We land at CDG Paris at 8:15AM, and need to be back at CDG before 9PM for the next flight. What practical information do you have to help us make the most of the time? [more inside]
A friend of mine from France and I both noticed that, in France, the clouds in the sky seem to be closer to the ground than they are in the US. I have searched all over and can't figure out why this is the case, but we both observed it independently of one another so I assume something real must be going on - I just don't know what it is! [more inside]
I'm looking for some good resources - be they blogs or just websites about French politics. I'm lost! [more inside]
My wife and I want to spend about 6 months in France learning French intensively. Where should we go to study? [more inside]
For a visit to Geneva, would it be advisable and convenient to stay in a nearby town in France? Which town? Which hotel? Convenience is key! [more inside]
TravelinginFranceFilter: I know there have been loads of questions about France. We're looking for beautiful places in the countryside, great cheap food and reasonable accommodations. I'd love to have the perfect trip that matches my favorite things: [more inside]
Looking for views of French and the French in North Africa. [more inside]
Where are the best places to hear jazz in Paris? [more inside]
What in Alsace and/or Bavaria and the Romantic Road should two bier-vergnügen people experience? [more inside]
I'm looking for some books on European history during the 1800s. I'm specifically interested in Russia from the Decemberists to the 1917 revolution, and the French student revolution of 1848. [more inside]
What requirements are there for passport validity when entering the UK and France? [more inside]
How can my Jewish girlfriend and I find a family to have a Passover Seder with in Bordeaux, France? [more inside]
How do you make due in an area where you do not speak the native language and you have no one that you know to help you?
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]
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?
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]
Where are the most awe-inspiring, hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes in France, especially in winter (or that amaze regardless of season)?
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]
Recommend to me a history of the languages of France. [more inside]
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.
New Year's Eve in Paris... any ideas? [more inside]
I have some questions about listening to the radio in Europe. [more inside]
[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]
Any personal experiences with or advice regarding gites/vacation villages in France? [more inside]
How do people dress in the summertime in the South of France? [more inside]
Bordeaux for a week, with my mother (~65 years old). What to do, where to go? [more inside]
'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]
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!
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]
(Free) WiFi in Nice, France? [more inside]
Can someone explain French lycée-level notetaking to me? Is there some kind of secret system? [more inside]
Name that typeface: used on the Michelin road signs in France. I've tried all the usual Gothic suspects.
Are there any good, short French news podcasts? [more inside]
How do I connect my VGA-only Thinkpad T60 to a French TV with HDMI and YPbPr inputs? [more inside]
What's the story behind this accessory tied to young Rimbaud's arm?
Why can't I purchase a cheap air ticket on Italian MyAir.com from the US? [more inside]
Recommend me some French hiphop and rap, s'il vous plait. [more inside]
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.
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]
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. Thanks muchly.
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!
Tips and tricks for travel by train in Italy and France? [more inside]
What role did the internet play in the Dutch and French referendums on the EU constituion last year? [more inside]
Going to be spending 4 days in Nice, southern France, beginning of August. Recommendations on things to see & do? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
[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...
Help us figure out how to spend 9 months to a year in France. [more inside]
What are these people protesting? [more inside]
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]