Airport

Flying to France from the UK

France is very well served across all its regions with airports. From the main ones such as Paris, Nice and Bordeaux, to smaller airports such as Chambéry and Pau. Despite the economic slowdown, many low-cost airlines still have regular flights to France.

Strasbourg panorama

Travelling to Alsace-Lorraine

Getting to and from the region famous for bretzels and storks is simple enough with cheap flights and routes between Paris and major cities like Strasbourg being served by high speed TGV trains.

Train station in France

Travelling by train in France

Exploring France by train is a great way of seeing the country, particularly for those who aren’t confident driving on the ‘wrong side’ of the road. France offers an extensive network of rail services to all parts of the country.

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French vocabulary: at the train station

Helpful words to smooth your way between the la salle d’attente (waiting room) and la voiture buffet (buffet car) via le guichet (ticket office). Here’s hoping there’s no travaux (engineering works) and that you arrive à l’heure (on time).

Flying to and from Paris

France’s internal flights

The French love to holiday in their own country. So for the benefit of expats in France and those looking to break up their holidays with a stay in the north and the south, here’s our guide to domestic flights.

Airport Security

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Toulouse Blagnac International Airport

Toulouse Blagnac International Airport

Toulouse Blagnac International Airport is situated just North West of Toulouse city centre, Toulouse Blagnac Airport is a popular destination for people heading not only into Toulouse itself, but also for those travelling to Tarn & Aveyron.

Beach

Discover the very best of Normandy

The Normandy departments of La Manche and Calvados burst into life during the spring and summer months; they are a riot of colour, from the golden beaches, blue sea and lush green countryside to the gardens, paintings, parades, fireworks and festivals that are so much a part of the region. With hundreds of miles of coastline steeped in the history of D-Day and William the conqueror, as well as the world famous…

Megeve, Xmas tree

Travel to the Ski Resorts of France

“The Snow Train” Read on to find out about your options for the following modes of transport:

1. Plane – Guide to the airports
2. Train – The ski train and others
3. Automobile – Driving there via the channel tunnel and ferry, or hiring once in resort.

Wine

Drinking & Driving in France

The relaxed attitude to drinking and driving in France has surprised and sometimes delighted many foreign visitors. Tales such as the account in ‘A Year in Provence’, where policemen were helping drunk partygoers into their cars at the end of a village meal were not rare.

But things have swiftly changed, since the French government pledged to lower the terrifyingly high number of deaths on French roads…