France Transportation

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France Transportation

  • Metro

    Paris Transportation

    The metro (subway/underground) in Paris is one of the best in the world. The maps are easy to understand. The busses and RER trains are also frequent and handy as well. There are visitor passes by zones as well as a carnet of 10 tickets at a time. The transport website is very good, has interactive maps and information on prices and options as well...

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  • By Bus to Airport

    Nice Transportation

    Bus 23 goes from Fallon des Fleurs, Gare SNCF, Boulevard Gambetta and Rue Dante to the Airport terminal T 1, € 1,50. Bus 98 goes from Riquier, Avenue Felix Faure and Rue Alberti (station Bermond), stops also at the Promenade des Anglaise and Boulevard Gambetta to the Airport terminal T 1 and 2, € 6 including transfer with other Lignes d'Azur...

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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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  • 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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  • Tramway

    Bordeaux Transportation

    Like most French cities, Bordeaux had an efficient tramway system for over three-quarters of a century – from 1880, when the first horse-drawn trams were installed, to 1958, when the last of the 38 electric tram lines fell victim to automania. For the next 45 years Bordeaux was dominated by cars, hundreds of thousands of them, supplemented only by...

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  • Train

    Avignon Transportation

    The Avignon Centre train station, which was being remodeled during the time of my visit, is the central station just outside the ramparts of Avignon. If your hotel is right in the city center then you are in luck, its just a very short walk to the train station From this station you can catch trains to most local destinations in Provence. Most of...

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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

    Gare de Colmar or Colmar Railway Station is situated not far from historical center. It takes only fifteen minutes to get historical center by walking on your own feet. Building of Railway Station was built in 1905-1906. Although building is no big it has all necessary facilities. Passengers access trains and platforms via underground pedestrian...

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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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  • Parking De La Gare

    Arles Transportation

    there are paid parking and free parking in and around Arles and most of the free parking areas are outside the city center of which the largest is the Parking De La Gare, along Avenue Paulin Talabot and the Parking Lamartine, located below it at Rue de la Martine, near the entrance to the old town. both have more than 1,000 parking spaces for the...

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  • Ferries

    Saint-Malo Transportation

    The two main ferry companies which sail in and out of Saint-Malo are Condor and Brittany Ferries both of which use the Terminal Ferries de Naye, about a kilometre south of the walled city. NB that this shouldn't be confused with the Gare Maritime de la Bourse which mainly deals with cruise ships and the local Compagnie Corsaire. Condor...

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  • Bus to Monaco

    Éze Transportation

    Bus 112 goes (coming from Nice) only 6 times a day (7.30 9.30, 11.30 14.30, 16.30 and 19) in weekdays to Monaco (Roqueville), none in sundays and holidays, € 1. Bus 82 goes about every hour to Nice, 30 minutes.

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  • Bus to Nice

    Grasse Transportation

    The Bus 500 goes about every hour to Nice and takes about 1.5 hours. The Bus 600 and 610 go half hourly to Cannes and take about 50 minutes. The ticket is € 1,50 allowing a transfer and good for 2:30 hours.

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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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  • The Petit Train

    Canet-Plage Transportation

    The Petit Train goes along the sea front, calling at the old village, the beaches, the Colline des Loisirs and the main hotels and holiday parks. The train replaces the relais du Canet’on bus, which runs for the rest of the year. May to June and September: 9:30 am to 12:45 pm and 3:15 pm to 7:30 pm July and August: 9:30 am to 0:00 pm Adults:...

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  • Bus from Nice

    Vence Transportation

    The Bus 400 goes about every hour from Nice to Saint-Paul, and takes about 1 hour. The Bus 233 goes to Valbonne where you can change to bus 233 to Grasse or bus 630 to Cannes. The ticket is € 1,50 allowing a transfer and good for 2:30 hours.

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  • Parking Areas

    St-Paul-de-Vence Transportation

    there is only one designated tour bus parking area for big bus tours that come from other areas such as Nice or Cannes or Monaco, etc and the Tour bus parking is located along Route De Vence near a roundabout and from here, big tour groups then walk for 15 minutes to the entrance to Saint Paul De Vence. for those using cars and vans, there are...

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  • Walking

    Venasque Transportation

    is not bus only use own car or bicycle. Around the village, you will see the ruins of the ramparts which once surrounded the town. Several beautiful chapels can also be seen on the outskirts of Venasque and they make a good pretext for a scenic country walk.

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  • travel in car

    Mazan Transportation

    Advice for driving and riding in France If you are driving a vehicle or riding a motorcycle in France please take note of the latest regulations: For people that have less than three years of experience, the alcohol limit is 0.2 grams per litre. For experienced drivers and motorcyclists (over 3 years experience) the limit is 0.5 grams per...

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  • Bicycle

    Saint-Didier Transportation

    is the great place for bicycle, is green, quiet, beautifull route, is no so long distance. Located between Pernes les Fontaines and Venasque, Saint Didier is a pleasant little village set within the superb landscapes of the Vaucluse Hills. Beautiful walks are to be had across the surrounding countryside especially along the road of the shrines....

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  • Charles De Gaulle Airport

    Paris Transportation

    Traveling to West-Africa is most convenient going via Paris. Make sure you transit time is 2h or more as your suitecase will not make it in time. In general to airport is ok, but very large so be in time to catch your next flight! On the way back from Cameroon I bumbed into Samuel Eto'o the superstar player of the National Team of Cameroon....

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  • Nice to Cannes and Antibes

    Nice Transportation

    Cheaper but more slow than the train is the bus nr. 200, about 1 hour to Antibes and 1.5 hours to Cannes, between 2 and 4 buses per hour, starting at Avenue Felix Faure and Rue Alberti (station Bermond), stops also at the Promenade des Anglaise (Boulevard Gambetta), continues to Cagnes sur Mer, Antibes and Cannes Gare Routiere next to train...

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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

    The Main train station you will arrive at in Lyon is Lyon Part Dieu, located in the business district. This is one of the main rail hubs in Eastern France and will provide high speed connections (TGV) to just about anywhere in France. The station was clean and well organized, though quite busy. I would advise against coming last minute to stand in...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • River Boat Cruise

    Arles Transportation

    Arles is a major Stopover for the Rhone' River Cruises that is popular in this part of France and many Companies such as Avalon Waterways, Riviera Travel, Oenotoruisme, Taux and other river boat companies, offer multi day tours of the Rhone' River with several stops along the towns and Cities along the Banks such as here in Arles, Lyon, Avignon,...

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  • Condor Ferries

    Saint-Malo Transportation

    If departing from St Malo on an afternoon or evening Condor or Brittany ferry there's absolutely no need to queue up for checking in and boarding. Instead head straight for the friendly little bar at the terminal, have a few beers, and the barman will let you know when the last call for boarding is announced. Another useful little thing to...

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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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  • Tour Buses

    St-Paul-de-Vence Transportation

    this famous artist village of Saint Paul De Vence is popular all year round for tourists, hence there are many tour buses coming and going from other places in the French Riviera and even the Italian Riviera and Monaco to visit this place. the most number of tour buses comes from Nice as this major French Riviera City is just a 20 kilometer ride...

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  • Taxis

    Paris Transportation

    Following the USA press (and not seeing much on VT), I wasn’t sure we’d be able use UBER in Paris. However, we used the APP several times and were impressed with the price and quality of the service. In each case, we encountered immaculate cars (a couple Mercedes, an Infinity X-50, a Prius, a Citroen, a Peugeot, and – believe it or not – a Jaguar)...

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  • Bus to Eze

    Nice Transportation

    Bus 82 and 112 (continues to Monaco) go to Eze about every hour. They start at Nice Vauban (Gare Routiere Saint-Jean d'Angély), go by there by tram T1 to Vauban, walk about 200 meter past a parking lot and throu a railway underpass, the bus will be at the 2. peron after the underpass. They have also a stop at Place Garibaldi / Rue Catherine...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Walking

    St-Paul-de-Vence Transportation

    all tours in Saint Paul De Vence involve walking. it depends on the way you arrive there. if coming via car or van, you can park at several parking areas outside the walls of the old town and walk towards the walled town. if via tour bus, you will walk for 15 minutes from the common bus parking area. walking around the old town is fairly easy as...

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