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  1. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    I realise this is UTTERLY ridiculous but apart from a few days in Monaco, when I was there for a work conference about 12 years ago and I only had about two hours free to go for a walk in Monte Carlo, and flying into Nice airport to get there, I have NEVER been to France. :french:

    I've decided that I will rectify this by spending two weeks in late Aug/early Sep in France and I would like some tips of places to go and things to do. I obviously want to include Paris in this, but I'd welcome some suggestions for where to stay there, and also for the rest of the country.

    Merci beaucoup! :french:
     
  2. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I love France. But I always go to little tiny places generally, mostly down South. I'm not sure it's what you're looking for...
     
  3. Indie

    Indie Skeptopotamus

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    I'd suggest skipping past and going to Spain :)
     
  4. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    oh wow fuck you
     
  5. Indie

    Indie Skeptopotamus

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    At least I can go to France :P

    On a serious note, France is fine, but just not my cup of tea. Villages in the south do sound interesting though.
     
  6. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    I love the south coast around Nice - anywhere along the stretch from Saint Tropez to Menton on the Italian border is gorgeous.
     
  7. ButterTart

    ButterTart Welcome to die

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    Barring a run in with an unholy BITCH at a French service station, my experiences have been uniformly positive. Paris is lovely, and the people are nowhere near how people would have them be. I found that as long as I attempted to speak to them in French, they were happy to finish the conversation in English.

    Also, I've always wanted to visit Lyon after going through it on a coach a couple of times, but I've had French people tell me it's quite rough. Has anyone been who can confirm/deny this?
     
  8. Sharla

    Sharla The Resistance

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    I always wanted to visit La Rochelle after falling in love with the name thanks to Tricolore. And Cherbough to see the parapluies, but my Belgian friend says its more of a dump than Port Talbot.
     
  9. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    Agreed.

    Although I wouldn't mind visiting the south. It can't be worse than Paris.
     
  10. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    Seriously, I don't like the south, specially not the Côte d'Azur :zombie:
     
  11. big ron

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    OLD THREAD BUMP.

    I've found myself with a night spare in LYON on Wednesday. Any suggestions on what to do for an evening? Nice castles, restaurants, piss dungeons?
     
  12. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    If you're there for one night then I suggest you walk around the old city centre (Le vieux Lyon) and La Croix Rousse neighbourhood. Definitely try eating at a bouchon (restaurants serving typical Lyon cuisine). I recommend Notre Maison (2 Rue de Gadagne), excellent place. There are a lot of bars and cafes along the Rhone and Saône docks and at La Croix Rousse.
     
  13. big ron

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    Lovely, ta. I'm right in the 2nd arrondissement so looks like it'll be easy to go for a little potter around.
     
  14. Suedey

    Suedey PROUD MADAME X FAN

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    Lyon is the gastronomical capital of France, so plenty of good eats. I enjoyed just going on lovely riverside walks oh yeah and also the funicular is fun!
     

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