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Preparing your trip to La Rochelle: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Cathedrale Saint-Louis 1. Several daily trains to Paris depart from La Rochelle; the journey takes less than three hours. Day trips to the French capital are popular among travelers. Budget travelers prefer to live in modest hotels of La Rochelle and travel to explore landmarks of the capital.
2. Thrifty travelers are advised to buy a La Rochelle city pass at the tourist office. It can be used for a period of one to seven days and entitles you to discounts at a variety of excursions. The card also offers using public transport for free.
3. Tourists should note that they can visit city's major attractions (the Orbigny-Bernon Museum and three towers) on a single ticket. You can learn about details in the tourist center and at the tour desk in the hotel’s territory.
4. Local residents have a welcoming and responsive attitude toward foreigners. Travelers should consider a few standard rules of behavior. When entering into a public place, it is required to greet all those present; it is also required to thank for any service.
5. Locals appreciate their native language and are reluctant to talk in foreign, even if they are fluent in it. In order to prepossess citizens, it’s necessary to learn a few phrases in their native language, as it would certainly have the desired effect. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Choosing a place for dining, you should pay an attention to local residents. The more visitors are in the restaurant or cafe, the better its reputation is. There a lot of restaurants, designed exclusively for the uninformed tourists, where prices are too high.
7. In most restaurants a service charge is included in the general account and makes out not more than 15% of the total order. In small cafes and budget restaurants tip has to be 5-10% of the total account.
Many consider La Rochelle as a typical provincial town. Indeed, it has a very calm and measured rhythm of life, nothing breaks the atmosphere of harmony reigning here on a normal day. At the … Open
8. Local shops don’t open before 10:00 am and serve visitors to 6:00-7:00 pm. You can pay with credit card in large shopping centers; visitors of small shops and open markets have to have cash. On Sunday, most shops and supermarkets are closed.
9. Common mean of transport is a taxi, which should be taken on special parking or called by phone. Despite the fact that all cars have meters, it’s better to calculate tariff beforehand.
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France: travelling advices

1. Paris is the main tourist city in the world, however it is rather small. You can walk through it on foot, even if you are located in one of the remote quarters. Walking around Paris will be a fascinating excursion and will allow you to best feel the true spirit of France.
2. In large cities and especially Paris, one should beware of neighborhoods and areas where immigrants live. Because of the high unemployment rate, some of them lead a criminal way of life. At night, robberies are common in such areas.
3. When visiting popular tourist places as the Louvre, the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower, the Latin Quarter, it is worth being extremely attentive. In such places, the concentration of pickpockets is the highest.
4. Most museums offer flexible prices. On some days they work for free. … Open
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Traveling in Norway: the Best Places to See During a Short Getaway

If you plan to stay in Norway only for several days, do not limit yourself to the capital. Hotels in Oslo are quite expensive but it is still better to book a hotel located close to the city center. Most tourists start their journey in Norway with Oslo as the biggest airport in the country is located in the capital. The capital’s major attractions include the Oslo Opera House, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Munch Museum, Grand Hotel, Parliament building, and Karl Johaus Gate Road. Visit the Munch Museum to see famous “The Scream” painting and then move to Aker Brygge harbor – most tourists come here to take pictures of old ships. Finally, the Grünerløkka neighborhood is a trendy place for everyone who likes partying at night or visiting cute vintage shops in the daytime. Read this

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Travelling to La Rochelle - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in La Rochelle. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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