France Travel Information
Renowned the world
over for its history, style, wine, champagne and cuisine, France is also
known for its two and a half hour lunch breaks, its penchant for eating
‘cuisses de grenouille’ (that’s frogs legs to you and me) and its long
(and sometimes bitter) rivalry with the British.
All flight destinations in France are possible including flights to Paris, Marseille, Lyon + more.
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France - Travel Information
But whatever the
opinion, France’s geographic diversity, rich cultural heritage and
temperate climate mean there’s a holiday to suit most tastes; from city
breaks to winter sports; family getaways or mixing with the rich and
famous on the French Riviera. And thanks to the speedy TGV trains, many
cities are easily accessed from the capital in just a few short hours.
Currency: (EUR) Euro (EUR 1 = 100 Cents)
Tipping: Service charges are normally
added to bills, if so tips are not necessary, but it is customary to
leave small change. Tips for taxis around 10%
Hints: Business is
conducted in French, most executives speak English or some German or
Spanish. Smoking is very restricted in many public places and always
request permission before smoking. Request permission before smoking in
offices and cars. Smoking in restaurants is now restricted to specific
areas. On social occasions, eg invitation to restaurants, be punctual
and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The
minimum drinking age is 18 years
and northwest has a maritime climate which is changeable. Winters are
usually mild, summers are moderate and rainfall occurs throughout the
year. Southwestern France has a markedly warmer summer although it can
be rather wet, and winters are usually mild. Central and eastern areas
have a more continental climate with colder winters and a little warmer
summers. Rainfall is usually low and tends to fall in summer. The
Mediterranean coastlands have a warm/hot summer period when rainfall is
scarce. Winters are usually mild although changeable cold weather can be
brought by the northerly wind called the `Mistral'(which can blow at any
time of the year). The mountainous areas are the wettest and coldest
regions where much of the winter rain falls as snow. Summers are
relatively fine although there are frequent and sudden periods of cloud
What to Wear
Mediumweights in winter
with topcoat necessary in mountain areas and in the north. Medium or
lightweights in summer.
Destinations and Places to see in France
Please find below links to some of the popular destinations in
France. There you will find more detailed information regarding
these destinations. What to do, what to see and how to get
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France is the most beautiful of European countries. It is a land of rich diversity - with stunning scenery and magnificent beaches. Add to this its history, culture, food and fine wines, France will arouse all your senses.
Whatever the type of holiday you are looking for - relaxing on the beach, exploring the beautiful countryside, or trying our one of those sports or activities you have always promised yourself, France has something to suite everyone.
General Information on France
Area: 551,000 sq km (214,890 sq mi)
Population: 59 million
Capital city: Paris (pop 13 million)
People: 92% French, 3% North African, 2% German, 1% Breton, 2%
Other (including Provençal, Catalan & Basque)
Language: French (also Flemish, Alsacian, Breton, Basque,
Catalan, Provençal & Corsican)
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, 2% Protestant, 1% Muslim, 1%
Jewish, 6% unaffiliated
Capital City: Paris
Major Cities: Lyon, Marseille.
Population: 64 million
Area: 211,209 miles | 547,030 kilometres
Electricity: 220V AC 50Hz
France - Flight Information
The range of flights to France has never been better, and the low prices will surprise you. With convenient connections in Paris, most parts of France are now accessible from your local airport. Or, travel with one of the low-cost airlines who have some of the most popular holiday destinations in France.
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France - Travel Options
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