Fast Facts: France
Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.
What is the weather like?
France is best seen April through October with temps in the mid
70's to the 90's. Temps increase as you head south.
August tends to be very hot and devoid of locals since that is
when they take their vacations. Take a sweater for nights.
Check out the current weather conditions in France.
What is required for entry?
See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to France.
Are there any health precautions I should take?
The currency in France is the euro. Please review the current exchange rate for the euro.
Are tips & service charges customary?
10-15% is added on to restaurant
bills. Hotel staff expect gratuity. Taxis are not tipped unless
they carry baggage although it is polite to round the fare up.
What are the best items to shop for?
In France, shop for antiques, scarves, perfume, handblown glass,
tapestries, art, Limoges porcelain, enamel, couture
clothing, gloves, Lalique crystal, pottery, French
Navy T-shirts, mustard, cheese, cognac and champagne. Don't
miss a Paris flea market!
What are the voltage requirements?
230 volts. Plug E. You will need
a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances.
We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.
information about electrical standards around the world.
Can I take my cell phone?