France Travel Guide

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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Things to Consider

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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. 

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Covid-19 Updates

August 17: No restrictions to EU, UK, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland or the Vatican, along with a select few other countries. If arriving from other countries you must present a negative test from departure country or undergo a two ween quarantine. 

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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 

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Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling France

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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.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for France travel specific to your country**

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Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

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

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Responsible Tourism

Know before you go so you can be the most respectful and responsible visitor possible

Things to keep in mind when traveling France: 

  • 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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Basic Info

Capital: Paris

Official Languages: French

Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips

A Closer Look