With the world’s most-visited museum, a rich history, indulgent pastries, and a reputation as the fashion capital of the world, it’s clear that the hype about France exists for a reason. This European gem is filled with so much beautiful scenery that you’ll savor every moment of your French vacation just as much as each buttery croissant. Whether you’re wondering what to do in France or want expert tips on the top places to visit in France, our ultimate France Travel Guide is here to help you enjoy your trip to this dreamy destination.
Currency: Euro. Note that better exchange rates are often available overseas, but it’s a good idea to order currency from your local bank so you have cash on hand for those decadent French pastries!
Language: Don’t worry if you’re not a fluent French speaker. While French is the predominant language, many locals also speak English and give grace to visitors who do their best to speak in the native language, even if imperfectly. Here are some of the key phrases you’ll want to know.
Where you are in France will determine the best way to travel from place to place. In major cities like Paris or Nice, trams and metros are prevalent, making public transit your best option. In more remote areas, a private motorcoach is the best way to go. Good thing that’s included on all of our France tours!
There a plenty of things to do in France all year round, though the weather will vary between coastal towns and inland cities. The best time to visit France will likely depend on what type of vacation you envision for yourself and what you’d like to do on your trip.
With so many things to do in France, you’ll want to put a little extra thought into your ensembles, especially considering France has a reputation for its fashion sensibility. Here’s everything you’ll want to bring along your trip where you’ll do everything from visiting châteaus to marveling at the iconic artwork at the Louvre.
There is too much to do in France to fit everything into one single visit. These are just a few of our travelers’ favorite things to experience in this beautiful European country.
With so many places to visit in France, you’ll surely want to see as much as possible during your free time. Here are just a few of our suggestions:
The flavors you’ll taste in France are as memorable as the country’s iconic art and landmarks. There’s a wealth of options between pastries, cheeses, wines, and more all waiting to be tried with fresh, seasonal ingredients taking center stage. And if you want a truly special experience, join a Parisian family for a home-hosted dinner.
The best parts of your trip will be moments that are too big to fit in your suitcase. But these go-to picks will help you and your loved ones keep a little piece of France close by long after your vacation is over.