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driving/train from provence to burgandy??

Aug 12th, 2002, 05:53 PM
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lou
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driving/train from provence to burgandy??

will have a car while in provence and want to head north to burgandy/champagne area. Should we drive or train. How long is the drive? Once in the area do we want to have a car like we do in provence or is it easy to get around by train? Never been here before and don't know much about the train system.
 
Aug 12th, 2002, 06:00 PM
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The correct spelling of the area is Burgundy or Bourgogne, not Burgandy. If you already have a car in Provence, drive - it's just a few hours. If you want to know about the train system, log onto www.sncf.fr

You'll have a lot more flexibility with a car.

Suggest you buy a good guidebook. Sounds like you have only rudimentary information about where you're going.
 
Aug 12th, 2002, 06:41 PM
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U .R.
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P/B car/train. A newbie like lou doesn't deserve your rude response.
Typos are often the reason for mispelling.
 
Aug 12th, 2002, 06:45 PM
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I didn't think it was rude. If newbie didn't know the correct spelling it would be hard to research the area. The PB post was mildly helpful--have seen a lot worse.
 
Aug 12th, 2002, 07:15 PM
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U.R. If you don't know how to spell the place you're going to, you can't do much good research on the place, now, can you? Thought it might be useful to point out the correct spelling.

Next time you travel to Vrocyghenyu, you might want to pay heed to the correct spelling, pal.

Or, you might want to just berate tbe spelling police and never get where you're going.
 
Aug 13th, 2002, 01:16 AM
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You will definitely need a car in Champagne. Driving from Provence to Champagne is quite straightforward, albeit boring, on the autoroute. Must be something like 400/500 km (get the actual mileage, estimated driving time, tolls and gas consumption on www.michelin.com). On the other hand, by train you would have to change in Dijon (and why not stop there for a night). Check train timetables and fares on www.voyages-sncf.com. Then it's a matter of budget, time, reluctance to drive long distances, etc.
 
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