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This guide classifies hotels into three categories, for
three different types of traveller:
these pages, About-France.com has carefully selected a choice of hotels
near the main railway stations in France. All hotels are in easy walking distance of
the station, and are good bases for anyone travelling round France by
- Hotels for backpackers
hotels or hostels offering very basic but acceptable accommodation
essentially for younger travellers.
- Budget hotels
three star hotels providing the essential comforts for visitors on a
- Upscale hotels,
three star hotels and above, boutique hotels and other hotels offering
comfortable and fully serviced accommodation.
If visiting a city for a night or two, it makes sense to
hotel close to the station, and avoid having to carry backpacks or
around with you more than necessary. As an added advantage,
without your bags it's easier to walk into town, see the sights as
you go, and save on expensive taxi fares.
2 : other cities
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hotels near railway stations in the main French tourist cities: Paris,
Dijon, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, Nantes, Nancy, Bordeaux, Toulouse,
have been carefully selected from among the choice available, giving
priority to well reviewed hotels, hotels offering good or
reasonable value, and hotels in relatively quiet locations
- The Hotel
Mercure Avignon TGV station
Modern hotel located 500 metres from the station
car park, pool and restaurant. Note that the Avignon TGV station is
town, though there are regular bus services into town.
Cloître Saint Louis, Avignon
three hundred yards from the Avignon city train station,
hotel is housed in an old monastery on a side street within the old
city of Avignon. It has a pool in season. Plenty of character in the
old parts of the hotel, less in the modern wings. Located close to the
Cours Jean Jaurès, the main shopping street, and within
distance of Avignon's historic sites.
opposite the main station (with train shuttle to TGV station) , close
to the ramparts, this is a classic Ibis Budget
hotel, clean and simple. A footpath running through
attractive gardens links the station and the historic city
Notre that the Besançon TGV station is
town, but linked by shuttle trains from Viotte
station which is in town.
Western Hotel Univers
three star hotel with 71 rooms lies in the heart of old Cannes, between
the railroad station and the sea front. Bar and breakfast room on the
sixth floor, with views out over the rooftops of Cannes. Well furnished
comfortable bedrooms, and a great location for exploring Cannes.
- ECO/BCK- Hotel
bright, clean quiet and friendly two star hotel, named after (or in
American English, named for) the old Paris-Lyon-Marseille railway
company. Lots of good reviews. A short walk from the train station, and
from the beach and the famous Croisette boulevard. Plenty of
restaurants in the vicinity.
Best Western - Terminus
just opposite the Grenoble railway station, the Hotel Terminus is a
classic three-star hotel. Friendly staff, fairly spacious and
comfortable rooms. There are plenty of restaurants in the area,
including Chinese and other ethnic restaurants.
Novotel Grenoble Centre
clean rooms, many with views to the mountains; friendly staff. The
hotel has a restaurant and a bar, and fitness facilities. It is
situated two minutes from the station, in a calm location in the
Europole WTC convention centre, with easy access to the town centre.
Chantecler - the Originals ***
Attractive modern three-star hotel with 32 rooms 500 metres from the
station. The hotel is located in a quiet street. Clean, functional and
spacious rooms. There are restaurants close by, and plenty more towards
the town centre.
Novotel Lille Europe
three-star hotel located right beside the Lille Europe station
(Eurostar from London, Brussels, TGVs from all over France). The hotel
126 spacious 30 m² suites, and a bar. It is in easy walking
the Euralille shopping mall, and in walking distance of old Lille, with
its historic quarter and art galler'ies.
Lille centre gares
opposite the Lille Flandres train station (TGVs from Paris), and 500
metres from the Lille Europe station, this two star hotel is clean and
comfortable, with welcoming staff. Very easy access on foot to old
Kyriad Tours - Saint Pierre des Corps TGV station
on the station forecourt, and a good choice for visitors arriving by
train. 98 air conditioned rooms. Good restaurant and friendly staff.
Plenty of public transport into town. Note: the Saint Pierre des Corps
station is on the outskirts of Tours. It is served by TGV services on
the Paris - Poitiers - Bordeaux route
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