ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
France is the #1 tourism destination in the world, and the most significant attraction in France, and for that matter Europe, is the unforgettable city of Paris. It exudes ambiance and style. Notable must-sees include the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Eiffel Tower, Latin Quarter, Louvre, Musee d'Orsay and Notre Dame Cathedral.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
Additional points-of-interest in France include Saint Malo and the rugged coastline of Brittany, Corsica, Chateau De Versailles, Euro Disney Land, the stunning Loire Valley, the French Alps and Pyrenees, the Cote d'Azur and the Mediterranean cities of Cannes and Nice.
France is renowned for its architecture, art, cinema, cuisine, fashion, literature, music and wine.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Calling Code: 33
- Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
- Drive on the: Right
- Times to Travel: France enjoys a moderate climate with regional and obvious seasonal variations. Most travelers agree that the late spring and early summer months are the best time to visit France, as the weather is consistently at its best. The sea is warm enough for swimming between June and September, and as early as May along the Cote d'Azur.
In August most locals escape the city heat and take their month-long vacations. The beaches and mountains are subsequently packed, and many shops and restaurants are closed during this period.
Fall and early winters are often quite pleasant along the Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean Sea coastlines. The ski season runs between December and April, and the world class resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees are popular destinations.