As a person who has been in France, I can introduce more about the travel situation in France. France is full of scenery, before in France when traveling, never deliberately to see the guide. To a place, walk around, there are special places to see. Of course, France has a great tourism industry, and every place has a tourist office where you can get maps and descriptions for free. Trains, long-distance bus frequency is numerous, all around the very convenient.
As for transportation, Paris and Lyon have subways, and I was impressed that Lyon had a driverless subway line 20 years ago. Many small and medium-sized cities take trams as the main means of transportation in the city. For buses, the exact times of all trains every day are marked on the waiting platform. Generally speaking, there are more buses on weekdays, fewer on Saturday and the least on Sunday. For most small and medium-sized cities, you can see the whole city on foot. Taxis are expensive! Twenty years ago, for train, subway and bus tickets, bank cards and credit cards were available to buy tickets at directions, usually in French or English. There are many kinds of tickets, one time, round trip, one day, one week, ten tickets to buy a discount, and so on. If you buy a single ticket with coins, the vending machine will give you change. Most shops in France are closed on Saturday and Sunday. Supermarkets, bakeries and the like may open on Saturday but close earlier in the afternoon than usual. All Sundays are closed.
Here are some highlights to be added later when there is an opportunity:
The tourist capital of the world, every day tourists from all over the world pour into Paris, you can see people of all nationalities and colors in the world! Specific scenic spots are not much to introduce, almost everyone knows. Most of the scenic spots are within reach along the subway line. Most of the French subway is old, it feels like the green train in China before, don't be offended, the subway has been open for more than 100 years, China was still in the Qing Dynasty began to open trains. The Paris suburb of Foutaine Bleau, once the hunting palace of French Kings and one of the largest palaces in France, won't disappoint.
"Fontainebleau" was translated by Mr. Zhu Ziqing, while Xu Zhimo translated it as "Fontainebleau". Fontainebleau is a phonetic translation of the Chinese name, but like the Champs-Elysees, it is a stroke of genius in the history of translation. Like the Champs-Elysees, the name Fontainebleau conjures up endless fantasies of beauty. Think of the swaying of the tree shadow in the sea, the dews of clear autumn, the conversion of seasons, and the eternity of time......
France's famous gastronomic city, two rivers run through the city. For authentic French cuisine, choose Lyon. All the attractions can be found in various tourist brochures. A ride on an ancient mechanical tractor takes you up to the highest point in Lyon, home to the Cathedral.
The Cote d 'Azur is the most famous coast of southern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea from Toulon in the west, via Cannes, Nice and the tiny principality of Monaco, to the Italian border. If you like the beach, don't miss it. Aix-en-provence, where lavender is found, is not far away, while the nearby tourist cities of Avignon and Nimes have famous Roman ruins.
Saint Malo and Saint Michel
St. Malo is the most popular tourist destination in northern France. It's best known for its ancient walls that kept pirates out, its surf beaches, and its well-preserved medieval city. The St. Michel complex, a Christian shrine, becomes an island at high tide, requiring rowing; When the tide goes out, you can walk up.
The Loire is the longest river in France. The Loire Valley region is located in various periods of French history, large and small dozens of famous royal castles, among which the most famous is Chambord castle (Chenonceaux), etc. Since the castle is scattered, it is more convenient to charter or drive.
The region of Bretagne, which includes the whole of northwest France, was historically an independent country with its own language, which is no longer spoken. Ethnically close to the Scots and Irish. Brittany has too many small towns and is very scenic. Margo's journey through Brittany on the TER, a new single-train train from France, is still a memorable one. This single car is a bit like a bus, one compartment, no locomotive, the driver is in front, separated by a door, the interior layout is also like a bus, passengers can sit and stand, the difference is of course, it runs on the rails, there are many stops, not fast, passengers constantly up and down, very interesting.
Ferries cross the Channel from several locations in northern France to cities in southern England. In addition to the Eurostar high-speed train between Paris and London, which runs through tunnels across the sea, ferries are also an option if you want to travel to both countries. It usually takes most of the day or night for ferries to cross the Channel.