how to get in and out Perpignan
city center is pedestrian, so upon arriving park on the outskirts and come in. YOu can come on the A9 or the N9 roads.Parking orange, verte and jaune or orange, green and yellow at these times with metered parking from Mondays to Fridays 9h-12h and 14h-18h30, Saturdays 9h-12h. You have the following parking garages: Parking Square et Dalle Arago ,Parking Catalogne ,Central Garage Parking ,Parking Clémenceau ,parking relais du Mas Balande ,Parking République, Parking Saint Martin, parking relais du Parc Expo ,and Parking Wilson. parking catalogne, clemenceau and wilson are all good spots. info on parkings here
From Narbonne on the A9 :exit/ sortie 41 Perpignan Nord,then direction " Centre ville ".
From Barcelona, Spain autoroute AP7, direction France.Once over border continue on A9 :exit/ sortie 42 Perpignan-Sud, then direction " Perpignan Centre ville ".
arriving by the national or départementales routes:
From Canet en Roussillon :take route D117 direction " Perpignan Centre ville "
From Le Perthus :take direction D900 direction " Le Boulou " then direction " Perpignan Centre Ville "
From Argeles-sur-Mer : take route D914 direction " Perpignan-Centre Ville "
From Andorra :take direction RN116 direction " Perpignan-Gare-Centre Ville"
to know the road conditions in the Pyrénées-Orientales contact tel. + 33 (0)4 68 38 12 05.
the bus company is at Avenue Général Leclerc and its open from 7h to 19h Mondays thru Saturdays contact
tel +33 04.68.35.29.02
fax +33 04.68.51.44.70
it ,also, serves about 36 small towns around it, the site is here with all the buses
The train station is at 1, avenue général de Gaulle, and it takes routes prinicipally to Paris, Lille ,and Bruxelles by TGV. Paris, Metz and Strasbourg by Corail trains Lunéa . To Narbonne, Montpellier, Nîmes, Avignon, Villefranche, Cerbère and Port-Bou by TER trains.
On the other side of the station there you can go to Villefranche de Conflent,where the train or "petit train jaune" takes you to the valleys of the Cerdagne.
photo from 2008 when gare in renovation
There is an airport, with a navette bus to the city center at Avenue Maurice Bellonte, contact
Tel +33 04.68.52.60.70
Fax +33 04.68.52.31.03
The bus numéro 7 serves the airport to city center. stop/arrêt centre ville (to go to airport) : "Vauban" (Boulevard Clémenceau) . stop/Arrêt aéroport (to come to city center) : "aéroport".
Buses for department and regional the station is at Boulevard Saint Assiscle, contact
Tél +33 04 68 35 29 02
Fax +33 04 68 51 44 70
the bus at One Euro!
Taxis stands are at
ABAC taxi catalan
5, rue Louis Blériot
tel mob 06.09.36.96.86
23, rue Joseph Jaume
tel mob 06.09.32.89.88
Accueil Perpignan taxi
52, rue Maréchal Foch
Bonjean Taxi Perpignan
8 rue Saguardia
tel mob 06.09.35.97.70
Catalunya taxi Perpignan
13, rue Bisbal
tel mob 06.09.35.80.83
Station castillet (castle)
Place du Castillet
Station gare, (train station)
1, avenue Général de Gaulle
Taxi Maso François
17, rue Vauban
Taxi Maso Jean-Marie
24, rue Henri Desgrange
tel mob 06.68.56.81.00
vélo or bikes in town at
pdf file with map to locate bike stations in town
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How to get in and out Carcassonne
you have several ways in France.
YOu can still find coins meters in some towns, and some take credit cards, with pin and chip will work otherwise need to find a coin machine, usually at the end of the parking. Some allow you to enter taking a magnetic tape card and you pay on the way out before getting to your card.
In inner cities we have parking zones and some only for residents, its typical call a blue parking card but it comes in different colors and shapes. You can get one from a tabac sundries stores ,a supermarket, the mayor's office if resident, etc. These are free and allowed you to park for free on a zone timing basis. Some for as little of 30 minutes free and other zone for as much as 4 hrs for free.
For you the best way is to find a parking garage in Carcassonne, they will have an attendant who will swipe your foreign card at the office accueil before getting to your car. there you have by Avenue Maréchal Joffre near gare EFFIA parking very good. Blvd Barbés near Cathedral St Michel, or my favorite parking des jacobins at Rue Grignan on the other side of blvd Barbés and still close but away enough to avoid congestions.
This has the transport in carcassonne right at the bottom you have info on 3 parking including the one i recommend des jacobins
http://www.carcassonne.org/carcassonne2.nsf/vueTitre/docVisiterTransport1?opendocument&FR&Visiter&Informations pratiques&2&Informations pratiques
other ways to get here in brief
by car from Narbonne or Toulouse, N 113 and A 61 exit sortie 23 or Carcassonne Est at no 24
RD6113 ( Toulouse – Narbonne)
D118 ( Limoux – Mazamet)
D119 ( Pamiers)
best route planner here is viamichelin
by train SNCF Carcassonne
by boat Canal du Midi
by airplane Aéroport de Carcasonne Salvaza
Navette bus from airport to city train station SNCF,Place Davilla, Halte centrale au Dôme , and Cité Médiévale. every 20 minutes and cost 5 euros now
or a great connection at Toulouse-Blagnac
for vélos bikes in town Generation VTT at Port du Canal du Midi
Téléphone : +33 6 09 59 30 85
Car rentals offices available are Europcar, Hertz, Avis, National Citer, and Ada as well as this local one LOV at 58 avenue Franklin Roosevelt. Téléphone : +33 4 68 11 74 10; Fax : +33 4 68 11 74 11
bus urban transport lines at 30, rue Georges Brassens tél. : 04 68 47 82 22 - Fax : 04 68 26 93 80
11 bus lines in town and surrounding towns with opening counters from Mondays to Saturdays 8h-12h and 13h30-18h30.
also ,Cars Teissiers
Le Pont Rouge - route Minervoise
Tél : +33 (0)126.96.36.199.45 - Fax : +33(0)188.8.131.52.22
and cars Keolis Aude
2 bd Paul Sabatier ; Tél : +33 (0)184.108.40.206.83 - Fax : +33 (0)220.127.116.11.93
Navette petit train or small bus linking the Cité Médiévale to the Bastide Saint Louis.
going : Chénier - Davilla - Dôme-Cité Médiévale
return: Cité Médiévale - St Gimer - Gambetta - Chénier
Tickets for 2€ per one way or 3€ round trip
taxi service 7/7 24 hrs at Tél : 04 68 71 50 50
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How to get in and out Aigues Mortes
Well I have come here by car, but will have all they have on transports in the city and the train station
You can come from Nîmes on the autoroute A 9, exit/sortie Gallargues,take direction Aimargues, St Laurent d'Aigouze - Aigues-Mortes by the road Départementale 979.
or as I did, by the road coming from Montpellier autoroute A9, exit/ sortie Fréjorgues,then the beaches or plages, Aigues-Mortes and on the road D62 - St Laurent d'Aigouze.
You can do the canals such as canal du Midi, canal du Rhône at Sète :marina or Port de plaisance d'Aigues-Mortes. By the sea Port du Grau du Roi / Port - Camargue - chenal maritime d'Aigues-Mortes to sea : Port de plaisance d'Aigues-Mortes, the port email : email@example.com
and tel mobile +33 06 30 46 97 20
by train ,at route de Nîmes is the station
By bus stop/Arrêt : avenue Frédéric Mistral
at Nîmes -transports EDGARD TRANSPORTS - Tél. 0810 33 42 73 .
C32 bus line Nimes-Aigues Mortes, le Grau du Roi
at Montpellier - HERAULT TRANSPORTS - Tél. 04 34 88 89 99
line 106 106 Montpellier - La Grande Motte - Aigues-Mortes in summers
Nîmes-Alès-Camargue Cévennes 30800 St Gilles -04 66 70 49 49
Montpellier-Méditerranée 34137 Mauguio - 04 67 20 85 00
AIGUES-MORTES TAXI - F. ARNEL
Clos des Alouettes - 30220 Aigues-Mortes - 06 11 56 20 12
SAINT LOUIS TAXI - P. Louvrier
Aigues-Mortes - 06 20 96 44 16
TAXI CROIX DE CAMARGUE
L. Callejon - 06 20 87 87 27
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How to get in and out ,Montpellier
Montpellier is a very avant garde city with modern public transportation and nice roads. Here is my take on it.
Montpellier is link by autoroutes A9 and A75, and four exits No 29, 30, 31 and 32. the exit or sortie Nord (n°28) gets you to the Serre Amazonienne, Zoo de Lunaret, hospitals and faculties in Universities (sortie Vendargues). The exit Est (n°29) :takes you to the historic center, Office de Tourisme, Corum, Millénaire, Zénith Sud, Odysseum, and Parc des Expositions de Montpellier. The exit Sud (n°30) :takes you to the train station or Gare Montpellier Saint-Roch, and district of Près d'Arènes, and the exit Ouest (n°31) takes you to the stadiums or Stade Yves du Manoir, and stade de la Mosson
On the road you get road condition information here to see before the trip.
Some Streets are now done both ways, such as quai du Verdanson between the Streets rue Henri Serre and place du 11 Novembre, and coming back by rue Henri Serre ; bear in mind many in the city center is pedestrian only such as district Ecusson, and the areas of Antigone and Saunerie that you can see on any map of the city.
Vinci park provides several underground garages that I used when in town such as Foch Préfecture,Beaux Arts, Europa, and Triangle . there are many others. The city tells you at the bottom at the page in a Google format to find them all
you have parking relays to the tramway system as such
Tramway line 1 at stations :
Mosson * (for info: 04 67 91 42 74, mondays to Saturdays 7h- 20h),
Euromédecine * (for info 04 67 10 36 84 , mondays to saturdays 7h- 20h),
Occitanie * (for info 04 67 10 36 86,mondays to saturdays 7h -20h),
Circé * at Odysseum .
Tramway line 2 at stations :
Saint-Jean le Sec * ( for info 04 67 10 32 32, mondays to Saturdays 7h-20h),
Sabines * (for info 04 67 10 32 40,mondays to Saturdays 7h -20h),
Notre-Dame de Sablassou * (for info 04 67 10 32 43, mondays to saturdays 7h-20h),
Charles de Gaulle.
Tramway line 3 at stations :
Mosson* (for info 04 67 91 42 74, mondays to Saturdays 7h- 20h)
Parc Expo (free access)
Tramway line 4 at stations :
Garcia Lorca * (for info 04 67 91 42 75, park closes from 20h to 7h morning,Sundays and Holidays.
The train station is undergoing enlargement and improvements but still open normally. The station is right in the city center and only 200 meters from Place de la Comédie. The Gare Montpellier Saint-Roch is interconnected with four lines of tramways and the bus lines No 6,7,8,11,12, 16. SNCF site in English with info on train station here
Vélomagg is the bike rental network in town. 1000 bikes from half an hour and up, handle by the city public transport system TAM.
Taxis are Montpellier Taxis Bleu du Midi : tel +33 (0)4 67 10 00 00 or +33 (0)4 67 03 2000
Taxi Tram :tel +33 (0)4 67 58 10 10, and the taxi stand at the airport tel +33 (0)4 67 20 65 29
You have 36 lines of bus and 4 lines of tramways in the city Under TAM. These lines have 41 out of 84 tramway stops directly link to the bus. Some are link to the intercity buses and two to the train station. Nightimes each Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from midnight to 5am (05H) you have the night bus network AMIGO. You can find your itinerary here
From the agglo metropole of Montpellier , transport in common in French
you have a transport in common agency here 27, rue Maguelone (station de tramway : Gare Saint-Roch) 6, rue Jules Ferry, Téléphone: 04 67 22 87 87 You, also, have many points of sale in town,with 100 merchants andn 170 automated machines.
intercity bus transport is done by
Contact +33 (0) 892 899 091
Address : 8 rue de Verdun,
Contact + 33 (0)4 67 58 95 00
Address : Avenue du Colonel Pavelet,
inter department buses Hérault is here
you have SNCF bus direct no 12 between Montpellier and Millau viaduc.
The airport is 8 kms outside of Montpellier and is linked by navette service on line 120 (Centre ville - Aéroport). You depart from place de l'Europe in the district of Antigone and you can get there on tramway line 1 or 2 stop /arrêt Place de l'Europe. the trip is about 15 minutes and the cost now is 1,60€ but good to check the site. There are four parking garages at the airport. webpage
Tourist office in English
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General public transport in Languedoc-Roussillon
I do the car here when visiting after perhaps a long train ride. There is a myriad of opportunities for the visitor I try to name here,list on the most but not exclusive.
First for trains in the region use the TER site for more choices,and only on the tGV segments you need reservation.
in the pyrenées orientales you have the bus system in the regional council site
Tango bus for Nimes
NTECC for Arles
frogbus to perpignan and even goes to Barcelona
the network in Herault dept 34
transports in the Gard dept 30
the bus SARFA from Figueres Spain to France
Thau Agglo for Sété and Marseillan etc
lines in Perpignan, CTPM
perpicat shuttle service from Perpignan to Barcelona, and Girona airports
and of course Montpellier
Citibus for Narbonne
the gare Narbonne is here
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petit train de Montpellier
a picturesque quick instructive way to see a city for coming back for the most you like is the petit train or little train found in many cities of France. Here in Montpellier is so nice, coming out of the place de la comédie that is recommended with kids especially.
more info here from the tourist office
more in contact from the petit train site;enjoy the ride.Related to:
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wonderful rides on the Canal du Midi
take a wonderful boat ride to Montpellier on the canal du midi , a jewel of French canal construction.
here are the rides
I must admit true to my tips, I have not ridden on this part but on Toulouse,and it is a recommended tour whenever in the area.
Also check out the canal du Rhône à séte by the canalous
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Bus Schedules- Aude
The easiest way to find bus schedules is to go to the website of the Conseil Generale of whatever department you are researching. Bus schedules and lines are coordinated (and contracted) by the local government.
For Aude department, the bus schedules are not easy to find.
The link below is probably the easiest, giving you the ability to look through the lines and to search by town name. Sadly there are no route maps on Aude's website.Related to:
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If you are coming in by air the easiest place to start would probably be Toulouse, the largest airport in the region with the biggest number of international connections.
There are airports in Carcassonne, Montpelier, Nimes, Beziers, Perpignan though they are much smaller. It is these that are best served by the discount flights from the UK and Ireland.Related to:
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drive Paris to Trausse
my little local twist to it.
driving is great, best way to travel and see things. About 619 kms from Paris by road and on the area of near Toulouse where wife's family comes from; we of course, visit often during the year.
Coming from Toulouse you are in my area, take road D813 from the Toulouse rocade or beltway, this is the route d'Aquitaine, see more than autoroutes.Past wonderful Castanet-Toulousan, castelnaudary,go around beltway at Carcassone (or go into town,fortified) , rocade nord take the D620 into Caunes Minervois, and there take right into road D115 into Trausse. Lovely country all the way.
there are other versions if you like, taking the N126 once you reach the rocade in toulouse, go north towards D680 and hook with the N126 direction Puylaurens,you past just south of Castres, lovely town to visit too, great Museum of Goya's paintings;and great rugby town too! here you bear right on the D612 towards Mazamet,at Sauveterre take the D88 towards, Lespinassiere,Citou, and the aforemention Caunes Minervois,taking the D115 to Trausse.
GReat driving i assure you. Happy Motoring !!!Related to:
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Carcassonne and Perpignan to Arles sur Tech
You will need to make your way by train from Carcassonne to Perpignan then by bus from there to Arles sur Tech.
You can find the train times here
and the bus times here
Note - summer timetables generally come into force early July - these are both the current winter timetables.
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Buses between Montpellier and Nimes
The 101 bus runs from Montpellier to Nimes but only twice a day Mondays to Saturdays and none on Sundays.
is the timetable.
The starting point is one of the tram stations on the outskirts of Montpellier.Related to:
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little yellow train
Throughout the year the little yellow train climbs up the Têt valley from Villefranche to Latour-de-Carol.
Built at the beginning of the twentieth century to relieve the isolation of the high catalan plateaus, this 63km-long railway line is the highest in France. Its station of Bolquère is located at an altitude of 1,592 metres (over 5,200 feet). Electrical power is supplied to the trains by a third rail. The train travels at an average speed of 30km per hour (about 19 mph). You can ride in one of the wooden carriages or in one of its open-air carriages. There are over 650 extraordinary constructions along the line, including the remarkable Séjourné viaduct (65 metres above ground level) and the spectacular Gisclard railway bridge, which is suspended 80 metres above the river Têt.
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