The largest state in the United States behind Alaska, Lonesome State has forged a strong identity throughout its history, from its native Amerindian tribes to Spanish and then Anglo-Saxon colonization, from its annexation to Mexico to its incorporation into the United States in 1845. Cowboys, squeaky saloons cradled with country music, deserts of the Great West where ageless ranches thrive year in and year out, rodeos and western scenery... even today, the mythical Texas still lives up to its reputation. However, we will be surprised to discover teeming and dynamic metropolises, each with its own unique physiognomy and strong character: the sprawling Houston and its countless districts, San Antonio la Latino, Dallas and its many museums or the vibrant Austin, rebel capital, temple of live music, and undermined by the freedoms claimed in the heart of one of the most conservative states in the United States. But the territory is even larger, and the rugged territories and wilderness of the Texas Wild West, from the Piney Woods forests to the incredible and flowery Big Bend National Park located at the source of the mythical Rio Grande River and the Mexican border, passing through the towering Guadalupe Mountains where myriads of birds fly, the central windblown plains or the burning deserts of the state's southwest. The Texas tour guide will take you from the hoarse song of the cow keeper to the sacrosanct Texas barbecue, take you for a few dance steps in a Honky tonk. Howdy y'all!

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When to go to Texas?

When to go to Texas? Much like in Europe, the main holidaymakers' movements take place during the Christmas and summer holidays. To this, it is necessary to add the strong crowds during Spring Break, the spring holidays which take place in March. There are also long three-day weekends for Thanksgiving and Memorial Day, among others. When to go to Texas then? The best times to travel to Texas are probably late April/early May or late September/early October.

How to go to Texas? Our advice & tips

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While there are many travel agencies that include Texas in their catalogue, it is often combined with other states in the Great South America. However, if you look a little harder, you can find all-inclusive trips to cowboy country: sports trips, family vacations, honeymoon, autotour... Anything is possible!

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The average price of a Paris-Houston or Paris-Dallas flight ranges from €800 to €1,500. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed, but above all, on the time required to make a reservation. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure!

Depending on your time and your budget on site, several travel options. The cities of Dallas, Houston, Killeen, San Antonio and Austin are the departure points for domestic flights for many airlines. On the train side, unfortunately the Amtrak network has been almost abandoned in Texas, so it will be very difficult for you to travel by train across the state. On the other hand, the car is the usual mode of travel in Texas, whether from one city to another or within the same urban area (where taxis and VTCs also work perfectly). More economical, the bus: municipal in town (it is advisable to bring quarters), inter-city, with the Greyhound company.

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    When to travel?

    When to go to Texas? Much like in Europe, the main holidaymakers' movements take place during the Christmas and summe...
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    Weather forecast

    Due to its size and variable geographical location, Texas does not have a uniform weather pattern, but rather two. Th...
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    Budget

    The city of Austin is known for offering very affordable prices. Texas in particular is not necessarily an expensive...
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    Formalities

    French citizens travelling to the United States must have a valid passport. No special visa is required. On the other...
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    Health

    No special precautions to take. The vaccines required in Texas and the United States are the same as those required i...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    The average price of a Paris-Houston or Paris-Dallas flight ranges from €800 to €1,500. It should be noted that t...
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    How to get organized?

    While there are many travel agencies that include Texas in their catalogue, it is often combined with other states in...
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    Getting around

    Depending on your time and your budget on site, several travel options. The cities of Dallas, Houston, Killeen, San A...
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