Travel to France

France will sweep you away with its intimate lifestyle of simplicity yet divine sophistication. A getaway to this European country will leave you with a passion for all things culinary and luxurious.

Key facts

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Population: 67 million
  • National dish: Pot-Au-Feu
  • Bottle of beer: 5 EUR
  • Official language: French
  • Hello: Bonjour
  • Capital city: Paris
  • Minimum wage: 10 EUR/hour
  • Annual temperatures: 3°C - 27°C

Culture

In comparison to other nationalities, the French typically behave with more formality, especially towards strangers and acquaintances. Family is highly regarded in French culture and they have significant enthusiasm for food and wine.

Best time to visit

Many travellers content with skipping the Mediterranean lifestyle prefer to visit France during December - February (winter), when they can explore the French Alps and visit the famous landmarks with fewer crowds. The peak time for travel is generally in June - August (summer) where travellers like to make the most of the sunshine and enjoy outdoor activities by the beach. Visiting between March - May (spring) is prime time for blooming cherry blossoms, bountiful harvest at the markets and fresh wine from local wineries.


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