There’s always a new way to rediscover the country that we love. Florence Derrick lines up ten great ideas that enable you to experience France from a fresh perspective
Your travel options in France
Stepping off the beaten track is becoming more and more popular with visitors to European cities. To paraphrase Chesterton, there is a difference between travellers and tourists. “The traveller sees everything that he sees. The tourist sees only what he…
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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Image not found.There are several companies offering both private and business charter flights. There is also a variety of aviation clubs and societies in operation…
Image not found.There is one security gate at Limoges airport through which all passengers must pass to reach the boarding gate area…
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.
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…
“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.
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…