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Car rentals and airport transportation: France Car Hire covers a vast network of towns, airports and rail stations, and offers flexible rental and pickup/dropoff arrangements. They also offer an airport shuttle service that takes you straight from the airport to the front door of your France: Homestyle accommodation. A very affordable alternative to taking a taxi.

Auto Europe - Car rentals abroad. US-based company.

Car Purchase-Repurchase - Want a brand new car to drive in France? This is the service that we use because they are quick, flexible, efficient and more affordable than car rentals for longer stays (17 days minimum).

Paris Public Transport: RATP - Get around town like a true Parisian using the bus, Metro/ RER (subway system). Includes maps, timetables and fares. You can download the free RATP APP on your smart phone for navigating the Paris metro, tram, bus and RER sytem.

Rail Europe - Eurorail and Eurail passes, Single or double country passes, Eurostar tickets and point-to-point tickets can all be reserved and purchased on the Rail Europe site. Full fares and schedules are also available.

SNCF - timetables and itineraries for train travel in France and Europe. However, you may only purchase tickets from this site if you are a resident of Europe. American travellers must use the Rail Europe site to book and purchase tickets.

Taxi Booking - We are happy to arrange a taxi driver to meet you at the airport and take you directly to your accommodations. Arrangements can be made for up to eight passengers. For Paris you can e-mail or call MCP, they will be happy to give you a quote and take your reservation. We provide their information with the contract, or let us arrange a pick-up for you.

ViaMichelin - Maps and directions to help you choose the best itinerary by car in Europe

Paris

Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau

City of Paris - Comprehensive, practical information for foreigners and locals alike.

Discover Paris - Travel plans specifically tailored to your desires.

Visa Application - What are the requirements to obtain a visa in for the Schengen area - Do you need a visa

Time Out Paris - What to do when you step out of your apartment.

Museums of Paris - Purchase your museums pass to save you some time.

Paris metro/Museum Pass - General information and useful tips about tranpsortation in Paris and museum pass

Montmartre Paris Neighborhood - Information on one of the unique neighborhoods in Paris.

Vélib - Bike rentals in Paris.

Baby'tems - Baby equipment rentals.

Paris Sweet Paris - English-speaking guided tours of Paris neighborhoods, historical districts, museums and gastronomical walks, by "gourmet" licensed guides.

Paris By Mouth - A guide to food & wine in Paris, including reviews of restaurants, bistros, wine bars, bakeries & shops selling cheese, wine, pastry, chocolate and more.

EyePreferParis Tours - Fun and quirky walking tours of Paris. Expericence the city the way that locals do

Cooking Class - La Cuisine Paris is a Culinary school focusing on hands on culinary experiences - from traditional French cuisine to pâtisserie.

Secret Food Tours in Paris - A passionate team who will be delighted to share their love of food with you.

Guided Visits- Native Parisian guide and interpreter Patricia Rosen offers fascinating tours of Paris museums, monuments, and districts, as well as attractions outside Paris such as Giverny and Versailles.  Tours for groups of 2-30 people offered in English, French and Italian.

Paris Walks- Walking tours with knowledgeable English-speaking guides. Try the popular "Chocolate Walk" for a tasty and informational excursion.

Fat Tire Bike Tours -  A different way to explore Paris and Versailles.

Parisien d'un Jour- Get connected with a Parisian "host" who will accompany you for a few hours as you walk around a particular neighborhood and experience life in Paris through the eyes of a local.

HiP Paris Blog- Blog on Paris, France & Italy. The HiP inside scoop on Paris from those who live and play in the city of lights. From restaurants, happenings, art shows and hot new spots to suggested tours and services for slow travel in France & Europe. A blog that will help complete your stay in France and make it one you will never forget. Great info on travel in France & Italy.

Paris Update - Find out what Parisians are doing this week. Paris Update is a free weekly Web newsletter with reviews of Paris restaurants, films, exhibitions, concerts and more

Regional

Provence Web - Explore the many exciting options for a vacation in Provence. This site offers a wealth of information and has an English option.

The Languedoc Page - A comprehensive guide to visiting and living in Languedoc, France.

Sejour Planning Services - Immerse yourself in the culture and experience life like a local for up to three month stay.

Rick Steves - Rick Steves Planning tips and tours of Europe to help maximize your time and money spent in Europe.

Institut de Français - Learn to speak French with an immersion program at the famous Institute de Francais, located in a luxurious Provençal villa two miles from Nice and only a short drive to Cannes and Monte-Carlo.

Chef Yvan Gilardi - In the Saint Rémy de Provence area, the well-respected chef Yvan Gilardi is at your service - ready to come to your vacation home and cook for you!

Provence Cooks - Guided Tour of Provence, from truffles hunt, market tours, wine tasting and more.

Chef Service - The savoir-faire of a French chef at your table; chefs available throughout France.

The French Bilingual Association - The French Bilingual Association of Seattle's Eastside is partnering with the Bellevue School District to offer bilingual education suited for middle school children with native or near-native abilities in French.

Americans in France - Resource for Americans and other native English speakers that would like to travel or live in France.  

Studying in France - Comprehensive informational site for foreigners looking to study in France.

Living in France - Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside in France permanently, you will have to apply for a different France Schengen Visa

Coast and Country French Property Sales - House and Apartment Sales on the French Riviera including Nice, St Paul, Cannes, Mougins, St Tropez  

French Property Insider- Expatriate Adrian Leeds advises foreigners on all aspects of the real estate market in France. A fine resource if you are seriously considering buying property in France.

Euro Disney One-Bedroom Apartment Rental

Farnum & Christ- Property Rentals in London

Inspire Apartments - Property Rentals in Barcelona

 

Travel Insurance

We encourage our clients to buy Trip Cancellation Insurance. We receommend CSA, Travelex or TravelGuard travel insurances. Their websites will provide a quote onlone. We also suggest you check your Home Owner or Renter Liability Insurance to make sure you are covered while staying in a property abroad.

If you are not already covered against damage caused to your rental property abroad, you may want to buy coverage from ADUCIEL. You can obtain cancellation insurance as well as personal liability insurance. Go to their website for more details and to purchase the insurance from them directly.