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Old Jan 28th 2014, 06:54 PM
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Sure, but I wasn't raising a political issue. You're not going to get to any hillside or hilltop village by train
No, but going around visiting hilltop villages isn't on our agenda. We're more interested in visiting the larger old medieval towns like Arles and Avignon, etc. which are usually not isolated on hilltops in the middle of nowhere.
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Old Feb 1st 2014, 09:31 PM
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Eh bien, en tout cas, bon voyage

D'ailleurs, le temps pourrait être assez bien, le météo prévoit des températures jusqu'au 13 degrées et plein de soleil durant la semaine prochaine.

(better get used to it )
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Old Feb 3rd 2014, 10:05 AM
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You weren't kidding about the rain! It has rained nonstop since we got here.

That being said, the weather forecast shows several days of 16 and sunshine starting on Wednesday.

Just arrived yesterday - we've only done a local walkaround Nice looking for shops to buy some food & wine.

And everyone talks funny over here!
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Old Feb 4th 2014, 01:59 PM
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By the way, I don't think you need to avoid restaurants and such. Out of high season the prices might well be more than reasonable and the service excellent. It's the summer tourists who get ripped off, the regulars in the off season are usually treated much better.
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By the way, I don't think you need to avoid restaurants and such. Out of high season the prices might well be more than reasonable and the service excellent. It's the summer tourists who get ripped off, the regulars in the off season are usually treated much better.
Yes, we eat out at a cafe or restaurant for lunch since we out and about during the day. And yes, the place we had lunch at today was excellent and not very expensive.

It is breakfast and dinner that we want to eat "at home" since we have a full kitchen. It is the restaurant dinners is where I find the value-for-money calculation to be so ugly.

Speaking of which, we bought a half-dozen bottles of wine yesterday - that's got to be the best deal going over here - good wine is cheap!!!
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Lovely sunny day today (no rain!).

Took the train to Arles this morning. Absolutely one of the most beautiful old 'medieval' cities I've ever seen. The Roman ruins are very impressive. Delightful lunch at a cafe (near the arena).

French train system seems quite nice - everything is always so clean, sleek and new. The only problem is that they are pretty much like above ground subways (writ large), stopping every few miles which is tedious and slow.
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Do you have a French rail pass? Would you need a second pass to go into Spain? (It's rainy and chilly in sunny Florida at the moment.)
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Do you have a French rail pass? Would you need a second pass to go into Spain? (It's rainy and chilly in sunny Florida at the moment.)
No, we didn't buy the rail pass since it didn't make sense given our plans. We're just doing a few day-trips from Nice - we won't be using enough trains to make the rail pass worth while.

We are considering popping over the border into Italy to go to Turin since it is very close by, but Spain's a bit far for day-tripping.

Went to Monte Carlo yesterday. Dominick was right - it is just like a big American shopping mall.
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By the way, we want pictures
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Of what? Rainclouds!

Seriously, you'd think we were in London or Vancouver!
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