France

France has long been the world’s favourite tourist destination, and it doesn’t take a much imagination to understand why. It has some of the highest mountains, the most dynamic cities, the best beaches and a treasure trove of the some of the world’s most famous artistic, cultural and historical artifacts. The wide open spaces and impressive mountain ranges of the French countryside allow for a vast scope of outdoor activities to thrill even the most adventurous traveller. Those seeking more of an urban adventure won’t be disappointed by the vast range of clubs, shops, fashion and music provided by France’s cities in abundance. Combine all of these riches with the most sumptuous culinary scene in the world, and you may be planning your next trip to France before you even head back home.

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Travel Information

Electricity

Electrical sockets (outlets) in France are one of the three European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C", "Type E", and…

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Banking

Currency – France uses the European monetary unit, the euro (€). – Euro bills come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and…

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Cuisine

Tap water is safe to drink (although you’ll find a huge amount of bottled water for sale too) and cooked food, assuming it’s come from a hygienic…

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Climate

France enjoys fairly mild temperatures throughout the year with a mix of rainfall and sunshine. Each region has its own particular climate: cooler and…

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Transport

The main airline connecting towns and cities within France is Air France (www.airfrance.com). Easyjet (www.easyjet.com), Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) and…

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Dress

From November to March the weather in France can get very cold so dress warmly, with layers, and take a warm smart coat, gloves, warm hat and scarf. If…

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Safety

France is safe in general. We recommend normal precautions be taken as you would for any city in the world. Be aware of your surroundings and stay in well-lit…

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Visa

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – Make copies of all your important documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. Keep…

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General

Language: – French is the official language. There are many regional dialects, but these are rapidly declining, with…

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Regions

Aix-en-Provence

With all the style, culture and sophistication of Paris but with none of the crowds and tourist traps, Aix-en-Provence is the perfect holiday destination for travellers…

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Nice

Nice is a fairly large French city situated on the French Riviera with spectacular Alps-to-Mediterranean surroundings. It is well known for its breathtaking views along the…

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