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Dolce Arena

Dolce Arena (Esplanade du Port Vieux, 64200 Biarritz) – located in the heart of Biarritz, with an outstanding view of the ocean, Dolce Arena opens its doors on a terrace and an air-conditioned room of 650m² overlooking the little Port Vieux beach. Pizzas and various Italian dishes are served there. Dolce’s direct access to the […]

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Do Mo Restaurant

Do Mo Restaurant (45 Quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon) – located in Lyon’s modern business district, this upscale restaurant already attracts a crowd due to its location by the Saone River. It also earns high marks for its interior décor. Aside from that, diners here are offered a Franco-Japanese cuisine that’s made with fresh, seasonal produce.

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Coco Beach

Coco Beach (2 Avenue Jean Lorrain, 06300 Nice) – in business since 1936, this restaurant serves fresh fish grilled over a log fire (sea bass, sea bream, capon, John Dory, etc…), crayfish or slipper lobsters, lobsters and bouillabaisse (to be ordered in advance) which are worth the trip just for themselves. Among other items served […]

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Brasserie La Cigale

Brasserie La Cigale (4 Place Graslin, Nantes) – this French restaurant has existed since 1895, and is considered one of Nantes’ best dining spots even today. Presidents and film stars have frequently visited its dazzling art nouveau interior, which was described by César-winning actor Jean-Louis Trintignant as ‘perhaps the most beautiful brasserie in the world’ […]

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Boccaccio

Boccaccio (7 Rue Massena, 06000 Nice) – this restaurant is typical of many such places in Nice. The heavy Italian influence is most easily noticed by the menu here (in this case, mixed in with some French dishes). The seafood here is highly recommended (including the paella served there).

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Buses

Buses (Lyon) — Lyon currently has over 130 bus lines (many of which circulate in the city). Some go out to neighboring towns and the suburbs of Lyon. Buses usually take the longest time, but they often go the furthest and to places where other types of transport do not.   Metro fares start at […]

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Trams and Trolley Lines

Trams and Trolley Lines (Lyon): There are four tramway lines (T1, T2, T3 and T4) and three trolley lines (C1, C2 and C3) in Lyon. Unlike the Métro, riders have to validate their own tickets on the tram and trolley.

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Funiculars

Funiculars (Lyon): There are two funicular lines which both start at Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) metro station. The line to Fourvière is more of a tourist type, whereas the other to Saint Just with an intermediate stop at Minimes for the Roman theatres is a real metro extension with trains every 5 minutes between the […]

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Metro

Metro (Lyon) – as France’s second-largest city, Lyon has an elaborate public transportation system known locally as “TCL”. Its most popular mode of transit is its Metro trains – consisting of four lines: A, B C and D (see following details):   Line A: Full length from Perrache (Railway Station) – Vaulx en Velin La […]

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TRAIN

TRAIN – France’s famed rail system covers all corners of the entire country – providing links to neighbors, such as Spain, Italy, Germany and Belgium. Known as the TGV network, it connects the French capital (Paris) to over 200 destinations within the country (ranging from Biarritz in the country’s southwest corner, to Nantes on France’s […]