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  • Absolutely Awesome Apartment

    "My husband and myself stayed at F&F's apartment for 1 week over the course of our daughter's wedding to a young Frenchman she met while studying in Tours. The apartment exceeded all our expectations, to say the least! We visited Tours in 2009 and when the wedding was planned we knew we wanted to stay in the Place Plumereau area. We were thrilled to find the apartment was only about 1 block from the heart of Place Plumereau rather than the 2-3 we thought it was by the map of the area! Location, location, location..with none of the noise you might expect. We hosted get-togethers with both the French and Canadian guests/family and all wondered if we had secretly won the lottery! Absolutely beautiful, with all the amenities you could want. Both owers and the housekeeper were very helpful the one time we contacted them during our stay. We were only about a 15 min walk to Cathedral St. Gatien, 10 min tram ride to downtown Tours, 20 min drive to Amboise, 30 min to Chateau Villandry and some wineries. Absolutely perfect. We would definitely recommend this to friends and relatives...ideed our daughter and her new husband would love to stay here whenever they come back to Tours!"
    Guest: Wendy A R. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 4, 2014
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  • Very pleasant super central one bedroom on rue Montorgueil

    "We did really appreciate this large one bedroom apartment, fully equiped (great kitchen!), on the first floor but with a lift and especially a feeling of being in the city, so central and so convenient for all type of shopping, restaurants (we recommend the Café du Centre just in front of the flat!)... We will come back for you. Thank you Pierre, for you warm welcoming! A bien tot! Ana et Michael"
    Guest: pit pit g. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • très bon séjour

    "Appartement très bien équipé , rien ne manque ,terrasse très agréable ,parking en sous sol très appréciable . La ville de Vannes est superbe à visiter.Nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances en famille .L'accueil était très bien ."
    Guest: nathalie w. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • great location and comfortable apartment

    "My daughter and I spent a week in this apartment and thoroughly enjoyed it!! Metro was minutes away and we traveled to numerous sites throughout Paris. Olivier the manager met us within 10 minutes of our arrival, explained the apartment uses, was responsive to an issue with the bathroom and great to work with. The apartment looked exactly as pictured and was comfortable for 2 people and we made ample use of the kitchen. Street was lively at night and we enjoyed listening to the music from the clubs. A/C was extremely useful since the temperature climbed into the 80's during our visit. Overall I would recommend this to Apartment to anyone."
    Guest: Louise F. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 21, 2014
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Europe Travel Tips

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the U.S. and bonjour, ciao or hola to Europe, here are some country highlights and other tips to get you started on planning your perfect European getaway:

European Travel Tips

There’s a lot to keep in mind when traveling across the pond, especially to a country where you don’t speak the language. Though Europe is a collection of diverse countries, there are some general things to know about this Old World continent that will help you plan and enjoy your trip.

- Learn a few polite key words, standard greetings and salutations in each country that you visit, including: good morning, how are you, I’m fine, thank you and please. Another helpful phrase that needs no explanation is: “Where is the bathroom?”

- In the majority of European locales, waiters and other restaurant workers are paid full salaries and don’t depend on tips as wait staff do in the U.S. It’s standard to leave just a few Euro (unless you have a very large group) as a tip for each meal.

- Before leaving for your trip, make sure your passport is up-to-date, as well as your license if you plan to rent a car. Check in with your bank to let them know you’ll be vacationing in Europe so they are aware and don’t freeze your account. Ask about their credit and debit card policies for ATM use abroad.

- Pack lightly, if you can! Many charming old buildings in Europe don’t have elevators, so it won’t be fun to carry a very heavy bag up several flights of stairs. Also, if you forget some essentials, you should be able to find what you need abroad.

-Purchase converters and adapters so you can charge your phone, dry your hair and plug in your laptop without ruining your devices or blowing out the power.

Italy

Italy is one of the top spots for Americans on their European travels due to its seductive culture, scenic landscapes, ancient history and rich cuisine. Some of the best things to do in Italy are to wander down narrow, ancient streets and duck into various opulent and ancient churches. Indulge in the Italian tradition of a four-hour meal in a fancy restaurant, relishing in “il dolce di fare niente” - the beauty of doing nothing. Here are some of the must-see cities and sights on your Italian vacation:

Rome

Your Roman holiday will be filled with architectural gems known the world over. Take a tour of the Colosseum, spend a few hours traversing the ruins and stare up at remarkably well-preserved temples in the Roman Forum. Walk down an unassuming, narrow alley until you emerge in a wide-open piazza and are graced by the magnificence of the Pantheon. Other must-visits are the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, the fountains of Piazza Navona and the Borghese Gardens. Grab gelato at tiny Old Bridge and massive La Palma - two of the best gelaterias in the city.

Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside is romantically written about by authors around the world, and when you pay a visit to Siena, Florence or the smaller surrounding cities, you’ll know why. Stay at a bed and breakfast in the rolling, sunflower-laden countryside outside Siena, and make sure to spend some time in the city center as well - Piazza del Campo (the town square) and the Siena Cathedral are particularly breathtaking. In Florence, the center of the European Renaissance, make an appointment ahead of time for the renowned Uffizi Gallery, shop for gold jewelry on Ponte Vecchio, climb the steep steps inside the Florence Duomo for thrilling views and don’t miss seeing Michelangelo’s famous “David” at the Accademia di Belle Arti.

United Kingdom

The U.K. is a good place to visit for your first trip to Europe because there’s no need to learn a new language. You might want to learn a few British slang words though: A restroom is “the loo,” a stroller is a “pram” and “knockered” means completely exhausted. Here are some tips and top spots for U.K. holidays:

London, England

London is a massive, cosmopolitan city brimming with culture, history and fun. While you are here, take a ride on the London Eye, tour Her Majesty’s Buckingham Palace, learn about the sordid and magnificent history of the Tower of London and make an appointment ahead of time to climb the 334 steps up Big Ben’s belfry for excellent views of Westminster. Also, take advantage of London’s fabulous museums such as the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum and the British Museum, an architectural gem that holds the Rosetta Stone and other famous antiquities - they’re all free to visit! Your trip will not be complete without a shopping trip at Harrod’s and a stroll through part of the 350-acre Hyde Park.

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland is known for its emerald countryside and scenic cliffs overlooking the sea. While in Dublin, one of the top things to do is visit the ancient Dublin and Malahide castles. Walk through the historic, gothic-style St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century, have a picnic in Phoenix Park or St. Stephen’s Green and go shopping on quaint Grafton Street. Other must-visits are the Trinity College Library, the Kilmainham Gaol panopticon prison and the National Museum Ireland. Take a tour and raise a glass at the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.

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