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train from paris to strasburg then rent car

Old Jan 18th, 2013, 10:11 PM
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train from paris to strasburg then rent car

Is it possible to take the tgv from Paris to Strasburg without any connections and then rent a car at the Strasburg train station to drive 2-3 weeks through france, dropping the car at tthe Marseilles airport?
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 11:03 PM
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yes.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 12:53 AM
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There are TGV high speed trains every half an hour from Paris Est direct to Strasbourg, you won't have any problem finding a connection to suit your plans
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:03 AM
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definitely
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:19 AM
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Very easy to do, and the car rental agencies are mostly directly across from the station.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:28 AM
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www.voyages-sncf.com for fares and schedules and if you book far enough in advance you can get discounted but train-specific tickets that cannot be changed nor refunded - full fare tickets should always be available in Paris.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 08:08 AM
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Contact autoeurope.com for car rental
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 09:57 AM
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If you want to stay in a hotel your first night then pick up the car the next day, after exploring Strasbourg sans car and a day of car rental there is a phalanx of hotels right opposite the Strasbourg main train station - I stayed in the bargain but good IBIS (www.ibishotels.com - part of the Accor group (www,accorhotels.com).
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 01:40 AM
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Thanks for all the input.

Any suggestions about where to stay for the night when driving from Annecy or Tallories to Savona, Italy, on the motorway?

Also, what is the best cell phone to use in Europe (France, Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands) for an American traveler?
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 07:26 AM
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Stay in Savona, it's only 4 hours from Annecy.
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Thanks - that would work.
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