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Generally speaking, in France, any official business should be conducted through (registered) mail, not email. Anything else than a letter written in French will almost certainly be ignored and anything else than a formal appeal is very likely to be ignored too. Even if you want to try something informal by email (a recours gracieux), it should be a scanned ...


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There are various low-budget hotels offering basic rooms around Paris. Hotels Formule 1 (F1) by Accor is one such franchise. The rooms are pretty basic, in other words you get what you pay for. Other such budget hotels include Ibis Budget and Ibis Styles, both by Accor. These hotels are usually found outside the city, and (arguably) for this reason offer ...


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"Usual" sales opening To complement other answers, indeed the sales start exactly 90 days in advance on most trains - TGV and Intercités as @audionuma quoted. Be careful though, some trains like regional ones have specific fare policies that include different starting dates, and that depends on each region (e.g. I tried on the PACA TER website and I could ...


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I believe that any large rental company will have automatic transmission cars. Looking at Hertz cars, you can get a class F car (4-5 passenger compact sedan) with automatic transmission for 450-550EUR for a week. A smaller manual car would cost you 300-400EUR. Whether this is cheap for you is up to you to decide. See below for a screenshot of a sample ...


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I have raised three children and know the problem intimately. This answer is about bringing the baby along (you asked: "is there another solution to this problem?") At the Northern end of Rue Mouffetard, you'll find a covey of small restaurants, all of which provide a venue for comfortable, family-friendly restaurants. There's about a dozen of these ...


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You have asked how to apply for a visa for two different sovereignties. Accordingly, you will need to file two applications... For the UK... Read the guidance at Guide to Supporting Documents Assemble all of the requisite documents, including photographs Determine if you will need one of the priority services Create an account at Visa4UK and be sure ...


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You could get a Smart Fortwo. It probably counts as an entry-level car and has an automated manual transmission, with no clutch pedal (you do need to press a button on the steering wheel to engage the higher gear). Won't seat 7, though ;-) Small hybrid cars (like the hybrid version of the Toyota Yaris) could also be an option, although I am not sure whether ...


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Did you have a look at those sites ? https://www.airbnb.fr/ https://www.sejourning.com/ http://www.bedycasa.com/ Here is a comparison (in french) of the three ones among other competitors: Source: http://www.comment-economiser.fr/comparatif-sites-location-courte-duree-appart-particuliers.html


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Unfortunately, while this offer is competitive, it has some caveats. One of the main, regarding included roaming in some countries, is that you should be a customer for more than 60 days. It is written in their conditions (page 3, in Services inclus): Pass Destination (valables après 60 jours d’ancienneté au Forfait Free): ... Regarding the prepaid ...


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A quick search on Google yields Canoe Val d'Allier as a valid rental company. The linked page shows the tariffs. For more results you want to try googling location kayak val d'Allier which is French for kayak rental Allier valley.


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A simple search on booking.com shows that there are rooms available in the city starting from 68 euro per night for a double room on a date that I've chosen randomly since I don't know your dates. I set the minimum review score as 7, since the ones lower than that have been very disappointing to my experience. There is the map option, where you could see ...


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This page (in French) from SNCF http://aide.voyages-sncf.com/toute-laide-train/je-prepare-mon-voyage/informations-pratiques-horaires-trafic-gares/ouverture-des-ventes mentions that the opening of sale is usually three months in advance. It basically says that the opening of sales for TGV and Intercités trains begins three months before the travel date. On ...


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I am positive there is no possibility to change seats easily (and searching the help on voyages-sncf returned no result). Once you made a reservation, this is not easy to make any change to it. I do not have any reservation right now to try harder to change the seat but recently I cancelled my booking and made a new one just to get a different seat. So that ...


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From experience I say 3 months, but not sure whether that is 90 days regardless of length of the months, or same day of the week or same date regardless of month. You will have to check out a few trains and keep an eye out just before the expected period. The one exception I have seen on this rule is the Eurostar, which allows a 4 month early booking, ...


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You can apply for a UK Visitor (general) visa in any country that you entered legally. The only stipulation is that you must remain outside of the UK while your application is being processed and there must be a designated issuing post in that country. Nationality of the applicant does not matter. This is covered in Paragraph 28 of the rules... An ...


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In general, most restaurants in Paris will accept childs/babies with no particular issues, except maybe in the expensive ones. A good way to check the restaurant acceptance is to ask for a 'siège enfant' (child seat), many restaurants have one or two ready for customers. If you intend to keep your baby in it's trolley, just be careful not to disturb other ...


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If you have some plausible explanation for doing that, there is no reason postponing a trip for a few weeks should be an issue. Simply make sure you have all the documentation corresponding to your new itinerary (e.g. airline and accommodation bookings) with you when crossing the border. By contrast, going to the other end of the Schengen area without ...


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As you can read at Can I use my Schengen visa for a completely different purpose and entry point? for example The visa is not specific to a country or purpose, it's valid for all short stays in the Schengen area. It's also perfectly fine to enter the Schengen area through another country So another country fine, however this thread warns you that the ...



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