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This will be too late for the original poster but here is a map. Apparently, in many places the flowers are already gone by the end of July. I would say that the best period is the beginning of July. It's also the time when lavender honey is collected. I never actually attended one but my understanding is that the festivals are around the time when the ...
If your visa is valid until June 8, unfortunately, you must leave the Schengen Area by June 8. See http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/getting-a-visa/article/what-does-my-sticker-visa-mean Du: (From:) Date from which you are allowed to enter the Schengen Area Au: (To:) Date by which you must leave the Schengen Area These ...
There is the Parc des Mini Chateaux. Although catering for an audience of (small-) children it has most if not all castles in the Loire valley. It gives a great starting point to figure out which Castles you want to visit.
Here's what I ended up doing: I took the train to the Cagnes-sur-mer railway station. I walked about 10 minutes from the train station to the shuttle stop (because we couldn't for the life of us find a cab). Walking directions We took shuttle 44 up to the chateau.
Many people offered useful advice but I would like to stress that both climate and things to do will depend a lot on the area you are considering. The summer (July-August) offers the warmest temperatures and the best chances of sun but that's also the season with the most visitors and long waiting times for some attractions. I also occasionally find the ...
If you love trains and countryside, I highly recommend the Train des Pignes from Nice to Digne-les-Bains. This is a touristic train with a beautiful scenery.
The closest places are in France, but there is architectural and historical continuity with the Italian Liguria (Nice became French in 1860 only!), so Italian places are worth a look too if you like this kind of places. And the train to Ventimiglia will take you there quite quickly (Nice-Monaco: 25min, Monaco-Ventimiglia: 25min). Along the sea ...
On place I can recommend for hiking are the mountains behind Vence. It's a 1 1/2 hour ride by bus from Nice downtown. Either you climb the mountain above Vence which is quite high but stunning, or you take the route to other places in the area. Saint-Paul de Vence and Tourette are a bit touristy (specially during the summer) but the places inbetween are ...
Do you have an actual printed ticket, printed on SNCF card stokc? In that case you could get a refund if it's a normal price ticket. Just go to the ticket window at any station. However, if it's an electronics ticket than you can't get a refund, as there is no way for SNCF to reverse the sale.
You can go by bus from Grenoble to the Alpe d'Huez. On the 18th of July 2013 you can leave Grenoble at 6:55, 10:27 or 13:00. You will arrive at the Alpe d'Huez at 9:13, 12:43 or 14:43. On that day there is no bus leaving between 13:00 and 18:55, for obvious reasons ... Schedules can be consulted here. The site is in French only. Let me know if you need help ...
You will be able to apply for the visa from either India (since I assume that's the passport you have) or the US (since you live there), as long as you have all the documents. You say that you're studying there, so you don't need a letter from your employer but just a letter from your university confirming your status as a student.
Whether you can get a refund on a ticket will depend on the fare conditions of that ticket. Your confirmation should make clear of these conditions and you'll have been made aware of them prior to purchase. If you booked a cheap advance fare by TER Corail (in the region of about £18-20) then this will likely be a non flexible meaning it's not refundable ...
@mouviciel brought me on the right track ... You can book the night train either via the dedicated website (only in French) or via the standard SNCF website, which is mutlilingual. If you want to have a private 6-berth compartment, you have to be a group of at least 4 travelers. If you are less than four, you can only book 4-berth compartments as ...
It looks like it's now available online (fr).
Cagnes-sur-Mer has a railway station, with frequent trains from Nice (generally every half hour). Trains take about 15 minutes, and you just buy the ticket at the station on departure. Depending on where you are in Nice bus 94 might be useful too. The local bus company has its website here: http://www.lignesdazur.com/ (Press the British flag for English). ...
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