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

Grand Séminaire, Université Laval 1. Locals are extremely reluctant to speak foreign languages. Going on a trip, be sure to learn a few simple phrases in French and take along a French phrase book.
2. If during a walk you need to find some kind of attraction, shop or restaurant, it is best to ask older people for help. They'll explain how to get there much better.
3. For walks around the city, it's best to choose elegant and modest clothes of neutral shades. In many restaurants and entertainment centers, there is a strict dress code, the requirements of which need to be clarified in advance.
4. Travelers who expect to use the services of local taxis should not forget to tip your drivers. The tip amount is usually 1-2 euros.
5. Thrifty tourists should definitely pay attention to local supermarkets and farm shops. Here you can buy not only regular products but also many rare delicacies. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The most expensive hotels, restaurants, and cafes are located in the city center. If you move at least 200 meters away from the center, the prices in restaurants and shops will be much lower.
7. The city is very convenient for traveling on foot so tourists rarely use public transport services. Those visiting Laval for the first time should definitely take a detailed map of the city at a travel agency.
Local people's character and behavior may seem quite unusual to many foreign tourists. They are very committed to their culture and native language, which is the reason why they are … Open
8. It's a good idea to rent a car if you're going to explore the outskirts of the city. There are many interesting natural sights near Laval.
9. The city has a very pet-friendly policy. Don't be surprised if at the next table in a prestigious restaurant you see visitors with their dogs.
10. Locals pay great attention to the order and rules established in the city. Going for a walk, be sure to find out about sidewalks suitable for that, and in parks, it is only allowed to relax on specially equipped sites.
11. Resting in a cafe or a restaurant, absolutely everyone can order a carafe of clean water and baguette for free. Such a rule is historical and has been in effect for over a hundred years.
12. The main form of public transport in Laval is the bus. Before the trip, you should definitely take care of small change, and for active tourists, it will be cheaper to buy a travel pass.
13. The easiest way to get to Laval is from Paris, the distance between these cities is about 130 km. The city is connected with the capital by railway and buses.
14. Fans of walking should definitely take comfortable shoes with them. Narrow streets paved with cobblestones predominate in the historic district, some of them have quite steep ascents and descents.
15. It would be nice to visit Laval in the winter. The weather is very mild and comfortable, on Christmas Eve the city is always decorated with festive illuminations, interesting entertainment programs are also organized here.
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Chateau d Angers

From the series “The greatest France castles ”
Count Geoffrey II built the very first stone castle on the site of a wooden fortress in the early 11th century. One of the largest reformations in the history of the castle took place under the rule of Catherine de' Medici in the 16th century. The castle has been on full alert all these years. It served as a refuge for the Polish government in 1939. The Polish government sought shelter from German troops. The fortress was occupied by German troops a year later. The fortress managed to preserve many of its historical values despite the complex history. … Read further

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