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Getting There -- If you're driving, RN20 (Paris-Toulouse-Andorra, Spain), RN113 (Bordeaux-Marseille), and the A61 motorway run through the Tarn-et-Garonne. Seven trains arrive here daily from Paris Gare d'Austerlitz (trip time: 5-6 hr.) costing 70€ to 90€ one-way; trains arrive every hour from Toulouse (trip time: 25 min.), costing 8.50€ one-way. For train information and schedules, call tel. 08-92-35-35-35. For bus information, call tel. 05-63-63-60-60.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at place Prax Paris (tel. 05-63-63-60-60; fax 05-63-63-65-12; www.montauban-tourisme.com).

Special Events -- The major cultural happening, the Festival Alors Chante (tel. 05-63-63-66-77; www.alorschante.com), takes place during Ascension Week, which begins 40 days after Easter. The event showcases contemporary French music and song, and offers performances by both stars and talented unknowns. Tickets cost 15€ to 45€. The Festival de Jazz à Montauban (tel. 05-63-63-56-56; www.jazzmontauban.com), typically held the second week of July, fills the outdoor venues with blues and jazz concerts.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.