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Would you see more france, or pop into ....

This will pretty much be my 1st trip traveling in Europe, (Japan for 10 days, Dublin for a fortnight). I have about 26 days, ticket in & out of Heathrow has been bought. But I’m only 79% sure about my trip. Here’s my trip backwards

Flying back to San Francisco
London 3/4 days
Paris 6 days (close friend, louvre, Day trips , and just PARIS )
Nancy 1 night
Reims 1 >Not sure, maybe these 2 can be 1…
Zurich 4 nights (close friends, Suggestions on a day trip around here)
Dijon 2 nights
South of France 3 nights (Toulon? Nice? Menton?

train pass? or fly?

hello everyone,
I need your opinion on whether to fly or take a train. I’m going to be traveling from Paris to Venice and then from Venice to Rome. Would you recommend purchasing a train pass? Or just fly in b/w. Or maybe fly to Venice and then take a train to Rome? Not sure what the best/cheapest method would be. We also are interested in taking a day trip to Versailles, which I’m guessing we can take a bus?

I appreciate all the advice I can get, thanks!

The ONE best trip in France

I strongly believe that for any country or for any region and for a given number of days – there is ONE optimal tourist route. Yes, there are some people who are really art fans, there are some who just want to lie on a beach, there are youngsters wanting to party all night and old people who can barely move. But there is such a thing as an average tourist. Most of us are. The average tourist wants to see a bit of everything, experience as much as he can, etc. And it is possible to create such a trip for him.

Experience France On Line (Video + Stills)

My film “Napoleon Slept Here” takes you all around France, beginning and ending in Paris, with Notre Dame Cathedral, the Pompidou Center, Eiffel Tower, Napoleon’s Tomb, Sainte-Chapelle’s stained glass & the City of Lights at night; plus Nimes with its Roman Arena and Temple, the walled city of Carcassonne, Lourdes, the Palace of Chenonceau, a peek at the Bayeux Tapestry, and much more.

This is a free, non-commercial, streaming video on the Windows Media Player. No ads and no strings attached. I sell absolutely nothing.

The College Eurotrip I never took... until now
Travelogue Entry in Cannes, France

Best place in France

hey! im going over in aug and will have my 19th birthday in France, but im not sure where/which city, etc i should spend it. i was thinking champagne, france for shits and gigs, but wanted more help. PLEASE HELP! thanks bebs.SmileSmile

Spain or South of France?

I am going to be vacationing in Biarritz this summer (end of July) for abour 4-5 days. After that I would like to go somewhere else for around 4-5 days. Originally I was looking into Bareclona and Madrid but someone told me the south of France is beautiful/interesting as well. I am definitely traveling on a small budget. This would be my first time in all of these places so I dont really know where I should go.

Any suggestions?

Good Deals from San Francisco to London (Europe)

I am graduating from a 4 year university and some of my friends and myself wanted to take a Eurotrip from late March (26th) to mid April (11-15th). I wanted to see if someone can help us with some information. We want to land in London and leave from Athens or Rome.

How much on average the ticket price is during that time?

What are the best website to look for deals?

Are the fare going to get cheaper?

What is the best and cheapest way of transportation within European countries ie. England, France, Italy, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, and Athens.

Is Hostel Right for Me???

Hey All,
I’m planning an off season trip to Europe next month and am wondering if a hostel would be good for me. I’m 40 years old, young at heart and ready to have a great time in Amsterdam but wondering am I too old for staying in hostels?

I’d stay in hotels but hostels are better for my budget. Also not sure but am I getting this right that private rooms can be had for only $10-15 per night? How do they do this?

cheap RT flights FROM Europe to USA?

My brother lives in Toulouse, and is trying to come this summer with his wife and 3 kids to visit, and attend a one-and-only family reunion. The prices are around $1500-1600 per person. We were going to help him with the cost, but we’re all in sticker shock. Does anyone have ideas for the cheapest way to do this FROM France, with a 6 and 9 year old (thus, no 24 hr. 5-stop flights)? Dates are flexible, but around July 24 to Aug 17. Thanks for any info you can provide!