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Old 12.08.2010, 15:56
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South West France

I wanted to go down to south West France from Zurich for a long week end (Perpignan area).

Seems to be a very difficult place to get too. It is a bit too far to drive for a weekend & all the flights are via Paris or London or other far away places so the journey takes all day.

Only possibility I have found so far is Basel/Mulhouse to Toulouse but by the time I go to Mulhouse & take a hire car in Toulouse then most of the day is also gone.

No good TGV connection either, best I found was about 9 hours.

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Old 12.08.2010, 15:59
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Re: South West France

I think it is too far for a weekend by car and as you said: Too remote to get there in any other way easily.

A long time ago I went camping to the Cote Vermeille and I really loved Collioure. http://www.collioure.com/
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Re: South West France

Probably the quickest would be a flight to Barcelona, and hire a car or try and navigate a train to Perignan. Swiss do it and the flight times out are cool, but crappy coming back as I remember.
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Re: South West France

A wonderful part of France, (I am there now!), and luckily not well-known - so don't tell too many people about it! Have a look at night trains - there was the Talgo which went to Barcelona, stopping at Perpignan, but don't know if it still runs. Otherwise have a look at flights to Gerona - it is just a short drive away, or you can get the "Frog-bus" which runs to Perpignan regularly from Gerona. Good luck - it's worth the trouble....
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Re: South West France

Thanks everyone, will look at the suggestions

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Re: South West France

I don't think you can fly direct for ZH to Girona.
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Re: South West France

The main difficulty with going to the south west of France is that you wouldn't be even vaguely close to Perpignan as it is in the south east!
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I don't think you can fly direct for ZH to Girona.
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