FRANCE
About France
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

Country Info

Capital City Paris
Major Cities Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux
Currency Euro
Language French
Electricity 230v, EU plug (type C & E)
Driving Right Side (same as US)

Featured Vacations

Paris & Champagne

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PARIS & REIMS

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Big Ben at Night - London & Paris Vacation

London & Paris

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LONDON & PARIS

Featured Vacation

Best of France

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Visit the beautiful banks of the Siene River, sun soaked Riviera, and rolling vineyards.

Featured Vacation

French Wine

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Visit the heart of each major wine producing region in France.

Know before you go


National Holidays

 


  • January 1: New Year’s Day (Jour de l’an)
  • April 14: Good Friday – applicable only to Alsace and Moselle/Lorraine.
  • April 17: Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)
  • May 1: Labour Day (Fête du premier mai)
  • May 8: WWII Victory Day (Fête du huitième mai or Jour de la Victoire 45)
  • May 25: Ascension Day (Jour de l’Ascension, 40 days after Easter)
  • June 5: Whit Monday – also known as Pentecost Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte).
  • July 14: Bastille Day (Fête nationale)
  • August 15: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Assomption)
  • November 1: All Saints Day (La Toussaint)
  • November 11: Armistice Day (Jour d’armistice)
  • December 25: Christmas Day (Noël)

 

Top Museums

 


Our museum recommendations by city

Paris (weekly closing day of museums and monuments)

  • The Louvre

 

Top Destinations

 


France is famous for its cuisine, fashion, culture, and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.

TOP DESTINATIONS:

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Mont St Michel

 

Government

 

Capital: Paris
Prime minister: Bernard Cazeneuve
Government: Republic, Unitary state, Semi-presidential system, Constitutional republic

 

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles

 

Booking Train Tickets
Trains can be booked online at one of the following recommended websites:

Trainline.eu
France National Rail
Rail Europe

Major Airports

Driving
Speed Limits

 

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