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I Need Your Help

Wed Apr 19, 2000 3:18 am

My school is planning a trip to France for the French students. The teacher is open to any suggestions of what to do in France. Naturally, I'm thinking Tolouse. This is the part that kind of goes off topic on here but, I need things to say so that she will agree to take us to AI. Any ideas how to coax her into it?

Does AI offer tours?

How many seats does AC have for Aeroplan redemption? Is it a certain percentage?

Thanks for your help. 

RE: I Need Your Help

Wed Apr 19, 2000 3:54 am

The south of France is very rich in history and Toulouse is a powerhouse in modern France both in aviation and technology ( computers, etc.). Near Toulouse is the city of Carcassone which is one of the best examples of a midieval fortress city. The old city of Toulouse was a center of civilization since
Roman times and has many historical sites from all ages. A interesting point for one to study is the Cathar Wars and how the church responded to dissent. I would suggest getting a tour book on France and reading about the region, the rich history is more than I can discribe here. If you want specific suggestions on what to see, e-mail me, I will gladly describe some of my experiences. As for Airbus yes they have a tour, but you should make arrangements well in advance (also check out the air/space museum) don't forget the old Concorde at the north end of the airport (you can see it from the road). Tell your teacher how significant the aviation/high technology industry is in modern France. Many people only think of the historical aspects of France but the modern nation is incredible and a leader in the world. Good Luck!
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RE: I Need Your Help

Wed Apr 19, 2000 4:20 am

Toulouse and the region around is indeed very beautifull to visit. And yes, you can visit AI. They take you to the site Clement Ader where the A330/A340 are assembled, show you a very nice video and a bus takes you over the whole area, very close to the aircraft ready to be tested or delivered, if lucky you will see a Beluga being emptied, very nice. More info on number 0561154400.


Wed Apr 19, 2000 3:34 pm

In my opinion, Bordeaux is the perfect city to get out of the hustle of Paris. (don't get me wrong, I love Paris, but sometimes it is nice to escape the city -you know) Also don't forget to see Versailles - c'est magnifique!
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Wed Apr 19, 2000 3:39 pm

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Wed Apr 19, 2000 7:32 pm

You can also visit the air museum at Le Bourget (in the north suburb of Paris): very nice museum (with concorde 001...)
Have a nice trip!