10 sites to check before heading to Madrid


Madrid, the Spanish capital alive, is well known for its cultural and artistic heritage and for its lively nightlife, assets that make Madrid one of the most attractive cities of Europe. Here are 10 sites to prepare your stay and learn a little more about Madrid.

Discover Madrid

1. Spain.info

Discover Madrid on the official website of the Spanish tourism, museums, neighborhoods and cultural life and intense night. Find on this site all the practical information to organize your trip to Madrid but also anywhere in Spain. to sleep? where to eat ? go out? Have to do ? Getting around Weather, events, sports, etc ... In addition to providing this valuable information Spain.info allows you to book online your accommodation in Madrid. The site has an interface in French.

The website Spain.info/Barcelone

2. esMADRID.com

Find the official website of the tourist office in Madrid complete information about the culture and leisure in Madrid, a very complete and all in French, a reference in the field. Program: or sleep, or eat, or drink, or learn Spanish, and also: the weather, the city plan, the plan of the metro, the City-Pass ...

As for accommodation, it is not possible to book directly through the website of the Office of Tourism in Madrid against you can view the detailed files of different SPEs

The website www.esmadrid.com & lrm;

Blog Madrid

3. Erasmus in Madrid

The blog of an Erasmus student who spent a year in Madrid. the many personal and chronic included is the city, and many practical information for ERASMUS students. A nice and full blog that will see Madrid in a different light

The website address: erasmusinmadrid.net

4. My litlle Madrid

A blog written by a lover Madrid of his city, he shares his tips and good addresses every day a new idea, a place or a thing to do in Madrid. Everything has been tested; shops, restaurants and tapas bars. The blog is clear is that by cons in English.

The website address: www.my-little-madrid.com

4 (twice!). Madrid The book

A website that tells you everything there is to do in Madrid: exhibitions, shows, new restaus, terraces, good plans ...

The site address: www.lecarnetdemadrid.com

Go to Madrid

5. Renfe

The official website of the Spanish rail, RENFE network, plan your trip and book your train ticket to Spain directly from this site. Madrid is now only 2:30 of Barcelona with trains to major Spanish speeds. The site has an interface in French.

The website RENFE

6. ALSA Bus

One of the major bus companies in Spain, find schedules and all routes on the ALSA Bus website you can book directly on the site your next bus trip to Madrid. ALSA also provides international connections. The site features a French interface.

The website www.alsa.es

7. Eurolines

Madrid is served from France by the Eurolines bus network. The trips are long but cheap, and often cheaper than the plane, especially when reserves its journey more than a month in advance.

The website www.eurolines.fr

see also: Airlines: Vueling , EasyJet, Ryanair

Getting around in Madrid

8. Transport in Madrid on esMADRID.com

All info about transport in Madrid, a very complete and all in French. Find all the schedules and routes of buses, subways, commuter trains, airport shuttle.

Check the prices and different pass rates and tourist subscriptions.

The website www.esmadrid.com/fr/transport-madrid

Finding accommodation in Madrid

9. Airbnb

Airbnb is an online community platform hire private dwellings across the world, Airbnb connects owners worldwide with vacationers and travelers for short or extended stays. The rental offer is wide and varied; homestays, villa, apartment or house. With Airbnb you will be safe to pay less for a hotel and stay in places less impersonal. This service is free, Airbnb is also distinguished by its simple and secure transactions.

The site: www.airbnb.fr

10. Booking.com

Book your accommodation from a wide selection of hotels on Booking.com; 3 stars at the luxury hotel, through the charming hotel and hostel. To help you make your choices compare notes and comments left by customers on the Booking.com website.

The website www.booking.com

See also www.hihostels.com < / span> the website of the international federation of youth hostels to find a hostel in Madrid. Hihostels.com can book a hostel, individually or in groups, and also allows to join the association.