France

Europe

Overview

Home to world famous landmarks such as the Champs-Elysees, the Alps, the Eiffel Tower, the Moulin Rouge, the Palaces de France and much, much more, France is a country of charms, romance and magic where art, beauty and history come together to paint a picture of a perfect moment in time, to be enjoyed and remembered.

Whichever the season you choose to visit France, be it spring, summer, autumn or winter, the list of to-do activities and to-see sights is never ending. From its festivals, museums, seaside resorts and picturesque villages to its vineyards, fine food and local heritage, France is a flawless combination of the old and the modern and a seductress whose allure should not be underestimated. 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, The Louvre

Social Norms: Shaking hands and, more familiarly, kissing both cheeks, are the usual forms of greeting. The form of personal address is simply Monsieur or Madame without a surname. At more formal dinners, it is the most important guest or host who gives the signal to start eating. Mealtimes are often a long, leisurely experience. Casual wear is common. Social functions, some clubs, casinos and exclusive restaurants warrant more formal attire. Topless sunbathing is tolerated on most beaches, but naturism is restricted to certain beaches - local tourist offices will advise where these are.

Price of Necessities: Bottle of water - 1.0 $, coffee - 3.3 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons - 62.3 $

Emergency Numbers: Police 17, Ambulance 15, Fire Brigade 18

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Influenza shot recommended for all travelers from November through April.

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Currency

Name: Euro

Symbol: €

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Weather conditions

Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
7.3°
8.5°
12.1°
14.9°
18.7°
22.1°
24.6°
24.4°
21.4°
16.6°
11.1°
7.9°
1.3°
1.5°
3.5°
5.6°
9.1°
12.2°
14.3°
14.1°
11.7°
8.5°
4.6°
2.3°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
65.0
56.4
54.9
59.0
66.2
58.1
50.8
56.2
66.0
78.7
76.0
74.3
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Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
7.3°
8.5°
12.1°
14.9°
18.7°
22.1°
24.6°
24.4°
21.4°
16.6°
11.1°
7.9°
1.3°
1.5°
3.5°
5.6°
9.1°
12.2°
14.3°
14.1°
11.7°
8.5°
4.6°
2.3°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
65.0
56.4
54.9
59.0
66.2
58.1
50.8
56.2
66.0
78.7
76.0
74.3
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