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May 13

Trains vs rental car in Cote D'Azur

We're planning a trip to Nice in June and I'm trying to decide whether to rent a car or not. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by widdershins around Nice, France at 12:38 PM - 14 answers has best

March 23

Where to stay in Paris?

Where to stay in Paris? We like parks and music and food and art, but have a baby so won't be able to travel all over the city every day. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen around Paris, France at 12:45 PM - 8 answers

February 14

Tell me what’s good in Paris

Planning to be in Paris the week of March 14. What should I see, do, eat? I’ve been very COVID conservative at home, so I feel a little wary of restaurants/bars. Outdoor suggestions appreciated. How is masking there now? [more inside]
posted by shadygrove around Paris, France at 7:03 PM - 21 answers has best

February 2

Help me add a little lagniappe to my France trip

I am traveling to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France for a 5-day wine trip with friends. I don't want to fly to Europe from the US for only 5 days, so I'm adding travel on the front and back end of the group trip. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by tryniti around France at 6:05 PM - 15 answers

January 10

France Travel Filter: Is renting an EV for vacation recommended?

I'm planning a trip for my SO and I sometime later this year to France (no actual dates yet). We'd like to visit some regions of France where public transit is not as prevalent and are planning on renting a car for part of the trip. I've seen on various auto rental sites that you can rent an EV at very low rates but I'm not sure that where we're going has a lot of infrastructure for EV charging. Are we setting ourselves up for a logistical nightmare? [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten around France at 5:02 PM - 12 answers has best

October 13, 2021

Air travel from US to France & back: how get Covid test prior to return?

In about 2 months, I probably have to travel to Paris from California. It looks like there is a US federal requirement to get a Covid test prior to return to the US. What are my best options to get the test done in France prior to the return flight? It looks like CDG airport offers on-site testing, but they don't recommended waiting until travel day to get tested. [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie around Paris, France at 4:42 PM - 11 answers has best

September 2, 2021

France sounds nice...

I haven't been to France since 1988. What's new -- mostly in Paris -- that I would want to show to a family with four kids (age 13-22) in the summer of 2022? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt around France at 8:09 PM - 24 answers has best

August 31, 2021

Which French cathedral, for the stained glass?

Chartres or Metz: imagine that you can only visit one, for the cathedral. Which do you choose? Which town is better (or worse) to visit, otherwise? [more inside]
posted by Rash around France at 9:13 AM - 14 answers has best

September 15, 2020

Solo weekend in Lille - any Covid safe tips?

I'm going to be in Lille, northern France, and totally free of commitments from Friday lunchtime until Sunday lunchtime. How can I amuse myself while social distancing? Also, I'm quite anxious about going to restaurants or hanging out in a bar solo, can anyone set my mind at rest? [more inside]
posted by doornoise around Lille, France at 7:05 AM - 7 answers has best

March 12, 2020

Would I be insane to travel to Paris next month?

I saw a headline about how, with flights incredibly cheap because of COVID, Millenials are taking the opportunity to travel. My first thought: oof, bad idea. My second thought: wait, how cheap are we talking? [more inside]
posted by nonasuch around Paris, France at 7:22 AM - 50 answers has best

February 16, 2020

Southern France travel recs

Howdy, the wife and I are putting together 8 days along the southern French coast and wondered if you had any "oh holy crap do this" recommendations? Thinking of flying into Marseilles and getting a car, and maybe doing Saint Tropez, Porquerolles Island, Cannes, Antibes, maybe Nice, Monaco, whatever. Help me!
posted by xmutex around France at 7:25 PM - 7 answers

December 14, 2019

Getting from CDG to Paris on Christmas Day with the strike

I’ll be spending Christmas in Paris. Yay! I arrive at CDG mid-afternoon on Christmas Day. My friend who lives there tells me the strike will still be going strong through the holidays. [more inside]
posted by ljshapiro around Paris, France at 2:33 AM - 4 answers has best

October 10, 2019

Paris filter: looking to spend NYE in Paris, with the locals

What it says on the tin. My friend and I have a [long] layover in Paris coinciding with NYE, and would like to spend it at a bar. Many of the previous recommendations on here are a few years old, so I'm wondering if there might be newer, more relevant suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Everydayville around Paris, France at 2:19 PM - 3 answers

October 4, 2019

Why did I want to go to Le Havre?

A few years ago I must have seen something on Le Havre France and wrote it down on my big bucket list of places to visit before I die. Now I'm down to some of my last few places. And for the life of me I can't figure out why I put it down. Is there anything amazing there?
posted by rileyray3000 around Le Havre, France at 3:59 AM - 11 answers

September 11, 2019

Vacation in France: Loire (Amboise), Burgundy (Beaune), & Paris (10th)

Looking for recommendations to fill out our activities for an upcoming vacation in France. We'll be spending a few days each (driving between them) in the Loire valley between Saumur and Amboise, Burgundy between Beaune and Dijon, and then back to Paris in the 10th arr. [more inside]
posted by aught around France at 12:55 PM - 12 answers has best

September 4, 2019

Paris for two weeks, solo - what do to in free time?

I (mid-30s female) am going to Paris for work September 30 - October 14, staying in the 5th on Rue des Ecoles near the Panthéon/Sorbonne/Cluny Museum. The nearest Metros are Maubert-Mutualité and Cluny-La Sorbonne. I'll be by myself the whole time (apart from work hours). I have a little passable classroom French. What awesome things can do I in my fairly ample, but mostly after-hours and weekends free time? [more inside]
posted by CheeseLouise around Paris, France at 1:10 PM - 13 answers has best

September 3, 2019

A week in Provence & Cote d'Azur: Travel suggestions?

We have a 9 days in Provence - Cote d'Azure coming up in late September are looking for for tips and suggestions on routes, towns, places to stay, see, eat, walks - off the beaten path gems. [more inside]
posted by specialk420 around France at 1:44 PM - 5 answers has best

July 14, 2019

From Toulouse to Paris

I will be solo attending a retreat outside of Toulouse, France, and am thinking of adding a few nights in Paris to the end of my trip. I'm looking for a few suggestions and advice on transport (and any stops between). [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek around France at 11:38 AM - 10 answers has best

July 6, 2019

Watching the World Cup final in Paris

I’m in Paris, staying just south of Norte Dame. I’d love to find a convenient place to watch the World Cup final tomorrow. It starts at 5pm local. It might be just 2 of us, or possibly a group as large as 10, so flexible is best. Bonus side question: is there a good nearby place for breakfast out on a Sunday? Most of the places I found through previous AskMe questions are closed Sundays, or are far from me.
posted by nat around Paris, France at 3:04 PM - 3 answers has best

June 26, 2019

How to use trip insurance as a result of the European heatwave?

On vacation in France. The heatwave is making the trip miserable. Also, my wife is pregnant. We have trip insurance. How do we handle this? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 around France at 10:20 AM - 14 answers