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Avis Car Rental

car rental Avis offers special prices for Metropole readers, lower than on Avis' own Web sites.

To rent a car in France you must be at least 20 years old and have held a full driving license for a year or more. Insurance is mandatory. A valid US or Canadian driver's license is sufficient. An International Driver's License is not required. Click the graphic or click Avis Car Rental to make a reservation.

Virtually There

car rentalVirtually There solves the problem of so much to see in so little time in France and Europe by offering a wide selection of rental cars.

Having your own car enables you stop touring and take time off for a picnic, or take a completely different route. Driving is fun in Europe and doesn't depend on timetables. Reserve your car now so that it'll be waiting for you rather than search one when you are in a hurry. Also see Virtually There's rental tips for saving money, renting cars and driving in Europe.


raileurope Train service in France is efficient, comfortable and can be very fast. It is one of the most popular ways to get around, allowing travelers to view the countryside in a swift fashion while departing from and arriving at city centres. France's extensive railway network connects most cities and many towns throughout the country.

The TGV service, or 'Train à Grande Vitesse,' operates at a commercial speeds of up to 186 mph. The high–speed network also includes routes to every destination in Europe. The Eurostar service connects Paris to London in less than three hours, and to Brussels.

Paris' airport Charles–de–Gaulle at Roissy has a high–speed train station, as does the Disneyland Resort just to the east of Paris. Smaller towns without train stations are generally linked by comfortable bus services to the nearest rail station. Click the graphic or click Raileurope to make your reservation.


qixo flight booking Find your next flight from anywhere to Paris fast with Qixo. Ease of use, lowest prices, largest selection of airlines and best variety of flight times are what you'll find on the mega-booking Qixo Web site. When you book your flight, think Qixo first! Click the graphic or click Qixo to book your flight today.

Airport Connection

airport connectionToo much luggage? Not ready for Paris' public transport yet? Use Airport Connection's door–to–door shuttle service to and from Paris' airports Charles–de–Gaulle at Roissy, or Orly.

Airport Connection provides a comfortable and efficient shuttle service operating 7 days a week between Paris and both major airports. The office is open 7 days a week from 7 am to 8 pm – 7:00 to 20:00. Airport shuttle services generally begin operation at 4 am, or 04:00, which will be appreciated by many all–night Transtlantic flyers. Click the graphic or click Airport Connection to have your shuttle waiting for you.

France Montgolfières

montgolfieresFrance Montgolfières offers a wide variety of ballooning packages. These include daily flights scheduled in nine regions of France, from March to November. Balloon flights are not as fast as a high–speed TGV train, but have a better, unhurried, view.

Begun in a village in Burgundy 15 years ago, France Montgolfières today offers hot air balloon flights that delight over 7000 passengers annually. The company is fully certified for passenger transport by the Civil Aviation Authorities.

Let France Montgolfières' team of dynamic and experienced bilingual pilots welcome and assist you during a wonderful balloon flight over, for example, the Loire Valley. Click the graphic or click France Montgolfières to make your reservation.


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USubscribe.Com has flexible payment options too. If you're not comfortable putting your credit card information on the Internet, then USubscribe.Com will be more then happy to bill you for your order or allow you to call in your credit card number to our customer service call center. Click the graphic or click USubscribe.Com to choose your subscriptions.

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Café Metropoleô Blanc de Blanc

metropole blanc de blanc Instead of a T–shirt, Metropole Paris has its own brand of sparkling wine for readers and their friends. Named by its maker, reader and Café Metropole Club member Allan Pangborn, as Café Metropoleô Blanc de Blanc, it is now available for sale online.

Place your order today through Allan's Moonlight Sparkling Wine Cellar Web site.

For more information about this less than usual, but very good wine, here is a link to the unusual story of the wine as it appeared in past issues of Metropole Paris.

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Metropole's Affiliates

The following product or service providers have chosen Metropole because their offers may be of value to you and I agree with them.

venere hotels Venere has a complete and secure online reservation service that links you directly to five–star and budget hotels in Paris. Make sure that your in France stay will be a pleasant one with this second Venere link.

hotel bookings Bookings has expanded their reservation service for a wider selection of Paris hotels in select areas of the city. For extra savings, be sure to check out Bookings' special offers for Paris. For the rest of France, make your choice long before you arrive.

hiway2health 'HighwayToHealth' provides a 'city health profile' for Paris as well as travel insurance. Sign up for these services before you need them and travel with peace of mind.

petanque america 'Petanque America' exports quality Obut pétanque balls from France and will ship them to you anywhere in the Americas – which will save you the effort of carrying them all the way from Paris. Be the first on your block to introduce the game of pétanque – or 'boules.' It's a fresh–air low–stress version of bowling, and much quieter.

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