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France Culture

  • Café
  • Chateau Pichon Longueville
  • France during the 2014 World Cup
  • Paris Metro
  • Macarons
  • Strasbourg

Social Conventions

It is polite to say good day or good evening in stores and shaking hands is a very common form of greeting, as is kissing on both cheeks. While casual wear is acceptable around the country, some places (clubs, restaurants etc) require more formal attire.



French is the official language with varying dialects. Some in the southwest speak Basque, while Breton is spoken in Brittany.



Over 80% of the population of France is Catholic, with Protestant, Muslim and Jewish minorities.


France Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to France.

Learn about the history and culture of France, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about France's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering France for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our France tours today!


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