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I think all train lovers will be welcome to this place, even if it is not very widely advertised. Several French sites mention that it is possible to visit this place on saturday afternoon : http://www.tourisme93.com/visites-pour-les-passionnes-des-trains-et-du-chemin-de-fer.html ...


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It is listed in this guidebook (one of the excerpts discusses it), and various other websites describe visiting it, so I guess it's open to the public.


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From my personal experience, the border guards in the EU region rarely ask for documents other than passport, visa and sometimes insurance. Of course, that also depends on your nationality and the place of origin of your journey. If you are concerned about them asking for confirmed accommodation, simply book a no-deposit, free cancellation hotel on ...


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Yelp says yes, there appear to be two. Yelp has filters to search for specific areas and opening hours (see screen dumps below).


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On Akena hotels website ( http://www.hotels-akena.com/fr/carte-generale.html ) they claim that some of their hotels have some 4 person room. It is worth having a look ;)


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In principle, she needs more-or-less the same things than someone who is required to get a visa, namely a valid purpose (and documentation to that effect including, for example, an invitation from you), a certain amount of money for the duration of the stay and the means to leave the Schengen area or return to her country of residence/origin (which means ...


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In general US Citizens are given very free entry to France and other Schengen countries. As you've discovered, no visa is required, and generally there is little to no details requested at the border. Most of my entries into France consists of something like me saying "Hello" and handing over my passport, the immigration official maybe giving a grunt in ...


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France doesn't have much in the way of long-distance buses. Long-distance transportation is based on the train network, with regional and local buses to connect towns and villages that lack a railway line. There are low-cost long-distance (slower, but cheaper than the train), but almost all of them are for international destinations, because until recently, ...


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There is regular train service between Montpellier and Carcassonne. In fact, on http://en.voyages-sncf.com I found a direct train from Barcelona to Carcassonne which is about 45 to 50 € depending on the day and ticket type. That train takes about 2.5 hours.


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According to both the bus schedule for line 21 on the regional bus authority (LER)'s website, and to the Castellane tourism office website, the bus leaves from the gare routière (bus station). There is an information desk on Avenue des Diables Bleus (gare routière de Saint-Jean d'Angély) [Google Maps]. This is also the address given by LER. It is located ...


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You won't need a visa for a brief airside transit at either airport (however, I am not sure about the maximum duration for the layover, if any). For Heathrow, see gov.uk. For Charles-de-Gaulle, the rules are detailed in Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area? The reason for the difference between France and Germany you noted in the comments is ...


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AFAIK, an MRI does not necessarily needs to be prescribed, you could in principle simply make an appointment with an imagery lab. Usually, patients would have a referral letter by their general practitioner or another physician, which would indicate what needs to be done and why but that's not really a “prescription” like the ones you need to get restricted ...


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The link provided in the comment is a good one. In France you are allowed to do "free" camping, provided that you respect a few things: You can't do free camping in regional or national parks (as stated in the comment from Nate Eldredge) You have to take any rubbish with you and dispose of them in appropriate places DO NOT stay the night in highway stops! ...


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There is a bus line especially for that (crossing the border and connecting the two networks), called MWR for Mouscron-Wattrelos-Roubaix. As you suspected it does not go to Tourcoing but to Roubaix, where you can connect to the metro and the rest of the Lille area transit network. The problem is that the last bus service is even earlier than the last train. ...


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Within the EU there are (still) roaming fees. However, you might check with your provider whether there are any special deals which can lower these fees (such as for calls from France to another country, as well as for calling France from another country. It may, however, be worthwhile to get a prepaid SIM card for the other country you visit, maybe ...


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Using a phone outside of France is easy, usually you need to activate roaming once, for free. If you stay within the EU, it's still international roaming but prices are regulated and going down constantly (there is a plan to forbid roaming fees entirely by 2016 but it's not been voted yet). Placing and receiving voice calls and SMS has become quite cheap, ...


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You can only apply for a French visa (whether a national long-stay visa like a student visa or a Schengen short-stay visa) in a country where you are a resident (how you can document that depends on the country) but you don't need to be a citizen. So it's perfectly possible for US citizens to apply for a French visa from Israel but you need to have a way to ...


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It seems the answer for requests submitted online is under a week. On Wednesday 18th June I submitted two requests online, one for a journey which was delayed, one for a journey which was cancelled due to the strike. On Friday 20th I received a response to my cancelled train request, denying it due to the strike. On Monday 23rd I received a response to my ...


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I've found the answer in the SNCF FAQ page on TGVAir: Je suis adhérent(e) aux programmes de fidélité de la compagnie aérienne et de TGV, lequel s’applique ? Votre billet est assimilé à un billet aérien, c'est donc le programme de fidélité de la compagnie aérienne qui s'applique. Which roughly translates as your ticket is considered to be an air ...


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Yes as long as your train leg has a AF/KL flight number it will be registered to your Flying Blue account. I have done that multiple times. There is even an unexpected benefit, the trip in the train counts as a flight and as such might help in getting to the elite level in Flying Blue. An additional benefit is that a delay of the train to CDG will entitle ...



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