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Prehistoric Sites of Aquitaine

It all started 400 000 years ago, when  Homo Erectus arrived in Perigord, coming from Africa.

The traces of early settlements show his ability to use some technology, like two sides’ flint, or fire, signs of adaptation to the cold environment in the glaciations eras.
Later on, Neandertal took his place; first species originating from Europe, he left numerous remnants of the tools he used or the game he hunted, until he disappeared 30 000years ago. He was the first human ancestor to bury the dead, thus testifying of a spiritual behaviour.

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Looking for Frederique Bach

I am trying to find an old friend from LePuy en Velay.  Her name is Frederique Bach.  I did a French exchange with her in about 1990, she would have stayed with my family in Sutton, Dublin, Ireland. 

At the time she was friends with Max Mejean, Florence and had a boyfriend called Jean.  If anyone has any information please email me.  I would really like to get back in contact with her.

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Paris trip advices

Hi everyone, Just return from paris and i want to share some advises with you : first of all, if you go to the louvre museum, don’t take the main […]

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How to get to Sainte Enimie (Gorges du Tarn)

I will be traveling to Sainte Enimie in September, flying out of JFK in NYC.  Does anyone know the best way to get there once I land in Paris?  Is it better to fly to Montpellier or take a train?  Once I get to Montpellier, how do I get to Sainte Enimie?  Is there some other city I should fly into, or to take a train to, instead of Montpellier?  This will be my first trip to Europe.  I am not going through a travel agency as I will be doing volunteer work in Sainte Enimie.  Any advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

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This is about the hotel called Golden Tulip Royal Garden Champs Elysees Hotel. We made a reservation for 4 nights but unfortunatly we could only stay one night .The room […]

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Georges Braule

I met Georges Braule on a school trip to France at Easter time in 1964.We stopped at a school in Avignon and that is where I met him. He went to do his national service in 1964 and served in the French navy. We wrote to each other for 2 years. He must be around 60+ now and I would love to know if anyone thinks they know this man

I have often thought about him and wondered what happened to him.

Thank you ………..


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Public transportation in Burgandy

I will be traveling witrh my wife to France in late September.  We will spend a couple of days in Paris and then take the train to Auxerre.  From there we have to travel to Baye, on the Naivernais canal, for a week's voyage north to Mailly-la-Ville. 

It seems next to impossible to find transportation information, including costs, for travel within Burgandy.  Specifically, where can I get  bus schedules and prices for Auxerre to Baye, and for           Mailly-la-Ville to Auxerre?  I would prefer to travel by bus, but failing that, how much must I budget  for for a taxi for each trip?

Any advice will be gratefully accepted.



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Long Lost Friend !

Hi everyone, just wondered if anyone could help me locate a long lost friend from France, last known area was Montellimar.

Name is Thierry Despesseux, not sure on the sir name spelling. His father was called Jean.

Last saw him in a village called Ponte Barret just outside Montellimar, his parents were teachers at the local village primary school. Thierry went to a senior school in Montellimar.

This was in the mid seventies so quite a long time ago, lol.

Any help in locating Thierry or his family would be much appreciated.

Kind Regards

Sean Chester

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