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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Helpful Tourist Offices in France

Some "Offices de Tourisme" routinely mail out packets of tourist information when requested by e mail. I did this for a few towns and cities I plan to visit on my next trip, and so far have received a 100% response.
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 07:53 AM
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RonZ, I am curious as well whether they do this in France or not?? I know in Germany the towns/villages are great at sending out tourist information packets. Switzerland also has a great web site for this as well. I plan on visiting France in '08 so hopefully someone can help us out with this.
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 08:18 AM
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hi, Ronz,

I have always found tourist offices, not just french one, very helpful in sending out info.

some are just as friendly in person, some not - travelling round France, we have found both; in saumur, they couldn't have been more helpful in assisting us with finding a hotel, in Versailles, they couldn't have cared less.

some also run web-sites with on-line newsletters that I find very useful too.

regards, ann
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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Resources:

http://www.tourisme.fr/
Example - for Amboise: http://www.tourisme.fr/tourist-office/amboise.htm

http://us.franceguide.com/brochures/...tml?NodeID=409

http://franceshop.jaggedpeak.com/ind...=shop.getItems
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 11:18 AM
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And the national tourist offices in the US and around Europe also have good info and may well have stuff from the individual tourist offices in France and Europe - if you specifically ask.

France: www.franceguide.com 212-383-7800
Germany: www.visits-to-germany.com; 212-661-7200

Italy: www.italiantourism.com 212-245-5618

Ireland: 800-223-6470; www.tourismireland.com

Scandinavian Tourist Board: 212-885-9700; www.goscandinavia.com

Netherlands: 888-464-6552; www.holland.com

UK: British Tourist Authority; 800-462-2748; www.travelbritain.org

Spain: 212-265-8822; www.ok-spain.com

Swiss: 877-794-8037; www.myswitzerland.com

Belgium: 212-758-8130; www.visitbelgium.com

Austria: www.austria-tourism.com; 212-994-6880

these numbers are a few years old so may have changed.

they especially seem to have comprehensive lists of accommodations.
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Old Mar 9th, 2007, 03:19 PM
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I neglected to say that I was referring to France.
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www.franceguide.com does give you the option to send away for brochures - one per order or you must pay shipping and handling. A few web sites that I have been on for the local villages I know have 'documentation' request forms. Auxerre and Dijon were two that I recall for the Burgundy region.
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