For those who have had the opportunity to travel around the world, France features as the top destination for most of them. Paris might be the most popular destination in France but this does not mean that it is all there is to see. To make the most out of holiday in France, purpose to venture further beyond what the world already knows. It is perfectly alright to spend some time feasting your eyes on the iron lady or indulging your taste buds in café noir. The rest of France is a bus or train ride away from the capital; at least this is the only way to soak in the intoxicating charm of the rest of France.
Everyone agrees that France is one of the most epic holiday destinations in Europe but only expert travellers can give the best advice on what to do and where to do. Suppose you are taking your flight from JFK and you drove your car up to that point, where do you leave it? The most practical move for most people is to call a friend or family member to come for the car and take it home. Well, will they be available to come for you when you return? You can easily do away with such inconveniences by using Parkos.
Did you know that there was a daily flight from New York-JFK airport to Paris-CDG? American Airlines which is the carrier that facilitates this flight also has flights from Newark airport. This means that any day is a good day to head on to France for a vacation. Not only are the Parkos parking rates quite affordable, but the parking facilities are secure and within close proximity to the airport. Can you imagine paying $8/day for airport parking? This can only be true with such an elaborate airport parking service.
Given that the service connects parking spots to car owners, the benefit of best deals is passed on to the car owners. Depending on the user’s specific preferences, the customer support staff at Parkos will advise on the best available parking spaces. Being in the city of New York and driving a car can be such a daunting combination when you need to find parking space. Apart from the fact that it is a time-consuming process, airport parking is not cheap. Parkos comes in as an alternative to parking at the airport. The service does not only look for space but offers details as to the types of parking and facilities within a spot.
Whether you are in search of long term or short-term parking, the options available on Parkos will ensure safety for your car, peace of mind on your holiday and friendly to your pocket. Now that you are guaranteed about the safety and convenience of bringing your own car to the airport, here are some tips to make your France holiday worthwhile;
Slow down to savor the scenery – from the three mountain ranges, several cosmopolitan cities, and numerous sleepy villages to two contrasting coastlines, there is just too much to see when in France. Do you have a week or two? That is quite some limited time and you cannot manage to go everywhere. Soak in the splendour of Paris and popular place such as Normandy, Provence, the Dordogne, the Loire, or the French Riviera. It is impossible to enjoy life in France in a rush.
Have the basics of transit on the top of your head – it is pointless to want to speed through a destination like France where there is a lot to see. If you however need to cover more ground, travel between destinations using the high-speed bullet train (TGV). Before any trip on the TGV, reserve seats early to pick the best views. If you buy the rail pass early on before you travel, you spend less because of discounts associated with early purchase. If it is within your budget, rent a car that will allow you to go through some small towns and villages where transport services cannot reach.
Memorize a few French phrases – the French are friendly people whether you exhibit knowledge of their language or not. It will save you a lot of time however if you learn some basic French and etiquette. For instance, it is not enough to know that a man is (Monsieur) and a woman (Madame); make it a point to begin each encounter with Bonjour (Hello) and end it with Au revoir (Goodbye).
Take your taste buds on a cruise – the French like living life with utmost precision that is why the typical lunch time break in France is at least 2 hours. This explains why people describe good meals in France as hours’ long joyrides of the senses. Looking for something to equate the feeling to? How about a good massage or a trip to an art gallery? To get an authentic taste of France, opt for eating spots frequented by locals and those that are not on the main tourist listings. Most eating spots in France start dinner admissions at around 7pm and while they may be open till late, they are most crowded around 8.30pm. If you want the kitchen to prepare a special dish that is not on the menu, your order is known as la carte while menu orders are known as le menu. Do you think that the cost of restaurant is too high in France? This is because tax and service fee (tips) have been added.
The French are generally hospitable and kind people. Even with a smile alone, a total stranger can assist you when you get stuck with the fast life. Whatever you do, approach this holiday to France opportunity with a sense of adventure. The right attitude will turn even the most economical vacation budget into a trip of your life.