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What language is spoken in France?

French is the national language of France and is spoken all over the country. English is not widely spoken except at major tourist attractions.  

What currency is used in France?

Euro (EUR) is the main currency used in France. Visa and Mastercard credit cards are also accepted however it is recommended to call ahead and advise the credit card company of travel plans to avoid hassle while on vacation.

Do I need a visa to travel to France?

Canadian and US citizens do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days.

When is the best time to travel to France?

France can be a popular destination all year long, depending on the purpose of your visit or vacation. There are several major festivals and events that attract celebrities, members of the entertainment industry and many others who share a common interest. These include Paris Fashion Week, Cannes International Film Festival in May and Tour de France in July. Many visitors also enjoy taking part in enjoying the natural surroundings that various regions in France have to offer such as the Provence Lavender fields that reach full bloom in July. The cities of Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Loire Valley make up France's wine country, another popular natural region in France. The cities are bustling with visitors during May and June, or during harvest season which takes place in September and October. Globetrotters interested in visiting any of the major cities just for the popular attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Nice's Promenade or the Normandy beaches, it is recommended that Spring or Fall is ideal in terms of pleasant weather as well as lesser crowds. The Normandy beaches are especially popular with historians during the battle's anniversary month of June. 

How is the transportation within France?

France has lots of transportation options. In the larger cities, there is public transportation such as buses and trains or city bus tours. Taxi and Uber services are also available in many cities. Many clients also enjoy taking a self-drive around the country. Any non-European Union citizens who wish to drive in France must possess an international driver's license. Driving takes place on the right side of the road. There are several cities in France that offer Uber transportation services including Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Nice, Bordeaux and Cannes. River cruises are also very popular in France.

Is France a family-friendly destination?

Many regions and cities in France can be family-friendly for those travelling with young children. The major cities have many popular attractions that offer tours that cater to families with young children. This allows both parents and children to share common interests during their visit. Other regions such as the wine region might not be suitable for those travelling with young children however families with adult children will definitely enjoy these areas. Disneyland Paris is of course one of the top attractions for families visiting France.


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