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From Alpine skiing to glitzy Riviera beaches, France reigns as the world's pinnacle of food, fashion, and wine. The regions of Champagne, Burgundy, Chablis and Bordeaux embody wine-making at its best. Simple pleasures await at a Parisian cafe tucked down a side street or on a drive along the stunning Bay of Marseilles.

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Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to France? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Paris
Population:  66.9 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Languages: French
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: CET (UTC +1)

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after your entry date, and at least 90 days after your return date. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter France for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, please see the entry requirements.

More information about passport, visa & entry requirements.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

There are no health requirements or precautions for traveling to France.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Weather

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.

Tipping

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.

Money & Credit Cards

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card abroad.

Shopping

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!

Electricity & Power Adapters

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.

Learn more about electrical standards around the world.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

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