Planning your trip

What kind of transport to choose?

What kind of transport to choose?
Within most major cities in France—including Paris, Lyon, and Marseille — public transportation is efficient, comprehensive, and cheap. In smaller towns, such as Rouen, Arles, or Antibes, it’s easy to navigate the city center on foot. Here is an important information for the tourists visiting France regarding French public transportation. These are the most convenient ways to get around in France. By plane Air France is the country’s primary carrier, serving around 30 cities in France and 30 ... ...

Subway in Paris

Subway in Paris
The subway in Paris is one of the best in the world. It is easy to use, has a lot of stations with fourteen lines which are spread all over Paris in ... ...

Safety and security

Safety and security
Common-sense security precautions will help you enjoy your vacation. Most problems can be avoided by being aware of one's surroundings and avoiding ... ...

Packing for France

Packing for France
Packing for a trip to France can be a challenge. The first thing you should do is not to over pack. Of course it is easier said than done. Aim to fit ... ...

Medical care

Medical care
France has excellent health care and it is open to all. Care is not rationed out and you are guaranteed care regardless of your ability to pay or ... ...

How to get a tourist visa for France?

How to get a tourist visa for France?
There are several types of visa: Short-stay visas (“Schengen visas”) Short-stay or “Schengen” visas allow you to move freely in countries in the Schengen Area for 90 days per period of 6 months from your first entry to the Schengen Area. Schengen visas may be required for one or several entries. This type of visa is for tourism, business travel or family visits. Long-stay visas Long-stay visas are for stays exceeding 3 months. The main reasons for receiving this type of visa are study, ... ...

Emergencies

Emergencies
France is a very low-crime area, and is one of the safest countries in the world, but large cities are plagued with the usual woes. Violent crime ... ...

Driving in France

Driving in France
France has an excellent road and motorway network. Before driving in France you need to make sure to have everything from the list below: ... ...

Customs formalities

Customs formalities
Whether you’re arriving in France at a road, a railway station, a port or an airport, there are two separate customs clearance channels. Customs ... ...
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