France Transportation

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France Transportation

  • Metro

    Paris Transportation

    Update: May 2015 If you don't have a Metro map current as of February or March 2013, you need to get a new map. Many of the maps in guidebooks are now incorrect because four of the Metro lines have been extended. After you read the following directions, you will know you need the name of the last station on the line to find the train. The last...

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  • Train to Lille

    Lille Transportation

    I just had a glimp of the Lille Eurostar station on my way to London; the stop is called LILLE EUROPE. Well, in Belgium half of the population still refers to Rijsel in stead of Lille. On my way back I noticed many UK wine shoppers just were going to Lille for a quick Eurostar daytrip. Real time Public Transportation info on the Lille map.

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  • Metro, Funicular, Bus & Tram

    Lyon Transportation

    Hi everyone, I would just like to inform you about this company, Rhonexpress. First of all it is a scandal how the concession has been given for 30 YEARS to such companies as Vinci or Veolia, known for not caring much for the clients but for profits and dividends mostly. Of course they have assured a monopolistic position, ending with the more...

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  • From/To Nice Airport

    Cannes Transportation

    Hello to all the travelers, It is the 2nd time when I come in France, this year with friends (4 of us) who don’t know Europe and we chose to make a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea of 12 days with the ship " Serenade of the *seas ". In the cruise ship an international clientele and many came from the United States. Royal Caribean it is Great...

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  • Train

    Avignon Transportation

    The newest “Bridge of Avignon” is actually a pair of railway viaducts spanning the Rhône River and Valley as part of the high-speed “LGV Méditerranée” (‘Mediterranean line of great speed’) that was opened in 2001. Most of the trains on this line go to Paris, Lyon, Lille or Geneva, but there is also one train a day in each direction between...

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  • Metro & Bus

    Toulouse Transportation

    As a cyclist I had no occasion to use the Tram or the Métro, but I am happy to say that Toulouse has both. The trams in my first three photos are from the line T1, which is eleven kilometers long and serves 18 stations. A second line, the T2, is scheduled to open in 2015. Further tramway projects, which were in various stages of planning, have...

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  • TRAINS

    Rouen Transportation

    Rouen or to give it its full title Rouen-Rive Droite is at Rue Tissot at the end of Rue Joan Arc. The building is worth a look at, was built in 1928 in Art Deco style has a distinctive clock tower. Trains go to Paris St Lazare ,Caen , Deippe , Le Havre , and Amiens. My train was from Amiens at 1027 arriving Rouen 1143. Leaving at 10-02 for Lisieux...

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  • Getting There

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Transportation

    The easiest (or at least the most fun) way of getting to Chamonix is by train. Regular trains run from St Gervais-les-Bains to Martigny, Switzerland via Chamonix (Note: Many trains terminate on the French-Swiss border at Châtelard-Frontière, but it's an easy walk across the platform for the continuing train). From Paris, you can take a TGV to...

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  • By Train

    Colmar Transportation

    Colmar is easily visited on a day trip from either Strasbourg or Basel by train, being only about 30-40 minutes from both cities. The station is a short walk from the town. Travelling on a weekend or public holiday is a great option if you are in a group, as you can pick up a ticket for 2-5 people all for the same price. Check at the ticket office...

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  • Road trip

    Yvoire Transportation

    To get to Yvoire from Geneva, we enjoyed a leisurely ride along a country road (D25) that passed through some lovely little villages to get to Yvoire, it was barely imperceptible that you were passing from Switzerland to France as there was no border guard, at least not that day. Remember to take your passport though if you are coming from...

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  • Charles De Gaulle Airport

    Paris Transportation

    Well those that have come to Paris France for older years can remember this was it, and CDG has grown over the years, this is Terminal 1 and finally some photos to talk about the one terminal I use now least but still do. cdgfacile or easycdg webpage and the official ADP site and map of Terminal 1...

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  • Metro

    Lille Transportation

    We've taken the metro into Lille on three of our four visits, we stayed in nearby Roubaix and took the Metro to the center of Lille, the second time we drove to Roubaix, parked and took the Metro, the 3rd time we stayed close to the St. Philibert metro station and drove from our hotel and parked. It's very quick, service is frequent and a round...

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  • Trains & TGV

    Lyon Transportation

    Travelling by train around France is the best way to move around , better than the buses. They close at about midnight and open again at 5 AM. I had to sleep on the floor near the gate long time ago. When they opened at 5 I run to order a hot coffee and a croissant.

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  • Train

    Cannes Transportation

    Like many train stations in France, this place looks dirty (I'm sure it is)...but you will only have to be here, if you have a train to catch (DUH!). It's the fastest way to get to Nice and other cities. If you're taking a local train, there is no need to buy in advance. Instead of queueing and buying your ticket at the counter, use those ticket...

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  • Various Methods of Transport

    Avignon Transportation

    As you might know, bicycles are very popular in France. Like many other cities, Avignon has a way of renting bicycles for your usage at a very reasonable cost from various stations around the city. I can't say I saw many tourists using this service, Avignon is small enough that its easy to walk. Still a good option for those interested. This is a...

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  • Train

    Toulouse Transportation

    I travelled to Toulouse from Paris on a TGV train (TGV = Train of Great Speed), leaving the station Paris-Montparnasse at 12:28 and arriving Toulouse-Matabiau five and a half hours later, at 17:57. There was one brief stop in Bordeaux along the way. When I left Toulouse a few days later it was on a TGV train to Bordeaux, but this time I travelled...

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  • LOCAL

    Rouen Transportation

    Cy'clic Cy' click is a simple, rapid bike rental system that meets all your cravings. Subscriptions are varied you can choose between 1 day, 7 days, six months or a year. The first half hour is always free of charge regardless of your subscription. There are 20 stations in downtown. One has the entrance of the hostel. The price was in...

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  • Getting Around in the Chamonix Valley

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Transportation

    See my other tip for getting 'to' Chamonix from the Geneva airport. Once in town be sure to get a 'Carte d'Hôte' from the tourist office or from your hotel or host, which gives you the right to free public transport in the whole valley. There is a small 'Mulet' mini bus that travels around Chamonix town center. This is good if you leave your car...

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  • Cruise

    Yvoire Transportation

    This is a must do. When you're in Evian or Thonon-les-Bains, make a day-trip to Yvoire. A return ticket costs you 25 € but it's really worth it on a sunny day. The boat takes you slowly along the lakeside . Beautiful scenery is waiting for you. And then you arrive in the colourful Yvoire...

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  • Taxis

    Paris Transportation

    many ways to come into Paris, taxi,shuttle, RER trains, buses, and rental car. The exact train fare is at RATP.FR site . At that time late at night it is best as suggested to take a taxi. overall the best is the taxi, about 50-60 euros for two ,small luggage, extra luggage you paid a bit more about One euro per luggage.at night you add on a tab....

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  • Tours

    Lille Transportation

    Lille has a good transport network with metro stations dotted around the city. If you don't have much time but would like to see most of the sights and learn some of the history of the city, take one of the tourist office tours. They leave hourly and are in English, French, German or Dutch. The tours take 50 minutes and you listen on a microphone...

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  • Airport & Flying

    Lyon Transportation

    No problem flying into Lyon. Leaving by international flight is more problematic if you use T1. The security section (X-rays) is grossly inadequate with queues routinely meaning 20 or 30 minutes wait. The employee on duty that day confirmed to me that is was not a one-off and that queues are almost always very long. Plan to get there early if...

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  • Car & Taxi

    Cannes Transportation

    From the airport of Nice to our hotel in Cannes (near the Plage du Midi) we took a normal taxi at the airport. It did cost us with all the usual supplements (ref. my tip from/to Nice airport) 85 €. For the return to the airport of Nice we depended from the taxis of Cannes who are even more expensive. Our hotel arranged the trip with "Azur...

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  • Car / Motor Home

    Avignon Transportation

    Follow signs to free parking at Les Angles across the river from Avignon. The latest signs seem to be "Parking Île de Piot." It's easy to get to and there is a free shuttle bus that will take you right to Old Town . . . or a bus stop to travel around town. Great bus service in Avignon! The photo has nothing to do with parking; I like gelato. Do...

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  • Flights & Airport from/to Toulouse

    Toulouse Transportation

    The airport is at Blagnac, a bit northwest of the city. It's where Airbus, Aerospatiale etc have their main facilities. My arrival (on BA from London - so international) was perfect. On time. We were disembarked quickly and passport control was fast. Bags took about 10 minutes, so fine too. Buses and taxis right outside to get you into the...

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  • FERRY-BOATS-SHIPS

    Rouen Transportation

    In Rouen, the Seine river is wide 2 to 3 km and deep enough to allow even large ocean ships to reach Rouen harbor. This is why Rouen is living along the river and the Seine has and had always, a main importance for the city. Man had to help nature and began in the middle of the 19th century. For more details, look at : Rouen et la Seine

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  • Touristic Trains/Cable Cars Etc

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Transportation

    The slopes in Chamonix now offer 4 hour passes, which are good starting at any time (ie no more 'half day' passes where you must wait until noon to start using them). The clock counts down from the time you first go through a turnstyle, and from then you have 4 hours of skiing. If you are a beginner or intermediate who is still wobbly on red runs,...

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  • Tickets & Passes

    Paris Transportation

    Newest update: Prices went up again January 1, 2015; this reflects the higher prices. When you want to get from one place to another quickly, the Metro can't be beat. We don't use any of the passes. We buy a carnet of 10 Metro tickets. (Ask for a "carnay") This is a package of 10 individual Metro tickets. It costs 14.10 euros and you can share...

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  • Road Access

    Lyon Transportation

    By Plane : There is a multimodal hub which lies around 25 km from Lyon. The airport is called the Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and utilises around 40 airlines flyign to nearly 80 destinations including around 40 which fly to international destinations. Buses leave every 20 minutes and will take around 30 to 45 minutes into the city. Taxis cost...

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  • Buses

    Cannes Transportation

    Bus 600 and 610 go half hourly to Grasse, takes about 50 minutes, starts at the Gare Routiere on the eastside of the train station. Bus 200 via Antibes to Nice, 2 to 4 per hour, 1.5 hours (much longer in heavy trafic), starts west of the trainstation next to Monoprix department store.

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  • Les Trains Touristiques

    Avignon Transportation

    There is a tourist train that goes around Avignon. There are two actually one goes to the park by the Popes Palace, it is an uphill climb that may be difficult for persons with reduced mobility. That ride costs 1 euro. The other train goes around Avignon by the tourist sights and has commentary. That one costs 7 euro. Both take off from the plaza...

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  • Taxis & Cars

    Toulouse Transportation

    you can do so at any parking garage and pay by the month, the one at Allée Jean Jaures is very nice I always use it when in town which is often on business.You get your card and open 24/24. another one nice near bus terminal is at Place Jeanne d'Arc, both will run about 96 euros per month covered parking. if you want something private like a...

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  • Cycling

    Paris Transportation

    Paris is a big city and as such big traffic,nothing impossible do it all thetime but for those in eco mode, there is the bike, nice lanes and easy service available for a ride in the city. You have more than 1500 places with covererd parking for free in more than 100 station RER and stations métro/tramway. 340 places of secure parking at the 'îlot...

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  • Nothing to do with Avignon

    Avignon Transportation

    By electrical train. This train rides on the roads in the centre of Arles. It will take you to the City Hall, The House of Vincent Van Gogh, The Café Vincent Van Gogh, the Arena and the Amfitheatre. At some of these monuments are stops where you can get out. After an hour there is a new train. You can buy tickets at the main square near the big...

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  • Buses

    Paris Transportation

    well of course walking is great but if need to have an alternative the bus should be it. Granted they have less information than the metro/RER trains but heck you are here to see Paris so stay above ground ok this help you find the itineraries in the Paris region http://www.ratp.fr/itineraires/en/ratp/recherche-avancee and this is the new site...

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  • Roissybus

    Paris Transportation

    The best and cheapest way to move from CDG to Paris is Roissybus. I used it in my last visits to Paris, and booking a hotel in Opera area, it worked perfectly fine, with a short walk from and to Scribe avenue, the departure place.

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  • RER

    Paris Transportation

    This is a popular way of moving about in Paris, on top of buses, tramways, metro, bikes, car, regular trains, TGV, we have the RER. There was an idea of providing Paris with these types of trains since 1936. The first lines were Paris to Saint-Germain-en-Laye on the west and Paris to Vincennes in the east. This developed ,and by 1977, the two...

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  • Boat Trips - River Cruises

    Paris Transportation

    With a population of 2 million people spread over 1,100 square kilometers, Paris is an enormous city. Even for a veteran traveler, the first look at the Paris subway map is almost enough to bring you to your knees. The major sites are deceivingly far apart, and how could you ever figure out what attractions are located where? After a half day of...

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  • Driving

    Paris Transportation

    The best way to travel I always said is the car. However, when it comes to driving in Paris most if not all yawn at the thought. I have been driving in Paris since 2003, and love it. I went out once and need to get back to home at the time Versailles earlier because the public transport was close, and a fellow expat here told me why not drive...

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  • Eurostar

    Paris Transportation

    If you are planning on taking the Eurostar to London, there are tickets in different price brackets for each train, once the lower fare tickets are sold, a higher rate kicks in. In February 2013, the lowest current fare, without regard for any special promotions, is £69 round trip and you can book the tickets 120 days before travel on the UK site...

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  • Hop On Buses

    Paris Transportation

    Another popular way of moving about Paris is to take a hop on hop off tourist bus. Firms about and the most popular is l'Open Tours,then you have the le Cars Rouges(big bus now), and others. However, the one I see full everytime I look up is the l'Open Tours. They have 50 stops in Paris, with four circuits, on only one ticket. The Paris Grand tour...

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  • Air France Bus

    Paris Transportation

    If you land at CDG or Orly, you have many options for getting into Paris. One of the options is the Air France Bus and often people think you must fly on Air France to use the bus service. This is not so. You may fly any airline you like. The Air France Bus is a completely separate division of Air France and it serves both airports. It is less...

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  • Gare du Nord

    Paris Transportation

    easy trip, allow time for check in, and can carry the luggage with you on the train. you have it well marked, Ihave done it several times and not a really train person, find it easy. It is normally call Paris Nord on train schedules. you check in at voie 2 (platform 2) on quais 3,4,5,and 6 for the Eurostar. come in at place Napoleon III entrance...

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  • Batobus Hop-On Boat

    Paris Transportation

    This one I am putting in transportation but it could be a thing to do, as the rides over the Seine and the sights you see are wonderfully paris,and you can hop on and off at all stations one pass 8 stations along the Seine river, Tour eiffel, musée d'Orsay, Saint-Germain-en-laye, Notre Dame, Jardin des plantes, hôtel de ville, Louvre,and...

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  • RER B - CDG

    Paris Transportation

    We always stay in the Latin Quarter and try to be within walking distance of St Michel metro and RER stop . We recently stayed in another area and found we could use our RER ticket to travel onwards on teh metro to our final station. I am sure last time we did this, I mistakenly bought a separate metro ticket after getting-off the RER train! Going...

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