I flew to Carcassonne from Dublin and decided that I will not stay there but settle in Narbonne as this town was in the middle of the other two towns I planned to visit during this trip to France.
There is really good train connection from Narbonne to nearby towns and even futher.
There are different train companies trains TGV, TER SNCF.
I used TER and I found very good english language website for timetable what was accurate.
- Budget Travel
Travelling with (young) kids.
Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.
Bring books, old favorite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."
If your child is big ask for earplugs as soon as you board the aircraft. Make use of them for take-off then save them for landing as the crew may not have any fresh ones left by then. Also let them eat candies, this helps the kids tremendously if they don't know how to pop their ears.
Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!
We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.
- Road Trip
Park along the canal, and take a ticket
The further you get into town the worse the traffic gets. This town is old, and was not made for cars and traffic. When you approach the old city you will see the canal, and along the banks you will start to see parking lots. Park! They are self ticketed parking lots. Park, get a ticket from the automated machine, then go sightseeing. When you come back, put your ticket in the machine and it will inform you how much you have to pay for the time you have parked. Then when you leave, take the ticket, place in in the machine to let the guard gate up. This avoids most of the traffic problems you will incur. The Hotel de Ville and Cathedral are just 2 blocks north on your right.
- Road Trip
- Hiking and Walking
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