The French Government has announced plans to extend the high speed train network beyond Bordeaux to connect to Agen, Toulouse and another line to Bayonne, Biarritz and the Spanish Border. This is in addition to a new line from Bordeaux north to Tours and the Loire Valley. However don’t get too excited just yet –
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One of the joys of travelling through France by car is the opportunity to get off the autoroutes and main N roads and follow back roads to your destination. Often these are surprisingly quiet and can allow you to cover long distance at a decent speed, except for the towns and villages en route.
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Another link in the French autoroute network will connect Bordeaux and Pau when the A65 opens in early 2011.
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Despite already having a well-developed high speed train (TGV) network, the French have plans to double the length of the special TGV lines by 2020 from the current 1750km. Trains a Grand Vitesse (TGVs) do run on on many major routes, but not all the line is a dedicated TGV track which permits speeds of
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The South West of France has strong connections with its Spanish neighbours on the other side of the Pyrenees.
These links were strengthened during the Spanish Civil War when many refugees sought sanctuary in the region and were welcomed. The traditions of bull-fighting, music and dance were keenly integrated in different areas. The Basque country
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