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General Information

The official language of France is French.

The national currency of France is Euro (€) franc (EUR).

1 EUR equals  .
equals  EUR.

Location

France

The distance from to France is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to France. Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of France is 46. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in France.

LGBT

France has a score of 8 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. France ranks #17 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in France.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to France should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in France to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in France differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In France, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
Weather

The temperature difference between France and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in France. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 40–49°F  /  4–9°C 88% 74%
Sat November 09 37–47°F  /  3–8°C 91% 59%
Sun November 10 37–45°F  /  3–7°C 95% 98%
Mon November 11 33–47°F  /  0–8°C 93% 23%
Tue November 12 35–48°F  /  2–9°C 92% 32%
Wed November 13 34–50°F  /  1–10°C 88% 9%
Thu November 14 37–50°F  /  3–10°C 92% 82%
Fri November 15 36–47°F  /  2–8°C 90% 49%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 07:45 am and sets at 05:30 pm. This equates to 9.8 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in France, it is in . When the sun sets in France, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in France is 4.64 EUR. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.55 EUR. Every hour of waiting time costs 32.09 EUR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in France.

The minimum driving age is 15.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 EUR in France.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 9.76 EUR.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in France is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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