There’s a reason why France is the world’s greatest travel destination - it's not the Eifel Tower, nor the haute cuisine but the intangible beauty of the place.

France travel is a cliché – but there’s nothing stale about this country’s delights. Paris icons such as the Louvre and the enormous Arc de Triomphe still amaze all who visit, and the French countryside chateaus are as plush as ever. The Latin Quarter is still a bohemian hotspot and the Champs-Elysees is packed with more cafes, theatres and luxury shop than ever. With endless galleries and butter-drenched food to feast on, France is one unmissable destination. 

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France facts

Capital city Paris Population ...

Local culture of France

The stereotypical French lifestyle still, in many ways, lives on. Locals are still arty...

Geography & environment

France shared borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Sp...

Shopping guide to France

Shopping in France can be a diverse experience from boutique fashion to vintage flea ma...

France festival calendar

Bastille Day It's dedicated to the Fall of Bastille, the culmination of the French r...

Food & drink in France

French cuisine is on the list of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage and has set the ...

Further reading

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway Chocolat by Joanne Harris Dangerous Liaison...

France travel FAQs

  • Australia: Not required 
  • Belgium: Not required 
  • Canada: Not required 
  • Germany: Not required
  • Ireland: Not required
  • Netherlands: Not required 
  • New Zealand: Not required 
  • South Africa: Yes - in advance
  • Switzerland: Not required 
  • UK: Not required 
  • USA: Not required

Although many restaurants already include a surcharge, tipping extra is still customary. Round up the bill or leave some extra change here and for other services. 

You’ll have no trouble accessing internet across most of France. 

You’ll have good mobile coverage in France. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling. 

France has Western-style toilets. Many public toilets are unisex and some charge a small fee.


  • Short metro ride = 1.50-2 Euro
  • Beer = 5 Euro 
  • Baguette snack = 5 Euro
  • Budget meal in a café = 10 Euro
  • High-end restaurant meal = 30 Euro

Drinking tap water safe to drink unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a refillable bottle or canteen with you. 

You’ll be able to use your credit card at major resutarants and shops but you’ll need to cash to buy from local cafes and small shops. 

You’ll have no trouble finding internationally connected ATMs in France. 

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.

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