The Eurail Pass travel guide – choosing the best rail pass, and tips for your Europe travels

To travel by train is one of the joys of visiting Europe. For non-europeans there is a rail pass that lets you travel across the continent. This rail pass is the Eurail Pass, and this guide will help you decide which pass to get, and how to get the most out of your pass. Why […]

Hotel Review: Hôtel Rouen Cathédrale, Rouen – France

Hotel Name: Hôtel Rouen Cathédrale Address: 9 Place de la République, Rouen‎, France [Edit: This hotel is now the Hotel Ibis Styles Rouen Centre Cathedrale.] I stayed at the Hôtel Rouen Cathédrale in Rouen, France. I was a guest of the hotel which was sponsored by the Normandy Tourist Board and the Seine-Maritime Tourist Board. […]

Hostel Review: Auberge de Jeunesse (Hostelling International), Rennes – France

Hostel Name: Auberge de Jeunesse (Hostelling International) Address: 10 Canal Saint-Martin, Rennes, France I stayed at the HI Hostels (Auberge de Jeunesse) in Rennes, France for two nights. I booked it online for €22.45 per night. I also had to buy a HI Hostels membership card, which was €11 for one year. Some HI Hostels […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Saint Nicolas, La Rochelle – France

Hotel Name: Hotel Saint Nicolas Address: 13 Rue Sardinerie, La Rochelle, France I stayed at the Hotel Saint Nicolas in La Rochelle, France. I was a guest of the hotel which was arranged by the Charente-Maritime tourism office. The Hotel Saint Nicolas is conveniently situated just outside the historic old town area of La Rochelle, […]

Hostel Review: Hotel Altair, Nice – France

Hostel Name: Hotel Altair Address: 10 rue de Suisse, Nice, France I stayed at the Hotel Altair, a hostel in Nice, France. I booked online and paid $29.74 USD for a bed in a 6-bed dorm. I booked it for is proximity to the train station as I was leaving early the next day. My […]

Aussie-style cafes in Paris

For a country that has a reputation for its cafes I was surprised at how average coffee in France was when I first arrived. Sure, the cafes are great for people watching, with rows of chairs lined up in theatre-style so you can watch the world go by. As far as the actual coffee goes […]

A day in Paris is better than no day in Paris

Passing through the grim outer suburbs of Paris on the train from CDG Airport I wondered if I made a mistake coming back for just one day. Was Paris as wonderful as I remembered it to be, or was it a trick of the mind that tends to romanticise places long after you have been? […]

Apartment Review: Paris apartment rental by Only-apartments

Apartment Name: Private rental via Only-apartments. Address: Rue Jean Baptiste Pigalle, 9e, Paris, France I stayed for two nights in an apartment rental in Paris which was provided by Only-apartments. I like staying in apartments as an alternative to hotels, so I wanted to try out this booking service. I’ve probably spend 2 months of […]

Nice Travel Guide

Travel Guides > France > Nice Travel Guide Accommodation Nice hotels – Search for discount hotels in Nice with lowest rates guaranteed. Travel Guides Nice Tourism – Convention and visitors bureau of Nice, the French Riviera. Blogs Best of Nice Blog – An irreverent insider’s guide to Nice. A British Expat in Nice The Promenade […]

Paris Travel Guide

Travel Guides > France > Paris Travel Guide [A classic view of the Eiffel Tower from Pont Alexandre III.] Nomadic Notes Blog Posts A day in Paris is better than no day in Paris – My report on a day in Paris. Aussie-style cafes in Paris – Australian coffee shops have become a thing in […]