France Travel Guide

France is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and it is easy to see why, expect tasty cuisine, a rich history, world famous sights and lots of things to do. France is one of the world’s leading cultural centers and there are thousands of attractions. If you would like to travel to France, go backpacking or do more than just sightseeing our travel packages and experiences will appeal to you.


 
 

Things to Do in France

Want to visit France? Need inspiration? Find travel ideas, activities, experiences and travel packages in France.

France Travel Guide

France Destination Guide

Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting France.

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

 

 

How to Get to France

France has a number of airports in Paris and throughout the country connected to worldwide destinations. There is also the option to enter the country via rail and bus routes which are connected to most of Europe.

 

 

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 when to go to France, summer is a great time for an activity holiday or for general sightseeing but there are lots of amazing things to do all year round. 

 

 

Backpacking France

Top Places to Visit in France

France has so many different places to see, here are some of the best places to check out:

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

 

 

France Travelling

Travelling in France

What is not to love about France, great food, a historic culture, famous sights and also lots of beautiful places to see. There are so many reasons to visit this incredible country, you won't be dissapointed. There are lots of different experiences available, from city sightseeing, seeing the alps, participating in adventure sports, exploring the countryside or going in search of the best beach.

 

 

France Budget Travel Tips

If you would like to visit France and need inspiration or recommendations for how to visit on a budget our tips should help:

  • Paris is extremely expensive compared to other cities in the country, everywhere outside of Paris is cheaper
  • If you are travelling solo consider staying in hostels rather than hotels which are cheaper. Expect to pay around 15-25 Euros per night dor a dorm bed. Hotel prices can vary but are generally around 50-100 Euros per night
  • Restaurants in France can be very expensive, you might want to buy food at local markets or supermarkets instead
  • Bus is the best way to travel across the country on a budget
  • A suggested daily budget would be around 50 Euros but this really depends on your choice of accommodation and how many activities you would like to do
  • If you would like to see more of Europe then consider buying an interrail pass

 

 

Health & Safety

Are you wondering if France still a safe country to visit with recent terrorism incidents? Don't let terrorism put you off visiting France as the majority of tourists encounter little problems. 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 and have a heatlh card 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

 

 

 

      

 

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