Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Zurich, France, Spain traveling and need help

Notices

Zurich, France, Spain traveling and need help

Old Mar 1st, 2018, 06:07 AM
  #41  
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 625
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
OK we kind of like the egg McMuffins for breakfast, so maybe that might be an idea for kiddies, but the burgers are pretty bad. Sue
Sue81 is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2018, 07:22 AM
  #42  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 25,852
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
if you family will not eat at McDonalds don't even let them have pizza.
Huh? What rubbish is that?
thursdaysd is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2018, 12:11 PM
  #43  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 22,359
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 1 Post
PalenQ is off his meds again, I guess. There is so much junk food available in France that McDonald's or pizza don't even come to mind as a possibility for me. What could ever be better than a doner kebab? I confess that the horrible Paul fast food chain seems to have a lot of tourists addicted.

Last edited by kerouac; Mar 1st, 2018 at 12:13 PM.
kerouac is online now  
Old Mar 1st, 2018, 12:28 PM
  #44  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 48,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well, the OP is making a trip to Italy, but the same rubbish response applies.

Paul is indeed horrible, but they sure seem to make a killing at the train stations they're installed in.
StCirq is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2018, 12:30 PM
  #45  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 48,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oops, got threads confused. The OP is indeed going to France.
StCirq is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2018, 06:43 PM
  #46  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 170
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Dijon- worth a stay?
Toulouse- how about here?
signmeup is offline  
Old Mar 2nd, 2018, 04:20 AM
  #47  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Toulouse to me is one of the nicest old cities in France - Dijon is also very nice. Two of nicest cities in France each worth a stay IMO.
PalenQ is offline  
Old Mar 2nd, 2018, 09:18 AM
  #48  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6,878
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If Toulouse, then via Lascaux caves, Abri de Cro Magnon and Sarlat.
And if the OP no longer wants to avoid Barcelona at any price, he may go to Spain via La Tour de Carol - Yellow train and Perpignan.
neckervd is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2018, 06:25 AM
  #49  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 170
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
neckervd-- can you explain ?? If we need to go to make our way to Granada from France-- you are saying to do what? Go to that town and take a train??

Thanks for recommendations in Toulouse and Dijon.

PalenQ- what other southern french cities would you recommend? or anyone?

Thanks.
signmeup is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2018, 07:01 AM
  #50  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
France-Granada trains take about a day - fly.
PalenQ is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2018, 07:22 AM
  #51  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6,878
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
" neckervd-- can you explain ?? If we need to go to make our way to Granada from France-- you are saying to do what? Go to that town and take a train??"

In my posts above, I made a lot of proposals that you obviously didn't like.
I really don't know your interests. The only thing I can guess is that you plan to go from Zurich via Liechtenstein - Dijon - Montpellier - Toulouse to Granada without touching Barcelona and without visiting the gems of Rhone-Alpes or Dordogne .
neckervd is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2018, 07:27 AM
  #52  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Liechtenstein? A stamp or passport stamp collector? Skip that IMO - also a detour from heading to France and Spain.
PalenQ is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2018, 07:53 AM
  #53  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 48,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You can easily Google La Tour de Carol and figure out what neckervd is talking about. Le Train Jaune is pretty well regarded, and a lot more interesting than Liechtenstein.

Pretty much any city in the Langudoc-Roussillon is worth visiting. We just came home to the Dordogne from a 2-week trip all over that region and the Midi-Pyrenées and weren't disappointed in anyplace we visited.
StCirq is offline  
Old Mar 3rd, 2018, 09:12 AM
  #54  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 22,359
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 1 Post
Toulouse 2013 | Any Port in a Storm
kerouac is online now  
Old Mar 3rd, 2018, 11:28 AM
  #55  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,322
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yup have taken Little Yellow Train twice and loved it - not a tourist train per say but regular but thru awesome Pyrenees' valley.
PalenQ is offline  
Old Mar 5th, 2018, 12:12 PM
  #56  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 170
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Now I am on the hunt for a castle/chateau in Southern France to stay in. Anyone? I will look into the little yellow train.
signmeup is offline  
Old Mar 5th, 2018, 12:30 PM
  #57  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 48,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Talk about a needle in a haystack. If you cut France in half and presume that everything below the median line is "southern France," you're talking about 225,000 square kilometers of land.
StCirq is offline  
Old Mar 6th, 2018, 08:32 AM
  #58  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 170
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
StCirq-
Perhaps people have their favorites. We want to spend the night in the castle. I did not know this was super common. I have stayed in one near Normandy but did not know they (castles as hotels)encompass the whole of Southern France. Think of these regions-- Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees, Bourgogne (on as north as Dijon) and Rhone-alpes.
Thanks.
kerouac- your pictures makes Toulouse so inviting. Thank you.
signmeup is offline  
Old Mar 6th, 2018, 09:21 AM
  #59  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 48,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It would make a lot more sense IMO to figure out your route first and then find a castle to stay in. Someone's favorite might not be anywhere near where you're going. Castle hotels are a dime a dozen in France and have been for years. There are at least a dozen within a 40-minute drive of my house. They are easy enough to research.
StCirq is offline  
Old Mar 6th, 2018, 09:42 AM
  #60  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 18,070
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by StCirq View Post
It would make a lot more sense IMO to figure out your route first and then find a castle to stay in. Someone's favorite might not be anywhere near where you're going. Castle hotels are a dime a dozen in France and have been for years. There are at least a dozen within a 40-minute drive of my house. They are easy enough to research.
Thank goodness, I thought they were still building them
bilboburgler is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO