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==Map of the Region==
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== Map of the Region ==
 
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==The Main CS Cities of the Region==
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== The Main CS Cities of the Region ==
  
===Lyon===
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=== Lyon ===
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[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Lyon Lyon] is the capital of the region Rhône-Alpes , the préfecture of the Rhône département, with a total population of about 1,8 million (city + suburbs). It's the second biggest city in France (when including the suburbs) after Paris. Lyon is a major centre of business and has a big student population. Situated between Paris and Marseille, the city is perfectly located 2 hours from the French Alps ski resorts and 3 hours from the Mediterranean sea. Lyon is also well known as the French capital of gastronomy and has a significant role in the history of cinema. For more general information about Lyon, you can check out the Lyon Wikipedia page [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon].
 
[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Lyon Lyon] is the capital of the region Rhône-Alpes , the préfecture of the Rhône département, with a total population of about 1,8 million (city + suburbs). It's the second biggest city in France (when including the suburbs) after Paris. Lyon is a major centre of business and has a big student population. Situated between Paris and Marseille, the city is perfectly located 2 hours from the French Alps ski resorts and 3 hours from the Mediterranean sea. Lyon is also well known as the French capital of gastronomy and has a significant role in the history of cinema. For more general information about Lyon, you can check out the Lyon Wikipedia page [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon].
 
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===Grenoble===
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=== Grenoble ===
  
[[Image:Grenoble2008.jpg|thumbs|250px|left|Bulles de la Bastille]]
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[[File:Grenoble2008.jpg|thumbs|250px|left|Bulles de la Bastille]]
  
 
[[Grenoble]] is surrounded by mountains. This is the the préfecture of the Isère département, witch 560,222 inhabitants at the 2007 estimate. This is a big student's city.
 
[[Grenoble]] is surrounded by mountains. This is the the préfecture of the Isère département, witch 560,222 inhabitants at the 2007 estimate. This is a big student's city.
 
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===Chambéry===
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=== Chambéry ===
[[Image:ChamberyElephant.JPG|thumbs|250px|right|Fontaine des éléphants]]  
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[[File:ChamberyElephant.JPG|thumbs|250px|right|Fontaine des éléphants]]  
 
[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Chambery Chambéry]is a middle town, the préfecture of the département of Savoie. The metropolitan area has more than 125,000 inhabitants.
 
[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Chambery Chambéry]is a middle town, the préfecture of the département of Savoie. The metropolitan area has more than 125,000 inhabitants.
 
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===Saint-Etienne===
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=== Saint-Etienne ===
  
  
[[Image:Cathédrale Saint-Charles.jpg|thumbs|250px|left|Cathédrale Saint Charles]]
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[[File:Cathédrale Saint-Charles.jpg|thumbs|250px|left|Cathédrale Saint Charles]]
  
 
[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Saint-Etienne Saint-Etienne] is a city of about 180 000 inhabitants 45 minutes from Lyon by train and we love to pretend there is a war-like atmosphere between the two cities. This is the préfecture of the département Loire.
 
[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Saint-Etienne Saint-Etienne] is a city of about 180 000 inhabitants 45 minutes from Lyon by train and we love to pretend there is a war-like atmosphere between the two cities. This is the préfecture of the département Loire.
 
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===Annecy===
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=== Annecy ===
[[Image:Annecy1.jpg|thumbs|250px|right|Annecy]]
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[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Annecy Annecy]is the préfecture of the département Haute-Savoie.
 
[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Annecy Annecy]is the préfecture of the département Haute-Savoie.
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===Valence===
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=== Valence ===
[[Image:kiosquevalence.jpg|thumbs|250px|left|Valence]]
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[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Valence Valence] is the préfecture of the département Drôme, situated on the left bank of the Rhône, 65 miles south of Lyon on the railway to Marseille.
 
[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Valence Valence] is the préfecture of the département Drôme, situated on the left bank of the Rhône, 65 miles south of Lyon on the railway to Marseille.
 
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===Aix-les-Bains===
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=== Aix-les-Bains ===
  
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[[File:Aix-les-bains.jpg|thumbs|250px|right|Aix-les-bains]]
  
 
[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Aix-les-Bains Aix-les-Bains]
 
[http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Aix-les-Bains Aix-les-Bains]
 
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==How to get there ?==
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== How to get there ? ==
  
===Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By Road===
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=== Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By Road ===
 
There are a lot of motorways in Rhône-Alpes, so it's quite easy to come by car.
 
There are a lot of motorways in Rhône-Alpes, so it's quite easy to come by car.
  
===Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By rail===
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=== Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By rail ===
 
Main train stations in Rhône-Alpes, with TGV (High speed train)  
 
Main train stations in Rhône-Alpes, with TGV (High speed train)  
 
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All info, schedules and bookings on [http://www.voyages-sncf.com/ voyage SNCF]
 
All info, schedules and bookings on [http://www.voyages-sncf.com/ voyage SNCF]
  
===Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By air===
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=== Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By air ===
  
 
- Lyon-Saint-Exupéry international airport (25 km from Lyon ) : [http://www.lyon.aeroport.fr/]
 
- Lyon-Saint-Exupéry international airport (25 km from Lyon ) : [http://www.lyon.aeroport.fr/]
  
- Geneva Cointrin international airport (in Switzerland) : [http://www.gva.ch]
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- Geneva Cointrin international airport (in Switzerland) : [http://www.gva.ch]
  
 
- Grenoble airport (35 km from Grenoble and 80 km from Lyon). The closest option to LES 2 ALPES and ALPES D'HUEZ ski resorts  
 
- Grenoble airport (35 km from Grenoble and 80 km from Lyon). The closest option to LES 2 ALPES and ALPES D'HUEZ ski resorts  
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[http://www.chambery-airport.com]
 
[http://www.chambery-airport.com]
  
===Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By bus===
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=== Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By bus ===
  
 
Main cities are served by coach : [http://www.eurolines.fr/ Eurolines]
 
Main cities are served by coach : [http://www.eurolines.fr/ Eurolines]
  
==Couch Surfing in the Region==
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== Couch Surfing in the Region ==
 
Look at the groups to see what are the differents CS activities :  
 
Look at the groups to see what are the differents CS activities :  
 
[http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=198 Rhône-Alpes group]
 
[http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=198 Rhône-Alpes group]
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===The CS Activity in the Region===
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=== The CS Activity in the Region ===
  
 
If you don't want to miss a CS meetings in Rhône-Alpes, check at the [http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=calendarrh%40gmail.com&ctz=Europe/Paris&pvttk=d06e52c072dcd350bb240e11c3b9edda CS Calendar]!
 
If you don't want to miss a CS meetings in Rhône-Alpes, check at the [http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=calendarrh%40gmail.com&ctz=Europe/Paris&pvttk=d06e52c072dcd350bb240e11c3b9edda CS Calendar]!
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A tool exists to localise easily where you can find the CS families' in the region, please check the [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111108041083507430561.000455631b07e074b6178&ll=76.016094,3.515625&spn=147.966727,360&z=1 Family Welcome Map of the area].
 
A tool exists to localise easily where you can find the CS families' in the region, please check the [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111108041083507430561.000455631b07e074b6178&ll=76.016094,3.515625&spn=147.966727,360&z=1 Family Welcome Map of the area].
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[[File:CS Rural Map Rhone Alpes.JPG|thumb|250px|right|[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=p&msa=0&msid=113144055528929546446.0004605cd5254b0b0620c&ll=45.321254,5.625&spn=3.537983,9.887695&z=7 Click here to see the Map]]]
 
[[File:CS Rural Map Rhone Alpes.JPG|thumb|250px|right|[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=p&msa=0&msid=113144055528929546446.0004605cd5254b0b0620c&ll=45.321254,5.625&spn=3.537983,9.887695&z=7 Click here to see the Map]]]
====Rural Couchsurfing====
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==== Rural Couchsurfing ====
[[Image:RCSIcon2.gif]] In Rhône-Alpes you have the chance to have the possibility to couchsurf a bit everywhere, even in the countryside !
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[[File:RCSIcon2.gif]] In Rhône-Alpes you have the chance to have the possibility to couchsurf a bit everywhere, even in the countryside !
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=p&msa=0&msid=113144055528929546446.0004605cd5254b0b0620c&ll=45.321254,5.625&spn=3.537983,9.887695&z=7 Check the map of the Rural CSers in Rhône-Alpes], you can find them easilier on this way ! There is also a [http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=15039 CS group called "Rural CS France"] where you can talk with all Rural CSers in France.
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=p&msa=0&msid=113144055528929546446.0004605cd5254b0b0620c&ll=45.321254,5.625&spn=3.537983,9.887695&z=7 Check the map of the Rural CSers in Rhône-Alpes], you can find them easilier on this way ! There is also a [http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=15039 CS group called "Rural CS France"] where you can talk with all Rural CSers in France.
  
 
But not all Rural CSers appears on the map or are members of the group "Rural CS France". To find the others, join [http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=198 the Regional CS group of Rhône-Alpes] !
 
But not all Rural CSers appears on the map or are members of the group "Rural CS France". To find the others, join [http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=198 the Regional CS group of Rhône-Alpes] !
  
===Regional Contacts on CS===
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=== Regional Contacts on CS ===
  
==What to visit in the Region==
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== What to visit in the Region ==
  
==Regional Media Mentions==
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== Regional Media Mentions ==
  
 
[[File:Article CS Zoom d'Ici 29 Juillet 2011 St Etienne.png|thumb|700px|center|Zoom d'Ici, Local Webmedia, July 29th 2011]]
 
[[File:Article CS Zoom d'Ici 29 Juillet 2011 St Etienne.png|thumb|700px|center|Zoom d'Ici, Local Webmedia, July 29th 2011]]
  
==Links==
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Rhône-Alpes tourist informations in many languages : [http://www.rhonealpes-tourisme.fr/ Informations]
  
[[Category:France]]Rhône-Alpes tourist informations in many languages : [http://www.rhonealpes-tourisme.fr/ Informations]
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Rhône-Alpes
Country: France
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Map of the Region

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The Main CS Cities of the Region

Lyon

Lyon is the capital of the region Rhône-Alpes , the préfecture of the Rhône département, with a total population of about 1,8 million (city + suburbs). It's the second biggest city in France (when including the suburbs) after Paris. Lyon is a major centre of business and has a big student population. Situated between Paris and Marseille, the city is perfectly located 2 hours from the French Alps ski resorts and 3 hours from the Mediterranean sea. Lyon is also well known as the French capital of gastronomy and has a significant role in the history of cinema. For more general information about Lyon, you can check out the Lyon Wikipedia page [1].






Grenoble

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Grenoble is surrounded by mountains. This is the the préfecture of the Isère département, witch 560,222 inhabitants at the 2007 estimate. This is a big student's city.









Chambéry

Chambéryis a middle town, the préfecture of the département of Savoie. The metropolitan area has more than 125,000 inhabitants.











Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne is a city of about 180 000 inhabitants 45 minutes from Lyon by train and we love to pretend there is a war-like atmosphere between the two cities. This is the préfecture of the département Loire.









Annecy

Annecyis the préfecture of the département Haute-Savoie. Close to Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble, the town is located between its lake and mountains. Annecy has a preserved medieval old town often known as the Venice of Alps. It's a quiet and peacefull city with 52000 inhabitants during most of the year (140 000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area). However, in summer and winter, population is growing a lot because of the tourism.







Valence

Valence is the préfecture of the département Drôme, situated on the left bank of the Rhône, 65 miles south of Lyon on the railway to Marseille.












Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains















How to get there ?

Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By Road

There are a lot of motorways in Rhône-Alpes, so it's quite easy to come by car.

Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By rail

Main train stations in Rhône-Alpes, with TGV (High speed train)
Lyon Part Dieu,
Lyon Perrache,
Lyon Saint Exupéry airport,
Saint Etienne,
Chambéry,
Annecy,
Grenoble,
Valence TGV,
Montélimar,
All info, schedules and bookings on voyage SNCF

Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By air

- Lyon-Saint-Exupéry international airport (25 km from Lyon ) : [2]

- Geneva Cointrin international airport (in Switzerland) : [3]

- Grenoble airport (35 km from Grenoble and 80 km from Lyon). The closest option to LES 2 ALPES and ALPES D'HUEZ ski resorts [4]

- Chambéry airport (10 km from Chambéry) The closest option to Savoy world's top ski resorts (3 VALLEYS, ESPACE KILLY, etc.) [5]

Getting to The Rhône-Alps - By bus

Main cities are served by coach : Eurolines

Couch Surfing in the Region

Look at the groups to see what are the differents CS activities : Rhône-Alpes group

Grenoble's group

Chambéry and Aix-les-Bains's group

Annecy's group

Lyon's group

Saint-Etienne's group

Valence, Drôme Ardèche group


The CS Activity in the Region

If you don't want to miss a CS meetings in Rhône-Alpes, check at the CS Calendar!

Family Welcome

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In the region, there is a very nice, active and developped CS Families network. If you travel with your children, if you would like to be hosted by a family, if you are searching for a host who accept a family, meeting other families making to your children more different cultural friendship, you are welcome to join the French Family's group !

A tool exists to localise easily where you can find the CS families' in the region, please check the Family Welcome Map of the area.

Rural Couchsurfing

RCSIcon2.gif In Rhône-Alpes you have the chance to have the possibility to couchsurf a bit everywhere, even in the countryside ! Check the map of the Rural CSers in Rhône-Alpes, you can find them easilier on this way ! There is also a CS group called "Rural CS France" where you can talk with all Rural CSers in France.

But not all Rural CSers appears on the map or are members of the group "Rural CS France". To find the others, join the Regional CS group of Rhône-Alpes !

Regional Contacts on CS

What to visit in the Region

Regional Media Mentions

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Zoom d'Ici, Local Webmedia, July 29th 2011

Links

Rhône-Alpes tourist informations in many languages : Informations