Really need some advice about travelling throughout Southern France - car, bus or train?
Ok, so I booked a return flight to Bordeaux on the 28th September and was due to come back to the UK on 5th October, but now I can extend my stay until about the 16th October as an appointment I had in England has now been cancelled.
I intend to visit Bordeaux, Bergerac, (maybe Carcassonne), Perpignan, Montpellier, Avignon and finally Marseille.
I found this website called wheretosleep where you can book reasonably priced rooms in villas and homes throughout France (and the world I guess) but some of these accommodations are about 20km from the place I actually want to see (e.g Bergerac).
When I last travelled to France two weeks ago (Paris) it seemed to me that there is no coach service there - like National Express? Only trains which are quite expensive in France. I cannot hire a car as I paid off all my credit cards last November and effectively got rid of them. I only have a debit card which I presume you cannot use to hire cars.
So my choices are: trains (expensive), take my own car (uploading French maps to my satellite navigation system but I am worried about driving in France - on the right and all that - Never done so before).
If you were me, what would you do? Drive to France with your own car? Fly there and take public transport or see if there is a car hire service that takes debit cards? Incidentally, is there a coach service in France?
- TinLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes, there are coach companies deserving the South of France.
Also boats to go, for example, from Hyeres to Porquerolles Island (must see) or from Ste Maxime to St Tropez.
Concerning the accommodation, always check the real address and distances because hotel owners tend to cheat on their websites.
http://www.tripadvisor.fr/ very useful as you'll find hotels, B&B etc with clients reviews, pictures and prices.
Calanques de Cassis
Saint Paul de Vence
and if you finally go with your car, take The Corniche road, The most beautiful landscapes possible, most of all around Beaulieu sur Mer.Source(s): French
- LennieLeeLv 44 years ago
After traveling by bus for a few years, and then getting a car; I will happily never travel by bus again. Car!
- Anonymous8 years ago
Trains. NOt expensive via SNCF website