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by Polly and Steve
Wed 28 Mar 2012 21:40
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 20037

Perpignan Airport - Navette

Returning last Monday to Perps after a long (too long!) winter in the UK, we were told that the good old Navette to the Gare had been replaced by a regular bus service (No 7). From what we could make out the nearest this bus got to the station was Catalogne (FNAC); we took a taxi as time was tight t...
by Polly and Steve
Mon 26 Apr 2010 22:52
Forum: Travel
Topic: van hire
Replies: 11
Views: 4105

Van Hire

Hi Mand - Have just finished a mammoth research into self-drive van hire, man and van, part loads you name it for our final push south in early September and the best we've found is Europcar £369.60 for a 7 day hire Cambridge/Ceret/Cambridge, with our travel expenses on top of course; this is for a ...
by Polly and Steve
Fri 19 Feb 2010 15:19
Forum: Travel
Topic: driving to PO
Replies: 25
Views: 18612

Driving to the P-O

Durrrrr - the service area is on the A16 just north of Abbeville!
by Polly and Steve
Fri 19 Feb 2010 15:17
Forum: Travel
Topic: driving to PO
Replies: 25
Views: 18612

Driving to the P-O

Hi Beamer - can recommend a lovely B & B stopover that we've used and several other Forum members too I believe. It's called La Villonniere and it's just off Junction 20 of the A20, about half way from the channel ports and the P-O. so you'd need to be arriving in Calais no later than 10 am I should...
by Polly and Steve
Fri 04 Dec 2009 13:55
Forum: Travel
Topic: Motor rail
Replies: 1
Views: 1789

Motor Rail

Hi Marguerite - yes, it is sad, we used it a couple of times as you know. It was a bit rough and ready but did the job! The service on offer now is Auto Train which you have to pick up in Paris. The car goes on a transporter and you travel on a separate TGV. I think there's a link to it on the Rail ...
by Polly and Steve
Tue 14 Jul 2009 18:59
Forum: Travel
Topic: Buses
Replies: 22
Views: 8366

Buses

Sorry, didn't finish answering your questions!.............. We've always found them very reliable and punctual and the drivers are happy chappies (at least the ones on the Ceret to Perpignan route are!). You pay when you get on (have always only ever bought a single, don't know if they're geared up...
by Polly and Steve
Tue 14 Jul 2009 18:52
Forum: Travel
Topic: Buses
Replies: 22
Views: 8366

Buses

Hi Sav, we're great users of the buses especially with this 2 Euro return ticket!

If you click on www.cg66.com and then select Routes Transports from the tabs at the top, then select Voyageurs from the drop down list on the left, you'll get all the local bus timetables.

Have fun!
by Polly and Steve
Thu 14 May 2009 16:02
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Ryanair with Wine...
Replies: 71
Views: 22404

Ryanair with Wine

I'm travelling with Steve and he'd be happy to travel with you too!!!!! Sorry............ I could have done this all online with www.raileurope.co.uk but you have to really look out for their £109 deals, so I went into Cambridge station where there's a European desk and booked through them. There's ...
by Polly and Steve
Thu 14 May 2009 12:22
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Ryanair with Wine...
Replies: 71
Views: 22404

Ryanair with Wine

Yes, Marguerite, bless you, we're fine, but I'm just hopping mad!! The announcement on Ryanair's website says that by closing down the check in desks the money saved will be passed on to customers in the form of lower fares - this will probably bear out under the microscope in some cases, but he's n...
by Polly and Steve
Thu 14 May 2009 12:01
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Ryanair with Wine...
Replies: 71
Views: 22404

Ryanair with Wine

There are other possibilities, and other airports, and we're not averse to the train or even the coach (!) as those of you who know us already know, but Ryanair Stansted to Perpignan works perfectly for us timings wise and for onward transport to Ceret, so at the end of the day it's a case of paying...
by Polly and Steve
Thu 14 May 2009 11:29
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Ryanair with Wine...
Replies: 71
Views: 22404

Ryanair with Wine

Bet the Electron card 'concession' is about to get the chop if M O'L's latest money grabbing ploy is anything to go by - Opas's Ryanair Again posting yesterday has slipped under the radar so you may not be aware, but now we're going to be charged £5 per ticket for printing off our boarding passes on...
by Polly and Steve
Thu 07 May 2009 10:43
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Ryanair with Wine...
Replies: 71
Views: 22404

Ryanair with Wine

Like Colin, I just applied online for a Halifax Easycash account and I use their online banking facility to top up funds as and when. But yes, John, looking at their terms and conditions it does say 'available to people over 18 who must be resident in the UK'. Ways around??????
by Polly and Steve
Wed 06 May 2009 13:09
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Ryanair with Wine...
Replies: 71
Views: 22404

Ryanair with Wine

Yes, agree with everyone that an Electron card is a must; have had my Halifax one for about a year now - I just keep this as a dedicated account with a couple of hundred quid in it to grab the cheap flights. 99% of the time we fly Stansted/Perpignan and only ever have a cabin bag each and do online ...
by Polly and Steve
Sun 04 Jan 2009 15:04
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: A Salutory Tale
Replies: 18
Views: 6516

A Salutory Tale

We're so sorry John and Barbara to hear this; what a miserable thing to have happen. A collective hug from Polly, Steve and David - but actually you could probably do without it as we're all crawling around in varying stages of flu!! Nothing to what you're having to go through though; wish we were t...
by Polly and Steve
Sat 27 Sep 2008 15:33
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Refugee camp
Replies: 18
Views: 7570

Refugee camp

Thanks for the link Paddy Frog. Interesting information there; managed to understand a lot of it, but my loss with my limited French. Will take a detour next time we're speeding up the autoroute.
by Polly and Steve
Fri 26 Sep 2008 21:51
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Refugee camp
Replies: 18
Views: 7570

Refugee camp

Marguerite .....Durrrrr............just found lots of info on the Rivesaltes camp on, yes of course, this very site!! Should've known, shouldn't I. Click on the Tourist info tab at the top of the home page and then Historical sites in the drop down sub section and voila!
by Polly and Steve
Fri 26 Sep 2008 20:40
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Refugee camp
Replies: 18
Views: 7570

Refugee camp

Thanks Carol, yes I do remember your post now. Anyway, Victoria Hislop's book now ordered through Amazon (2p for Kate, hurray!) and it should be waiting for me when I get back next week.
by Polly and Steve
Fri 26 Sep 2008 17:01
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Refugee camp
Replies: 18
Views: 7570

Refugee camp

Yes, a big one! I'm half way through reading Rosemary Bailey's book 'Love and War in the Pyrenees' and I'm on the chapter about the Rivesaltes camp at the moment - it's harrowing stuff. Thought I'd get a lot more out of the book reading it while I'm actually here and it's so interesting; this whole ...
by Polly and Steve
Thu 11 Sep 2008 16:08
Forum: Travel
Topic: FROGBUS.com
Replies: 14
Views: 6492

Frogbus.com

In reply to Inbetweenie's post, there is a very good Couriers Catalans bus service between Amelie/Ceret/Maureillas and Perpignan which stops in Le Boulou at the far end of the main street near the Post Office. We use it a lot and it's very reliable and cheap! It'll take you to the railway station in...
by Polly and Steve
Sun 24 Aug 2008 20:45
Forum: Travel
Topic: French Motorail
Replies: 13
Views: 4963

French Motorail

Yes, sorry, when I tried the link it failed too. I then just Googled on to Daily Telegraph, went to the Travel section and typed in Motorail in their search box. Good, interesting (and scary) comments follow the article! Am I tempting fate????.........
by Polly and Steve
Sun 24 Aug 2008 20:42
Forum: Travel
Topic: French Motorail
Replies: 13
Views: 4963

French Motorail

I'm sure it wouldn't hold up against any of the things you mention John. As I said, for me it was a means to an end (frail, elderly Mum and a frail, elderly car to get back all in one piece; not sure about the rationale for the return trip - the frail elderly Mum will be a component part and I guess...
by Polly and Steve
Sun 24 Aug 2008 19:49
Forum: Travel
Topic: French Motorail
Replies: 13
Views: 4963

French Motorail

Having recently made the journey from Narbonne to Calais, and shortly to take the return trip, it was interesting to read last week's article in the Telegraph about a reader's recent experience www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe. While we were fairly pleased with our trip I do agree that...
by Polly and Steve
Mon 30 Jun 2008 11:52
Forum: Travel
Topic: Good stopovers from Cherbourg to Argeles?
Replies: 8
Views: 7143

Good stopovers from Cherbourg to Argeles

We'd like to recommend La Villonniere - two or three couples on the Forum are now 'regulars' and really enjoy staying there. For me, it (almost!) makes going back to the UK bearable!! It's a pretty farmhouse just beyond Parnac, just off Junction 20 of the A20 autoroute north of Limoges run by Sarah ...
by Polly and Steve
Tue 08 Apr 2008 18:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: Re-registering a car in France
Replies: 60
Views: 20922

Re-registering a car in France

Thanks Sue and Paul and Rose - Generali now on my 'to visit' list for May and fingers crossed. The two insurers I've spoken to in the past would only agree to insure me if I provided evidence of having started the re-registration process, so it'll be wonderful if they can take me on. Will let you kn...
by Polly and Steve
Tue 08 Apr 2008 12:21
Forum: Travel
Topic: Re-registering a car in France
Replies: 60
Views: 20922

Re-registering a car in France

Yes, I sympathise Steve and Julie; I've been trying to get the same question answered myself as we keep my 15 year old lovely Golf in our secure garage in Ceret as a runaround when we're there - like you, for six or eight visits a year at the moment. I got very excited as I read an article in French...
by Polly and Steve
Sun 06 Apr 2008 22:28
Forum: Travel
Topic: Overnight Paris to Perpignan train?
Replies: 16
Views: 7582

Overnight Paris to Perpignan train

Yes, 'twas me! Hi John!!......and as the man says, not overly comfortable if you have a companion next to you but more than OK if the bus isn't full and you have a double seat to yourself, especially for the overnight leg which is between Lyon and Calais going north and after Lille and on to Lyon go...
by Polly and Steve
Thu 24 Jan 2008 23:18
Forum: Travel
Topic: Controle Technique and Car Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 4301

Controle Technique and Car Insurance

Sorry folks, this is the thinly disguised old chestnut of re-registering UK cars in France, but not exactly! Technically we don't have to re-register my 1995 VW Golf at the moment because although she remains smugly in the P-O, we are still rooted in the UK and only spend short spells in Ceret and j...
by Polly and Steve
Thu 29 Nov 2007 11:53
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Tax d'habitation check
Replies: 11
Views: 5421

Tax d'habitation check

Yes, we've just returned to the UK to find our tax d'habitation waiting for us - just over 900 euros (including tv licence) for a two bedroom apartment in Ceret; the taxe fonciere was about the same too. We had already been to the Hotel des Impots in Perpignan to check what we were in for so it wasn...
by Polly and Steve
Thu 25 Oct 2007 17:07
Forum: Health
Topic: Health care
Replies: 60
Views: 17876

Health care

By chance found a good article on the French Entree website yesterday - www.frenchentree.com/fe-health - which might be of some use too.