France

From the rich history of Normandy to the iconic landmarks of Paris, France has something to offer nearly everyone. It’s no wonder France is one of the world’s number-one travel destinations — one visit will leave you with vivid memories of nibbling on warm croissants, strolling through private vineyards and seeing impressionist masterpieces up close.Visit the Louvre in Paris for a closer look at DaVinci’s Mona Lisa or one of the museum’s best-known and most beautiful pastel drawings: the portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour. Of course, no trip to France would be complete without visiting the famous Eiffel Tower. There you can dine at one of the many restaurants like Le 58 Tour Eiffel or enjoy the champagne bar at the very top.In southern France, cruise down gentle canals and rivers on a barge, but don’t forget to stop at Burgundy and the Loire Valley — meccas that are sure to please any wine-lover. You’ll also find some of the world’s best wines in Bordeaux and Champagne. It’s true, France is a sommelier’s paradise.France offers much more than meets the eye. Regal architecture and gastronomic delights are only the beginning. This destination is the heart of all things alluring, romantic, and refined. Whether you’ve never been to Europe, or you’re a well-seasoned traveler France is sure to offer you an unparalleled experience.

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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

CurrencyFrance uses the European monetary unit, the euro (€).Euro bills come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500; coins are worth…

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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…

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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

U.S. citizens do not require a visa. Non U.S. citizens should consult with your local embassy.

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General

Language:French is the official language. There are many regional dialects, but these are rapidly declining, with the exception of Basque, which is spoken…

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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 destination for travellers seeking…

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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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