Helpful Tourist Offices in France

Mar 9th, 2007, 08:11 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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Mar 9th, 2007, 08:53 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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Mar 9th, 2007, 09:18 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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Mar 9th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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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: 212-383-7800
Germany:; 212-661-7200

Italy: 212-245-5618

Ireland: 800-223-6470;

Scandinavian Tourist Board: 212-885-9700;

Netherlands: 888-464-6552;

UK: British Tourist Authority; 800-462-2748;

Spain: 212-265-8822;

Swiss: 877-794-8037;

Belgium: 212-758-8130;

Austria:; 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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Mar 9th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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I neglected to say that I was referring to France.
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Mar 10th, 2007, 09:10 AM
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Posts: 932 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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