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Paris to Bilbao by Train? - Bilbao Forum - TripAdvisor

Paris to Bilbao by Train? - Bilbao Forum - TripAdvisor | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
We would like to take the train from Paris to Bilbao or San Sebastian. Has anyone done this?

Is it worthwhile and easy enough? Any info is appreciated.
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Joshua Ledwell's curator insight, February 18, 2014 2:54 PM

Get a train direct Paris-Hendaye (at the border) and then a bus to Bilbao, easier. Bus 1h, train 2.5h and not scenic.


The Paris - Hendaye leg takes 5.5. hours

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Robert Schwandl's Urban Rail Blog: BILBAO Metro & Tram

Robert Schwandl's Urban Rail Blog: BILBAO Metro & Tram | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
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This post is good and a few others look good.

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Bacon on the beech: Azurmendi, Bilbao Spain.

Bacon on the beech: Azurmendi, Bilbao Spain. | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
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Doesn't open until 9pm and probably doesn't allow children. ah well.

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Culinary tour Bilbao | Chez Lorraine

Culinary tour Bilbao | Chez Lorraine | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
This Bilbao trip was meant to explore the local cuisine. We slept in a simple pension in ... The restaurants and bakeries provide local cuisine with proud, making it possible for tourist like me to taste it.
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Lonely Planet Travel Guides and Travel Information - Western Europe Spain A couple of days in Bilbao area

Lonely Planet Travel Guides and Travel Information - Western Europe Spain A couple of days in Bilbao area | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Hi I need to spend a couple of days in the Bilbao area and am looking for suggestions as to what to do. Unfortunately, one of those days will be…
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On Monday when things in Bilbao are closed, take a day trip to San Sebastian.

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Enjoying Bilbao is just a matter of time... Sheena Sweeney finds her ...

Enjoying Bilbao is just a matter of time... Sheena Sweeney finds her ... | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Sheena Sweeney enjoys a brief visit to Bilbao despite an over zealous tour guide and a difficult shop assistant in the Basque capital. ... Anywhere would've done and by chance I ended up on a weekend break in Bilbao.
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Immersive Spanish Experience

Immersive Spanish Experience | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
This is a unique opportunity to explore and communicate in Basque or Spanish from the first day. We will make of the city our classroom - sink your heart into the city...
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Technically this is San Sebastián, but maybe a day trip.

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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes) - Bilbao - Reviews of Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes) - TripAdvisor

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes) - Bilbao - Reviews of Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes) - TripAdvisor | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes), Bilbao: See 386 reviews, articles, and 16 photos of Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes), ranked No.1 on TripAdvisor among 52 attractions in Bilbao.
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"A real contrast to the Guggenheim but modern nevertheless! Contains an interesting selection of mainly Spanish and Basque art. Not stuffy or overwhelming as not too big. Nice small cafe and good shop."

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Stay for the Food! Cusine in Bilbao « German Marshall Fund of the ...

Stay for the Food! Cusine in Bilbao « German Marshall Fund of the ... | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Tourism has become an important part of Bilbao's economy since the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997. According to the Economist, during the first three years the museum was open, visitors generated $110 ...
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txikiteo. Akin to the English term ‘pub crawl,’ it is the act of rotating from one bar to the next while munching on food and sipping drinks - 

 

The drink most often taken during these journeys is txikito, a wine served in a small glass (it can be rosé, red or a typical Basque white wine called Txakoli) - See more at: http://www.gmfus.org/archives/stay-for-the-food-cusine-in-bilbao/#sthash.byPpuzFH.dpuf

 

pintxos (pronounced pin-cho), finger food, the Basque equivalent of tapas

 

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BBC. Great Continental Railway Journeys. Bordeaux to Bilbao

Bordeaux to Bilbao Following in the footsteps of early 20th century British tourists, Michael Portillo sets off with his 1913 railway guide to sample the del...
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Bilbao, 10 Years Later

Bilbao, 10 Years Later | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
A declining industrial city turned to Frank Gehry to deliver some titanium-clad salvation. It got what it wished for.
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Written in 2007 ... note that the city completely shuts down Sundays, no restaurants or cafes open.

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My Travel Affairs: Blog For All Travel Lovers » Hidden charm of Bilbao

My Travel Affairs: Blog For All Travel Lovers » Hidden charm of Bilbao | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
RT @MyTravelAffairs: Hidden charm of Bilbao http://t.co/L2QjE7d8K1 #travel #photography #RTW #oldpost #MTANews
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Alhóndiga Bilbao | Basque Design Today

Alhóndiga Bilbao | Basque Design Today | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it

Bilbao | 08.02.2013 - 05.05.2013

"The origins of Basque design go back to the late nineteenth century, coinciding with the industrial boom: during this period it began to form an inseparable part of the production process.
However, it was only in the second half of the twentieth century that Basque design really began to be fully integrated into society, with companies using it to stand out from their competitors and the figure of the design professional becoming a distinct concept within the industrial production system.

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After a history that has not been without its ups and downs, today Basque design is fully consolidated and possesses the maturity and all that is required to face up to a future of constant change. New aspects such as energy and materials savings, recycling, ecology and transport have enabled design to be acknowledged as a strategic factor for the transformation of people, cities and services, and its success lies in its ability to combine the local and the global, tradition and modernity, and its clear desire to improve all that surrounds us."


Via Centre de Documentació del Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
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Mulligan A3 | Events

Mulligan A3 | Events | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
si teneis duda me podeis llamar al movil 606816046
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Magic story in Bilbao. 

 

Mulligan A3María Díaz Haroko Kalea, 5548010 BilbaoBizkaia, SpainOpen11:00 am – 2:00 pm5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mulligan+A3/@43.2608047,-2.935742,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x68116f1baf3d053f

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How do I retrieve my e-tickets at French train stations?

How do I retrieve my e-tickets at French train stations? | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
French e-ticket
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Beautiful Bilbao | Chez Lorraine

Beautiful Bilbao | Chez Lorraine | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Last week I spent 4 days in Bilbao with friends from Spanish conversation group. We chose this city because it is only 2 hours flight from Amsterdam. And unlike most tourists who prefer to visit Madrid, Barcelona or Sevilla, we ...
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Alhóndiga Bilbao

Alhóndiga Bilbao | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Alhóndiga Bilbao was on my must sees list in Bilbao. I wanted to see this building with my own eyes after having read good reviews about it. The history Alhóndiga was originally a wine storage. Arc...
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a tourist destination

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Beautiful Bilbao

Beautiful Bilbao | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Last week I spent 4 days in Bilbao with friends from Spanish conversation group. We chose this city because it is only 2 hours flight from Amsterdam. And unlike most tourists who prefer to visit Ma...
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Walk the city along the river to see the Roman art and modern architecture.

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Bilbao Tourism Video | Travel Guide

Thanks to its history and location, Bilbao is a magnificent "cocktail" where architecture, tradition, sea and mountain, character and history are blended to offer the visitor endless leisure...
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The ultimate fast food in Spain - Chicago Tribune

The ultimate fast food in Spain - Chicago Tribune | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
The ultimate fast food in Spain Chicago Tribune SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — In this glitzy seaside resort town in Basque country, locals in black berets mingle with tourists along the narrow stone streets edged by the gleaming Bay of La Concha, just 12...
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"Most pintxos are served on napkins, and the way you dispose of the napkins will mark you as a local or an outsider.  ... True locals fling it to the floor with flair, take one last swig of wine and move on to the next place."

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Gastronomic Guide | Bilbao International

Gastronomic Guide | Bilbao International | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Promovemos la imagen internacional de la ciudad de Bilbao. Our aim is to promote the international image of Bilbao City. Bilbao lau haizetara!
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Meliá Bilbao

The Meliá Bilbao is set 300 metres from the Guggenheim Museum and features design inspired by sculptor Eduardo Chillida. Check for more info at http://worldt...
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Bilbao travel guide - Wikitravel

Bilbao travel guide - Wikitravel | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Open source travel guide to Bilbao, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more. Free and reliable advice written by Wikitravellers from around the globe.
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Bilbao - Lonely Planet

Bilbao - Lonely Planet | Bilbao Eurotrip 2014 | Scoop.it
Bilbao (Bilbo in Basque) had a tough upbringing. Growing up in an environment of heavy industry and industrial wastelands, it was abused for years...
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Top things to do, best places to stay

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