Transport

Come with us on a trip to discover transportation in France. Learn about the historic ‘Train Bleu’ - the historic night express train taking holiday-makers from Calais to the French Riviera, the classic Citroen DS car revered by de Gaulle and voted the most beautiful car of all time, the architectual complexity of the Transbordeur in Rochefort and the bicycle in Jacques Tati’s famous film, ‘Jour de Fête. Transport news and much more.


Renault Alpine Dieppe

 © Renault Alpine Dieppe 

03 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture, Made in France, Transport

Made in France; Renault Alpine

Alpine is a French automobile manufacturer, owned by the Renault group. The company was created in Dieppe, in Normandy, in 1955 by Jean Rédélé, at the time Renault dealer. He made a remarkable breakthrough in the sports automobile sector. Seventeen years after the end of production of the last Alpine model, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, announced on November 5, 2012 the rebirth of Alpine2.

Hot air balloon flight in Provence

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10 March 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Holidays, Tourism, Transport

Hot air balloon flights in Provence

Treat yourself to Provence seen from the sky in a hot air balloon. More than a trip, feel the soul of an adventurer during the time of Jules Vernes. The base is near the pretty village of Forcalquier, in the Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence department. Allow 3 hours which includes the preparations, take-off, flight, landing and toast of the balloonists.

Carte Postale, Micklewright

04 March 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Transport, Tourism

Le Train Bleu; Paris to Menton

As tourism to the south of France gained popularity towards the end of the 19th century, a train service was introduced for the wealthy and famous travellers taking them from Calais to Paris and onwards to the final town on the Cote d'Azur before the Italian border, Menton. Here's the story of Le Train Beu.


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