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Get to Bordeaux: Your first stop in France

Get to Bordeaux: Your first stop in France
by Dr. Elinor Garely, editor in chief of

Conventional wisdom suggests that visits to France start in Paris. Without doubt Paris is a wonderful destination city; however, for an enjoyable immersion into the French life-style, the best starting point is Bordeaux.

Rail Europe to Bordeaux

Fly XL Airways (if you are on a budget) to Paris (CDG Charles de Gaulle), then take a 15-minute walk through the airport and you will reach the Paris station for the train to Bordeaux.

As you meander through the airport, make a stop at the loo (access is free), if you wait until you reach the train station, you will have to pay for the privilege and the accommodations are not nearly as attractive.

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