Of all the countries in the world, France is the most visited. It is located in Western Europe, with Paris as its capital, known as the City of Love.
Iconic monuments adorn this country, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Arc-de Triomphe, and Champs-Elysées. France is renowned for its wines, sophisticated cuisine, high-end fashion scene, and the Cannes Film Festival.
There are also many wine regions here; each is famous for its unique variety of grapes and wine.
The French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur in French) stretches along the Mediterranean coast and is famous for its beaches, breathtaking landscapes and charming villages, and its luxurious properties yachts. This region has often been nicknamed the playground for the rich and famous.
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THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
France is best in Spring (April-May), Summer (June-August), or Autumn (September-October), with temperatures ranging from 61°F to 78°F.
France has a mainly pleasant climate, but there are some high mountain regions with the Alps and the Pyrenees in the south; consequently, there are considerable temperature variations.
Autumn is still warm, with temperatures between 61°F and 77°F, and vibrant landscapes as the leaves change colour.
January to March, winter months can be cold throughout France, averaging from 32° F to 46° F.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Language: The official language is French.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Banks & ATMs:
There is an abundance of banks in France, and ATMs e are widely available, with most of them offering an English language option for transactions.
Plugs and Sockets:
There are two associated plug types, types C and E.
Plug type C has two round pins, and plug type E is the plug that has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin.
France operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
France is a relatively safe country to visit, but be vigilant with petty crime and pickpocketers.
EasyJet, British Airways, American Airlines, Ryanair, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, Air Mauritius, and Kenya Airways (to name a few) all fly direct to France.
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