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    Let’s Travel: France Train Information

    LinkParis.com is an authorized Rail Europe agency, let us book all of your European rail for you, call us toll free in the US at 1-424-386-5222 or email.  Major Paris Train Stations Paris has six major train stations. If you are traveling outside of Paris or to another country by rail you will indeed pass through one of these six stations. Gare d’Austerlitz, Gare de l’Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse, Gare du Nord, Gare Saint Lazare. Here is a list along with popular destinations each station serves: We offer day tours to many place in France from Paris, see our top five train trips from Paris. Other France Train Information If…

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    Custom World War One Tour

    Take a Custom World War One Tour from Paris with Us Though the living memory of World War I has faded, touring the famous sites of the ‘War to End All Wars” is easily done in a day trip from Paris, mostly just little more than a two hour drive. Below are three sample tour itineraries, but we can organize your day any way you like. World War One Tour Option 1 – America in World War I – The Battle of Belleau Wood After the Russians surrendered to the Germans on the Eastern Front, the Axis powers were free to focus exclusively on capturing Paris. France was surely doomed.…

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    Current France Travel Information

    Traveling to France – Current Info France will be opening again sooner rather than later (especially with the approval of multiple vaccines in the EU) – that is the important takeaway. However, as of February 1st 2021, visitors from the United States have not been cleared for travel to France. No further information on any precautions or exact dates yet. Check out our Top Five Day Trips from Paris.

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    19 Great Paris Hotels

    Our list of the best Paris hotels Great location, great service, memorable food – all these Paris hotels have that, and more. The list is in no particular order; it made sense to us to let all nineteen hotels be viewed as equals. Hotel des Academies des Arts had the benefit of being the first hotel we chose for our list, so it occupies top slot for no other reason than that. You will rarely find a gym or a pool at Paris hotels that aren’t 5-star, but you will invariably find a cute breakfast room and a space for evening drinks at virtually all of them. Paris hotels are…

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    A Traveler’s Guide to French Rail

    Get to know the French rail system If you have never been to France before, understanding the French rail system seems a bit overwhelming.   At home, we are used to taking our car on long journeys, or using a nimble carrier like Southwest Airlines or Alaska to get to a regional city.   Although Easy Jet and others have made inroads, Europe is fully committed to rail, and then some.  Getting between most European cities by rail is easy, and often faster than air travel, because you don’t have to go way out of town to the airport, wait for security and otherwise be hassled, as with air travel. For example, Eurostar…

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    A few nice moments in Paris…

    Visions of Paris There are hundreds of cafes in the city.  Sitting and watching the pulse of daily Parisian life from one of these chairs is one of the great pleasures of visiting France. The food is often great at these cafes. Avoid the larger chain brands like Hippopotamus if you can (even though they serve pretty good food too). Paris street signs are usually embedded on the corner of each building at an intersection.  Just look up! No street signs on the corner here. If you want to dig deeper, we found an article in France Today that explores the history of street signs in France. It is a…

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    How to Visit the Champagne Region of France

    We offer four ways of visiting the Champagne region for a day from Paris: GUIDED SMALL GROUP FULL DAY TRIPS With LinkParis.com, you can make a full day of touring focusing on either Epernay or Reims, with a city tour, cellar visit, vineyard visit, gourmet lunch (included) and full guide services throughout the day. Bring the local region to life with a full day tour from Paris.  You’ll be with a group of no more than 8 people. Read our reviews on Trip Advisor. Self-Guided Half-Day Champagne Trips from Paris Prefer to make it a half-day? With the fast trains (about an hour from Paris via TGV), you can easily get from Paris…

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    A Day in the Fascinating Loire Valley In a Day

    A chronicle of a one day visit from Paris to the Loire Valley When I was a kid I considered Europe to be a place where knights and damsels and castles were still the way people lived, with some peasants picturesquely gathering wheat in the background of a jousting tournament.  There was definitely a guy with a lute hovering nearby. How that exactly makes sense given you have to take a plane to get there, well, that is kid logic.  The Europeans don’t take planes.  We do! It’s a big Medieval Times restaurant, right? You could just about think that on a trip to the Loire Valley, which has 300…

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    The Amazing History of Paris, France

    How old is Paris as a city? Paris was founded towards the end of the 3rd century BC on what is now the Île de la Cité by a tribe of Celtic Gauls known as the Parisii. Centuries of conflict between the Gauls and Romans ended in 52 BC, when Julius Caesar’s legions took control of the territory. Christianity was introduced in the 2nd century AD, and Roman rule finally ended in the 5th century with the arrival of the Franks. In 508 AD, Frankish king Clovis I united Gaul as a kingdom and made Paris the capital, naming it after the original Parisii tribe. Paris prospered during the Middle Ages:…

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    Storming the Beaches of Normandy with Link Paris

    A chronicle of our day tour from Paris to Caen and the Normandy beaches Hail had hit Paris the night before my trip to Normandy, and the morning dawned cold.  It was April, so I don’t even want to think about what February was like that year.   I was wearing a long coat, turtleneck, a scarf, no gloves (this will matter later), and warm shoes and socks.  It’s what a California dweller like myself will wear when it hits 63 degrees.  I was off to Normandy for a D-Day tour, well aware that in 1944, the weather was equally dismal and it was June. Should I have packed snowshoes? These…