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Eat and drink yourself silly as you come soak in the sea breeze, the fresh mountain air, the city of light and love and as much cheese and bread as you can fit into your body. It is every bit as glamorous as advertised. The flakey pastries will melt in your mouth, the light music and smooth sounds of the French language will line your ears and the savory smells of a French kitchen will envelope your nose. France is a sensory overload in the very, very best way imaginable.       

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Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

Fully vaccinated travelers can enter with proof and a sworn health declaration. Unvaccinated travelers is dependent on things such as arrival country etc. See below for more info. 

Money

Official currency: € Euro  

Budget: Typical western Europe prices. Those on a budget can expect to spend around €50 per day depending on eating out habits and mid range starting at around €100 / day and upwards from there. Dorms won’t be less than €20 and hotels start at around €60. 

Credit cards: Common, always check with your provider for international fees 

Tipping: More of a gesture, 5-10% if you receive excellent service 

Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

Vaccinations

None

**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Language

Official Languages: French

Hello: Bonjour      Goodbye: Au revoir

Thank-you: Merci

Yes: Oui (wee)     No: Non 

Cheese: fromage      Wine: Vin (veen) 

Bread: pain (pah-n)

When to go

You’ll find the most agreeable weather from May to October. Cities empty out in August as that is when France has vacation time and beaches are extremely crowded. July is also a fairly busy time for tourism and spiked prices throughout the country. Wine country gears up for the harvest season of September and October and winter is an excellent time to experience few crowds with cold but not unbearable weather. 

Responsible Travel

Be respectful of the rules when trekking, climbing and camping. Don’t wander off marked paths, leave behind litter, or go unprepared.

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