Paris/Avignon Trip Report

Jan 10th, 2006, 07:03 PM
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Thanks for the information. If we use St. Remy as our base, sounds like it is best to rent a car for day trips.
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Jan 10th, 2006, 08:47 PM
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Here is the bus schedule between Avignon (Gare Routiere) and St.Remy (Place de la Replublique) from fall 2005.

Avignon to St. Remy
7:40 8:25 MTWRFSa
10:10 10:50 MTWRFSaSu
12:10 12:50 MTWRFSaSu
14:10 14:50 MTWRFSa
16:10 16:50 Su
16:20 17:00 MTWRFSa
18:10 18:50 Su
18:45 19:25 MTWRFSa

St.Remy to Avignon
6:50 7:30 MTWRFSa
9:00 9:40 MTWRFSaSu
11:20 12:00 MTWRFSaSu
13:10 13:50 MTWRFSa
15:00 15:40 MTWRFSaSu
16:25 17:10 MTWRFSa
17:20 18:00 Su
18:00 18:40 MTWRFSa

I picked up the schedule at the St.Remy Tourist info center. Avignon tourist info center in downtown had no St.Remy bus schedule, had to go to the Gare Routiere to find the info (the scheduled is posted on bulletin board in the waiting area, not accessible after hours)

Because the morning connection from Avignon to St.Remy is not good, one way is to use a taxi (~€40) to St.Remy and take a bus back.
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Jan 15th, 2006, 09:08 AM
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Thank you so much for the detailed bus schedule. It is good to know we have that option.
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Jan 15th, 2006, 11:40 AM
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My wife and I had one of our best meals in Avignon. We were walking past the McDonalds, and decided to check out the COIN (I believe that's the name) department store, downstairs from the McDonalds. While browsing there, we noticed an attractive deli area. We went over and looked at the delicious looking cold cuts there. We asked if the person behind the counter would make us some sandwiches. He said he had no bread, but that we could go upstairs, next door to McDonald's and get some fabulous bread. We did so, and he built us some fantastic sandwiches. We then mosied over to the wine department, and bought some real good French wine. I don't remember where we got cups, but we then walked over to the large carousel in the center of town, sat down on the short stone wall there, and proceeded to have a glorious meal, observing life in Avignon. Because of the spontanaity and the good food, we still consider that as one of the best!
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Jan 15th, 2006, 11:45 AM
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Thanks JWard, I'm happy to hear you liked the Caron de... because I'll be staying there.
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Jan 15th, 2006, 01:18 PM
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Hi JWard, Hotel Caron de beaumarchais looks beautiful! Do many of the rooms have a balcony as shown on website? Where was your room?
For those that know Paris well, we will be coming via TGV from Provence and staying one night before heading off to CDG the next day - is this location particularly convenient/inconvenient for this?
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Jan 15th, 2006, 01:23 PM
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No, all do not have balcons. I have the smallest and least expensive facing the courtyard on ground floor because of a problem(and let's face it, Price!) that I hear is not much to look at. We'll see soon!
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Jan 15th, 2006, 01:39 PM
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JWard thanks for a great report.

Cigale, will you be posting a report? I can't remember if I mentioned it or not, but I also will be staying at the Caron de Beaumarchais end of March.

I thought about booking the cheapest room too, instead I am supposed to have one on the 6th floor with a balcony for 162 euro. In their email they said it was the last room available so I grabbed it.

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Jan 15th, 2006, 01:44 PM
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urop, probably no trip report but I'm at hotmail and will be at the Caron for two weeks beginning of February and let you know my impressions too.
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Jan 15th, 2006, 02:03 PM
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Cigale, I look forward to hearing about your impressions, thanks.


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Jan 15th, 2006, 02:04 PM
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Thanks so much for your report. I've bookmarked the L'angle du faubourg website. I also appreciated your take on the lunch vs. dinner experience.

Also, I've been considering the Jules Verne for our upcoming trip, but I think I'll pass. Thanks for your insight. Once again a lovely report.
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