France

France Travel Info.

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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.

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.

CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
GENERAL INTEREST:
  • 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.

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France Photographs

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A narrow village street, France

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Forest stream, near Grenoble, France

Notre Dame Cathedral at twilight

Notre Dame...
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France metropolitan regions & their capitals

Region Capital Quick Reference
Alsace Strasbourg Alsace
Aquitaine Bordeaux Aquitaine
Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne
Brittany Rennes Brittany
Burgundy Dijon Burgundy
Centre-Val de Loire Orleans Centre-Val de Loire
Champagne-Ardenne Chalons-en-Champagne Champagne-Ardenne
Corsica Ajaccio Corsica
Franche-Comte Besancon Franche-Comte
Ile-de-France Paris Ile-de-France
Languedoc-Roussillon Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon
Limousin Limoges Limousin
Lorraine Metz Lorraine
Lower Normandy Caen Lower Normandy
Midi-Pyrenees Toulouse Midi-Pyrenees
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Lille Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Pays-de-la-Loire Nantes Pays-de-la-Loire
Picardy Amiens Picardy
Poitou-Charentes Poitiers Poitou-Charentes
Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur Marseille Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur
Rhone-Alpes Lyon Rhone-Alpes
Upper Normandy Rouen Upper Normandy

Most popular Cities in France

Aix-en-Provence, Amiens, Angers, Argenteuil, Besancon, Bordeaux, Boulogne-Billancourt, Cergy-Pontoise, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Le Havre, Le Mans, Lille, Limoges, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Nimes, Orleans, Paris, Perpignan, Reims, Rouen, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse, Tours, Villeurbanne