France Travel Guide

/France Travel Guide
France Travel Guide 2016-11-04T14:49:28+00:00

France is a country full of culture, romance and beautiful natural scenery. It is such a diverse country, from the bustling city of Paris all the way down to small rural villages hidden in the French Alps, when you visit this remarkable country you’ll be sure to fall in love with it.

France is famous for a lot of things, whether it’s wine, cheese, baguettes or the Eiffel Tower, making it a country for everyone. It’s long history is home to ruined castles, architecture to die for, and some of the most tasty food restaurants in the world!

France is a safe country to visit, but of course do be vigilant at times, especially at night. Pickpockets are fairly common in Paris so keep your valuables close at hand.


Currency: Euro (€) Click here for currency conversion rates.
Language: French.
Good to know: Bonjour (Hello), Merci (Thank you) and Au Revoir (Goodbye).
Capital: Paris.
Visa: 90-day Schengen visa on arrival for most nationalities (Click here for more information).
Climate: France has a continental climate, hot summers and cold winters. However the French Alps in winter can get very cold and snowy. Whilst the French Riviera in summer can get very hot and dry.
Power Adaptors: 2 pin plug – type E and sometimes type F or C (Click here for full information).
Global Peace Index: Rank 46th of 163.


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