PLAN­NING YOUR TRIP

South African Garden and Home - - Destinatio­ns -

GET­TING THERE Air France of­fers di­rect flights from Jo’burg and Cape Town to Paris-Charles de Gaulle air­port. From the air­port it’s a three-hour rail jour­ney to Jarnac. air­france.co.za and train­line.eu

RENT­ING A BOAT Rental costs vary ac­cord­ing to the size and comfort of the boat, as well as re­gion and sea­son. Rentals start from as lit­tle as R3 300 for three nights and early-book­ing dis­counts of up to 20% are of­fered for ad­vance reser­va­tions. Call 021 200 1838 or visit leboat.co.za

VISAS South African pass­port-hold­ers re­quire a Schen­gen visa to visit France. za.am­bafrance.org

CUR­RENCY The euro. At the time of go­ing to print €1:ZAR16,30. An espresso costs €1 (about R16), a main course in a lo­cal bistro about €20 (R326).

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