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Suggestions for day before flight from CDG

Oct 23rd, 2012, 04:47 AM
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Suggestions for day before flight from CDG

Hi all - looking for ideas of where to spend our last day and night in France in a town close enough CDG to make an 11 am departure via train. Will have already spent time in Paris & Provence and plan to get to wherever we stay via train from Avignon. Considering Beaune. Thanks for any suggestions!
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Oct 23rd, 2012, 05:46 AM
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Dear Heavens. I'd suggest the TGV directly from Avignon to CDG--and it better arrive by 8AM!! Take your "day away from Paris and Avignon" earlier in your trip.
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Oct 23rd, 2012, 05:50 AM
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It's an international flight? So you need to be at the airport by 8 AM?
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Oct 23rd, 2012, 09:47 AM
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If you're flying internationally, you'll need to be at CDG by 8 am. If it's just a hop to another European country, you need to be there by 9 am. Beaune would be impossible. Even going directly from Avignon to CDG the morning of your flight would be incredibly risky. Go to Paris the day/afternoon before the day of your flight, spend a night in the city, then get to the airport early in the morning.
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Oct 23rd, 2012, 09:55 AM
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You know, sometimes the TGVs are late. I wouldn't risk it. I've been on several that were late, including one I just took from Paris to Bordeaux a month ago. I also was on a TGV from CDG to somewhere south (Avignon or Montpellier) and it was at least an hour late, if not more.
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Oct 25th, 2012, 06:02 AM
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Thanks, that's what I needed to know. We usually stay in the city we're departing from the night before, sounds like we'll continue to play it safe.
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Oct 25th, 2012, 07:01 AM
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One common strategy for this popular combination: Paris + Provence, is to do Provence first then do Paris to eliminate having to stay in Paris for the second time.
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Oct 25th, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Stay in Paris..
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