France travel guide

Check out our France travel guide for all you need to know before you go.  Get the low down on visas, how to get there, things to see and places to go, not-to-be-missed events, France travelling information and some handy phrases that will have you yarning with the locals in no time, oui oui!

France – home to the Eiffel tower, froggie-legged treats, French berets, and of course French-speaking folks.  Yup they’ve got all that, but heaps more too!  It’s impossible not to like France whether it is the chic boulevards of Paris, the sparkling ski slopes of the Alps, sunlit vineyards and sun-baked beaches, the glamorous jet-set lifestyle of the Mediterranean or coffee and croissants in an undiscovered village.

France fast facts


Languages spoken

Name: Euro
Code: EUR
Symbol: €

The electric current in Italy is 230V and the cycle is 50Hz.  Two-pin plugs are widely used.

Time zones
GMT + 1 (Central Europe time)
Daylight savings means the clocks go forward one hour on the last Sunday in March and go back one hour on the last Sunday of the following October.

Country dialling code

Weights & measures

*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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