What is not to love about France, great food, a historic culture, famous sights and also lots of beautiful places to see. France is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, this country is easy to get to and has tasty cuisine and lots of things to do. France is one of the world’s leading cultural centers, is home to thousands of attractions. If you would like to visit France, go backpacking or be more than just sightseeing our travel packages and holidays will appeal to you.


Things to Do, Travel Ideas & Holidays in France

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France Travel Guide

France Travel Guide

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  • Capital: Paris
  • Currency: Euro
  • International Calling Code: +66
  • Tourist Visa: On arrival for most nationalities
  • Area: 644,000 km2
  • Population: 65,000,000 (approx)


Weather & Best Time to Visit

France has mild temperature throughout the year, which is neither too hot nor too cold, with regular rainfall. Each region in the country has a different climate - cooler to the north and west and warmer in the south. In winters there is plenty of snow. Summers are hot, with the sun shining across the country. Average temperatures in winter are around 8°C to 3°C. In summers, it is 15°C to 25°C. There really is no best time to visit or avoid France, summer is a great time for an activity holiday or for general backpacking, sightseeing and traveling all year round has its pros and cons.


Health & Safety

France is a safe country to visit and despite recent terrorism incidents you shouldn't encounter any issues. You will find local people more friendly than you imagine especially when they know you are a tourist. If you are from outside of the EU you might want to buy travel insurance before departing though especially if you are planning on doing any adventure sports like skiing in winter. If you are a citizen from within the EU then you will be covered for any medical emergency. You might want to pack a small medical aid kit just to be on the safe side


Top 10 Places to Visit in France

  • Paris
  • Marseille
  • Lyon
  • Strasbourg
  • Arles
  • Biarritz
  • Bordeaux
  • French Riviera
  • Mont Saint Michel
  • Loire Valley





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