything other than this?

posted by Keith Talent on Aug 26, 2004 - 17 answers

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