I will be bringing a digital camera with me and am hoping to be able to have a CD made of the pictures every day. Are there facilities in the Lyon (particularly) area but also all over France where this could be done swiftly and inexpensively?
If it CANNOT be done, I could bring a 35mm instead. I don’t want to have a problem finding places to do this for me.
If it matters, I have a SONY camera and they have a Memory Stick.
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There used to be places over there when I was studying in UniversitÃ© Lyon III. Try to wander around quai Claude Bernard and rue d’AlgÃ©rie (mÃ©tro GuillotiÃ¨re), in the 7Ã¨ arrondissement, and you should find one of these places that do cheap xeroxes, internet cafes, and computer rooms for students.
Then you could have lunch at Les Six TroÃ«nes
pattiflynn: there are a couple of places that will do that on the Avenue De La Republique as you walk towards the Opera and City Hall from Le Prentemps department store. It can be done relatively swiftly but there isn’t much that is inexpensive anymore. Lyon, it is such a nice city. Donerail
Great to hear my pictures will not be stranded.
Any idea about how much it will cost? I will be doing this EVERY day for 21 days. If it’s too much, I might as well take the old 35mm along instead.
I will definitely remember your recommendations for lunch AND walks – thanks for the hints.
Patti, I hesitate to suggest this, but have you thought of packing along your laptop. Since you’ll be there so long, it might be worth it. I take mine and every night download my photos onto it and then burn them onto a CD so I’ll have a backup. It’s easy to purchase CDs there or you could take a few along.
I know it’s a hassle but for 21 days, you might consider it. It would save you both time and money.
Just a suggestion. Enjoy your trip.
Not gobs of memory on my laptop.
Also, I have heard horror stories that the converters literally ruin any appliances (hairdryers, curling irons, etc.) and I certainly don’t want to take a chance on my laptop. Although, I will be doing some research while I’m there and I’d kill to have it in tow.
But it’s a great idea.
Maybe you outta bring a Cray II Supercomputer. You’d just need a freighter boat, a crane, and a semi truck. But then you’d be able to store everything in there !
Hmmm! Will that computer fit into my luggage?
Patti, You don’t need a crane for a laptop. We both wear a backpack (small student type) and my husband carries the laptop in its case whilst I carry my purse with my digital camera and equipment in it.
We also each have a rolling carryon that we check. We’ve gone for six weeks with this and it’s worked out fine.
If you’re copying the photos onto a CD every night, you won’t need much memory. You can delete them from the hard drive. Personally, I’d delete a few things at home (save to CDs) so I could keep the photos on the hard drive too. I’m paranoid about losing pictures.
Oops, I forgot. Don’t worry about converters frying your laptop (or anything else, for that matter). I plug my camera batteries into the bathroom outlet (for electric shavers) with a converter and outlet adapter. I plug my computer into the room outlet with only an adapter. You could purchase a surge protector over there if you were worried. I took one from Magellan but it didn’t fit the outlet in our hotel so I used the computer without the surge protector. We had no problems. (Check your laptop. Most may be used in Europe or the US. It will say on the back . . . something like 110 v and 220 v. I forget the exact numbers. It should also tell you in your computer manual.)
Don’t bother with a hair dryer as most hotels these days have them. I always pack a couple extra adapters but most hotel desks have a variety of those they will lend you. Don’t forget to return them so the next person can borrow it!