France

General Information

General Information for travelers going to France Population: 61 million Area: 547,030 square km, 547,030 square miles. Language(s): French Capital City: Paris Major Cities: Lyon, Marseille. Local Time: From 28 Mar 04 to 31 Oct 04 GMT +2, From 31 Oct 04 to 27 Mar 05 GMT +1 Currency: Euro (EUR 1 = 100 Cents) Notes: EUR: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 Coins: EUR: 1, 2. Cents: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Dialling Code: 33 Electricity:...

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Passport, Visa, Embassy

Passport & Visa Info The following details relate to holders of adult normal passports (requirements for children may be different), if any other type of passport or travel document is held, entry requirements should be checked with the relevant embassy or consulate. Passports Required, but NOT by the following: 1) Holders of National Identity Cards or passports issued to...

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Health risks

France is a developed and stable democracy. CRIME: France has a low rate of crime. MEDICAL FACILITIES Medical facilities are widely available Arthropod borne diseases: None Water- or food borne diseases: Travellers diarrhoea Other diseases: none Vaccination recommendation: A booster for tetanus/diphtheria - if not covered which indicates not vaccinated within the last...

Louvre, the first in the world

Louvre, the first in the world, France For five years, France was first in the world, in terms of quality of life but also in top rankings of the countries with most tourists, so it is no wonder that a lot of tourist attractions are located in most visited in the world rankings. Among them, the Louvre museum holds supremacy in the category. Louvre Museum in Paris is the most visited institution of its kind in the...

Climbing In France, Fontainebleau: Sandstone Boulders

Climbing In France, Fontainebleau: Sandstone Boulders, France Scattered throughout the enchanted forests of Fontainebleau, France, lie thousands of fantastically shaped sandstone boulders demanding such subtlety and skill to climb that the area has become known as the "laboratory of movement." For aspiring rock climbers throughout the world, a pilgrimage here has become almost mandatory. No outfitters currently run trips here, so hire a...

Sightseeing in Nizza, Nis or Nice

Sightseeing  In Nizza, France Nizza or Nice (pronounced /`nils/ French pronunciation: [nis]; Niçard Occitan: Niça [classical norm] or Nissa [nonstandard], Italian: Nizza or Nizza Marittima, Greek: Νίκαια, Latin: Nicaea) is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, with a population of 348,721 within its administrative limits on a land area of 71.92 km2 (28 sq mi)....

Weather

Climate: The north and northwest has a maritime climate which is changeable. Winters are usually mild, summers are moderate and rainfall occurs throughout the year. Southwestern France has a markedly warmer summer although it can be rather wet, and winters are usually mild. Central and eastern areas have a more continental climate with colder winters and a little warmer...