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The historical city center is Saint Jean. Other parts still considered the center are Bellecour, la Croix Rousse, la Part Dieu. Villeurbanne is very close too.I went to college there and it's safe. To walk to the historic town from there take 40mn or so. Although there is a city limit and a sign between the two, you cannot "see" it. Streets just continue on ...


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Anything not going through Switzerland will be much cheaper. Switzerland sells annual toll tickets ('Märkli') only, which for a single trip easily beats any other toll. Each countries' toll road agencies will have websites where you can calculate the expected amounts. Note that in some countries, different toll roads are handled by different agencies.


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No, I'm afraid there are no power outlets in these trains except in the bathrooms & in the hallway... You can still take a portable battery with you to charge your phone... during the night.


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@Aganju's answer is spot but here is another more generic tip: Use viamichelin.com or mappy (as suggested by @Olielo). They do not seem better or worse than Google Maps to find a route, but they also provide an estimate of the tolls that seems pretty accurate (roughly matches my experience, even if I haven't done any systematic comparison). When looking at ...


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Rome2Rio says that you can get a Eurolines bus from Paris CDG to Calais. The journey lasts approximately 5 hours and is significantly cheaper than the train. Below is a screenshot from Rome2Rio: Eurolines agrees with this. Buses run to Calais Centre Ville, Calais Ferry, and Calais-Cité-Europe. Below is a sample quote for CDG to Calais Centre:


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You should definitely try blablacar (https://www.blablacar.fr/), as pointed out by mts (sorry I cannot comment yet!). It is very used in the Vallée du Rhône, I'm sure you will find a friendly driver. If you don't find your route directly on the website, try broadening the start/finish of your trip by looking on a map. I use a lot blablacar as a driver, ...


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That list is impossible to create What you are asking for is an X subset of the set of countries (I will use C to refer to it) where each member of X is not recognized by France (or doesn't recognize France but that's unlikely to be true for any country). The problem here is that C is not well defined. What do you do with ...


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According to this post on the forum of the french railway company SNCF, you can find power oulets in the hallway. Even the incleanable seats do not feature power outlets. If you plan to use the plugs in the hallway, a good idea suggested by this blog is to take a power strip along with you. Indeed, you may not be the only one in need of a plug!


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You'll need to decide your price / time balance. You can save money by taking the bus but it's slower than by train. As mentioned you can take the train directly from CDG Terminal 2. Some require a change, or even change between two different stations, in Lille. Details here Voyages-SNCF. Generally from around €30. Eurolines does have one direct bus most ...


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According to Wikivoyage Metros and trams run approximately from 5AM to midnight. Some bus lines do not run after 9PM. Check the TCL website for details : Detailed schedules [French link replaced with English version, thanks to @audionuma] There you will also find 4 night bus lines ("lignes pleine nuit" / "full moon lines") that run Thursday to ...


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The actual city centre of Lyon is the so-called Presqu'île, between the Rhône and Saône rivers, between the metro stations Bellecour and Hotel de Ville. I found a map, unfortunately not published any more by the TCL, the local public transit, that I find very informative. It shows you the main points of interests and the main metro lines. If you visit ...


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I'm pretty certain your provisional licence does not have any validity anywhere outside of the UK. However, this site says you can rent without a licence if aged over 23. This site allows you to rent a 50cc moped if aged over 20 but must have had a car licence for 2 years. This site states: to drive a 50cc scooter in France, the driver must be at least ...


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Yes, there is no reason why it would not be possible. However on the form, there is a specific field to list the visas delivered during the last 3 years (field 26?). Just list your multiple entry visa there: validity date from... to... The application form is here:Schengen Visa Application Form. They explicitely expect that people would have already got ...


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Indeed you cannot camp, but you can "bivouac", even in protected areas (for example in the Mercantour, near where I live). This is the same as camping, but: The tent must be set at/after sundown, and removed at/before sunrise You cannot camp more than one night in the same place You should use "light" camping gear, like ultra light tents, tarps, or just ...



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