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France; the place to be if you’re into wine, cheese, gorgeous nature, and exciting cities. And to be frank: who isn’t? Whether you’re looking for a quiet holiday in nature, an exciting skiing trip in the mountains or a city trip: France has got you covered!

Good to know

Capital: Paris
Language: French
Currency: Euro (€)
Dial code: 0033 / +33
Emergency number: 112
Highest point: 4.808 m (Mont Blanc)
Travel advice: Check out the current travel advice for France

If you’re an EU inhabitant, you don’t need a visa if you’re traveling to France. However, you do need a valid passport or an ID card to be able to identify yourself if needed. Due to the Schengen agreement only people from third world countries and people that have been rejected for a visa in one of the Schengen countries before, need a visa prior to traveling to France.

There are no mandatory or recommended vaccinations for France. Depending on where you are going and what you are going to do, you can get vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).


The price level in France is about the same as that of it’s surrounding countries. Some specialties, like cheeses or local wines, can be cheaper, while other items might be more expensive. Depending on the season in which you travel and the place you go, the daily costs may be slightly higher or lower.

Budget€50,- a day
Standard€75,- a day

The budgets mentioned above, are per person per day. In the ‘Budget’ category you stay in simple hostels, you will have to prepare food yourself sometimes and do cheaper (or less) activities. With the ‘Standard’ category you’ll have a private room (maybe in a hostel) and you can go out for dinner.

The best time to travel

The best time to visit France is during spring or summer. The temperatures are high and the sun shines often. Of course, this fully depends on your travel plans. France is a great place to ski in winter and it’s cities are great to visit year round.
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