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    How to come in and out -Chenonceau

    by gwened Updated Jan 31, 2014

    yes regular train is from center of Tours,near the mairie de Tours,and have TER trains to Chenonceaux ,the town(the castle is Chenonceau, a woman twist).
    its easy, but the car is king lol!!!
    www.viamichelin.com
    for the route planning by car

    http://www.ter-sncf.com/regions/centre/fr/default.aspx
    the train
    You can come from Paris by car in about
    2 hours by the autoroute A10 known here as the Aquitaine ,exit/sortie Blois or Amboise;
    1 hour byt TGV train from Paris-Montparnasse to Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (Tours);
    1 hour by T.G.V. Paris-Aéroport Roissy-CDG to Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (Tours).
    about 25 minutes by TER train from Tours
    the train station is located about 400 meters from the ticket counter.

    By car free Parking for the bikes and motos near the ticket office of the castle. cars and camping cars have free parking too by the castle

    closest airport is at Tours
    http://www.tours.aeroport.fr/

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    How to come in and out Vierzon

    by gwened Written Dec 12, 2013

    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/centre/gare/Vierzon%20Ville.aspx

    the main train station in city center Vierzon above link as well as another SNCF site in English
    http://www.gares-en-mouvement.com/en/frxvz/accueil/

    the main bus ,free in city center and then just over an euro outside is VIB
    http://www.le-vib.com/

    there is the bus line 18 for the nearby city in the dept of Cher
    http://www.lignes18.fr/

    the highways A20, A75, and A81 bypass the city, see www.viamichelin.com for route planning

    The city is cross by 5 rivers with the Ypres and Cher coming into the Canal du Berry, with a nautical base, equestrian centers, 18 hole golf course, and 78 km of guided walking trails.

    Gare de Vierzon centre ville
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    How to get in and out- Amboise

    by gwened Updated Nov 18, 2013

    Amboise the Loire, dept 37 one of the most beautiful regions of France,and they are many.
    how to move around here on public transport is here
    3 lines of buses C, LMC, and TA
    http://www.tourainefilvert.com/

    the TER Loire Centre trains serving the town the train station is at rue Jules Ferry,
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Regions/Centre/fr/Default.aspx

    the city info on transport and get around it here
    http://www.ville-amboise.fr/c__14_51__Venir_et_se_deplacer_a_Amboise.html

    I use the car, and do shop here often for my wines ::)
    www.viamichelin.com
    will help as a route planner.

    free parking by the chateau
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    How to get in and out _Orleans

    by gwened Written Jun 27, 2013

    driving on the roads from Paris you can come here on the A10 or the N20 the city is easy to get in all the way to the river Loire. See route planner www.viamichelin.com

    You have a total of 12 parking garages such as Baron, Hôtel de ville, Châtelet, Chats Ferrés, Gambetta, Gare, Munster, Saint-Paul, Cathédrale, La Source, Charpenterie, and Martroi. There is park relays that allow you to leave your car and come in to the city center in public transport by tramway. You can use them with car, bike. The 4 parking garages are Libération, Zénith-Parc des Expositions, Victor Hugo and Les Aulnais, they are secure and video film from 7h to 20h,from Monday to Saturday.

    A nice bus system named TAO that has 2 tramway lines, and 8 lines 7/7 until 22h30 in weekdays and 0h30 on week ends. You bus with 6 lines in city and 7 lines interurban, plus 10 lines to the suburbs. The site is http://www.reseau-tao.fr/
    The bus station is at 2, rue Marcel Proust -Tél.:02 38 53 94 75 . And the different companies handling are ULYS ; http://www.ulys-loiret.com/ , and TRANBEAUCE at http://www.transbeauce.fr/ , and DUNOIS, at http://www.dunois.fr/

    Bicycle system to ride in the city and suburbs , you only need to go to the 33 stations, cost is 5€ if on the TAO public transport plans or if visitor the cost is 15 € .the site is here https://www.agglo-veloplus.fr/

    You have two train stations here Gare d'Orléans Centre-Ville and Gare grandes lignes de Fleury-les-Aubrais (3 km to the north of Orléans, there is connection of the two on tramway Line A to city center.
    Gare Orléans Centre Avenue de Paris
    Gare Fleury-les-Aubrais Rue Lamartine - 45400 Fleury les Aubrais
    Regional train site for more schedules, http://www.ter-sncf.com/Regions/Centre/fr/Default.aspx
    you go to "recherche d'itinéraires"

    Orléans is located at about one hour from the Paris airport of Orly, and Tours, and two hours from the Paris airport at Roissy CDG. You have shuttle/taxi service between the airports and the city at http://www.ats-eu.fr/
    rides to the city and castles of the Loire at http://www.odyssee-valdeloire.com/
    http://www.taxitex.fr/

    rue royale to statue jeanne d'arc pl du martroi tramway gare de fleury les aubrais rue royale bus and tramway tramway rue de la R��publique tramway by Groslot
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    How to get here in and out,Cheverny

    by gwened Updated Jun 3, 2013

    to the castle you can do it by car, the best
    A10 motorway direction Bordeaux, exit Blois, 190 km. 20mins from the motorway exit.
    www.viamichelin.com
    we criss cross the area by car so coming in is the road D765, see photo

    By train, stop at Blois train station
    from Paris Austerlitz station,
    duration 1hr 40 min
    from Paris Montparnasse station,
    TGV Paris - Vendôme,
    duration 42 min (Vendôme - Blois 30km/ 18.6 miles)

    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/centre/gare/Blois.aspx

    navette bus from the train station in Blois
    http://www.transports-du-loir-et-cher.com/telechargement/H%20Ligne%2018.pdf

    City center Pl de l'��glise leaving Cheverny on the road D765
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    Tours to Villandry by bus

    by gwened Written Aug 29, 2012

    you got the castle info already. for more transport see the bus system in the region at fil vert.

    take the line V, here is the site,
    http://www.tourainefilvert.com/horaires_ligne/index.asp?rub_code=6&thm_id=&gpl_id=0&lign_id=42

    i use the car there so look up on the site for schedules

    hope it helps

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    bus/train to Chartres and the Loire

    by gwened Written Aug 16, 2012

    the train portion to and from Paris is ok. Buses in the area are at minimal service and will waste lots of time in changing. I do it by car always. Here is the bus for dept 37 where most of those cities are.
    http://www.tourainefilvert.com/ri/index.asp?rub_code=4

    There is train service that is a bit better,see and put those cities segments into here and see for yourself

    www.voyages-sncf.com
    official French travel site, just go to train, in French but use by millions visitors.

    HOpe it helps

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    HOw to get here in and out-Tours

    by gwened Written Jul 29, 2012

    taxi is nice and see more. two great towns in a great area.
    There is a taxi stands by the train station in the city of Tours; to get reservations call or write

    http://www.taxis-tours.fr/en/contactus.php

    you have great parking connections with the bus system very inexpensive like 3 euros per day, this is to use when leaving your car and then use the bus system of Filbleu below. The parkings are
    Parking relais de la Sagerie
    rue de la Sagerie
    37170 Chambray-lès-Tours
    Parking relais de la Tranchée
    rue des Bordiers
    37000 Tours
    Parking relais du Lac
    Avenue de Grammont
    37000 Tours

    Regular parking as I do, just into the city with a car, you have several choices in the city
    Parking Anatole France
    come in at place Anatole France
    Parking Champ-Girault
    rue Edouard Vaillant
    Parking Ciel-en-Arc
    avenue Marcel Mérieux
    Parking des Halles
    Place Gaston Paillhou ,get in by the exterior of the market or halles
    Parking du Palais Jean Jaurès
    10 rue Victor Hugo
    Parking du Vinci
    Place du General Leclerc
    Parking Gambetta(my favorite)
    8 rue Gambetta
    Parking Mairie
    boulevard Heurteloup
    Parking Nationale(my favorite)
    5 rue Emile Zola

    bike tours are very common, and this site I have used in the past very nice going from Tours to Amboise and Chenonceaux towns.
    http://www.loireavelo.fr/
    and for 5€ you go to velociti and can rent a bike to do at will in Tours, you need a deposit of 300€ but if staying here long term and like bikes this is it, the site is here
    http://www.velociti.fr/

    you can get a cyclovelo , a nice innovation, sort of like a bike and motocar combi, more info here, this never tried.
    http://tours.cyclopolitain.com/
    you can reserve online and cost 1,50€ for a ride or can rent them to take you out for sightseeing,two passengers 30 minutes is 18€

    There is also, great train service from Paris montparnasse, this leaves you at St Pierre des Corps and then correspondance to city center ;from gare d'Austerlitz you come on intercité trains to city center Tours in about 2hrs direct or 2h30 connecting in Orleans. Several choices per day.
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/centre/gare/Tours.aspx

    bus works from 6h to 21h30, ticket single is 1,40€ ,and the site to know it all is
    http://www.filbleu.fr/
    Their main office is at 9 rue Michelet ,but ticket can be purchase on the bus.

    Eurolines the European bus company has an office here and you can travel to many other cities in Europe and connect to Tours, info here
    http://www.eurolines.fr/fr/contacts/nos-bureaux/fr-tours/

    you ,also, have a bus system to connect to towns nearby in the touraine ,here is the site
    http://www.tourainefilvert.com/
    main office is at Place du Général Leclerc where is the bus terminal and also at rue Charles Gille

    There is an airport that can bring you in from London Stansted, Porto, Manchester, Southhampton, Dublin, etc as well as Marseille.In summer additional flights are setup. site is here
    http://www.tours.aeroport.fr/

    bus 38 by hotel de ville bus 11 by near train station area tramway on rue Nationale
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    How to get here in and out_Bourges

    by gwened Written May 27, 2012

    you see the area agglo buses here
    http://www.agglobus.com/

    train station at place du Général Leclerc, TER , you come into city center on buses lines 1,2, 8,and 11 or walking is about 5-10 mins to city center cathedral
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/centre/gare/Bourges.aspx

    you have navettes or buses to take you to and from Paris Orly and Roissy airports, Trans'Eurocar ,47 rue Edward Vaillant, tel +33 (0) 2 48 70 42 38

    I come by car easy, pdf file of parkings in the city, http://www.ville-bourges.fr/pdfs/parkings.pdf
    my favorite when in town is at the Cathedral area and if not loaded the free Anatole de France.

    gare de Bourges
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    How to come here in and out,Blois

    by gwened Written May 27, 2012

    You have info on the train station of Blois
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/centre/gare/Blois.aspx

    from Paris gare d’Austerlitz is direct, then you can come by Paris gare Montparnasse, TGV Paris - Vendôme, then vendôme - Blois is 30 km or Saint-Pierre-des-Corps near Tours

    for buses around and in Blois ,the TUB
    http://www.tub-blois.fr/

    the regional bus service TLC
    http://www.tlcinfo.net/index.php?horaires-des-lignes

    again I come by car on the A10 sortie exit Blois, parking underground Chateau handle by Vinci or around the garden on the side of the castle=chateau at quai de la saussaye

    a huge agglo including blois to improve public transport call Agglopolys ,see it in French
    http://www.agglopolys.fr/827-transport.htm

    And local support to improve connections with Paris, bloisparisillico site here in French
    http://www.bloisparisillico.com/

    gare de Blois train station
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    How to get here in and out - Anet

    by gwened Written May 27, 2012

    best here is by car at dept 28 Eure et Loir (two rivers)
    its English small page for tourism is here
    http://www.office-tourisme-anet.com/homepage.html
    You can take a train from Paris Gare de Montparnasse , direction Dreux.Get off at train station or gare de Houdan just before Dreux. You can do the other 15 kms by taxi. There is lesser traffic from Paris gare Saint Lazare,direction Bueil ,only 7kms away and take a taxi.
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Regions/Centre/fr/Default.aspx
    buses is only to these communities
    http://www.transbeauce.fr/horaires_ligne/index.asp?cityID=28007&rub_code=6

    the car is king, take from Paris the A13 direction Rouen to exit 12 Dreux,Magnaville continue in road D928 and see signs for Anet

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    By Car

    by Helga67 Written Nov 11, 2002

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    If you're exploring on your own, it's a good idea to rent some means of transport, because buses can be sparse, their schedules not geared to outsiders, and trains too limiting. Renting a bike is a good option: this is wonderful and easy cycling country, best of all on the floodbanks of the river itself.

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