There’s a reason why France is the world’s greatest travel destination - it's not the Eiffel 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.
What people say
The Dordogne is just the most beautiful area, and having the opportunity to walk between the villages, paddle down the river and immerse oneself in the region's medieval and prehistoric sites was amazing.
What people say
I can confidently say that those were some of the best days of my life just touring around France with my daughter! Our tour leader was funny and knowledgeable, and importantly, made everyone feel welcome and part of the group. The highlight was the stay at the chateau, it was pure magic.
France travel highlights
Keep your footing while browsing the city’s floating markets or stop in at one of the many art galleries and museums on offer.
Whether it’s relaxing in the manicured gardens beneath the Eiffel Tower, or shopping for macarons along Boulevard Saint-Germain, the ‘City of Lights’ is a joy to explore.
Take a seat at one of the chic cafes lining Promenade des Anglais and enjoy the views of the water. Afterwards, lose yourself in the Old Quarter’s winding alleyways.
Explore the wide boulevards, shady squares and enticing cafes of this coastal Parisian city. The morning markets are a wonderful place to buy ingredients for a picnic lunch.
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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.
For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/France/public-holidays