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About France

France remains a jewel when it comes to tourism, since it has been the most visited country in the World for decades if not centuries !

With an incredible landscapes diversity and a rich history and culture, France offers all the charms to please everybody.


Winter GamesThe French national currency is the euro (EUR) - to get the accurate exchange rate of today or convert any amount from foreign currency, please click here

Only change money at banks, hotels and airport exchange bureaus.

Pretty much all hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards and there are ATMs in all cities. Consider informing your bank before you travel to France to avoid having a temporary stop on your card. Travellers' cheques are not widely accepted.

1 beer = 4€
1 dish in a restaurant (lunch) = 10 / 20 €
1 public transport ticket 2€


- France is part of the Schengen zone – also all travellers with European countries passports are able to travel visas.

- For most of the other nationalitiy, France allows a 3 months stay without visa – it is the case for the New Zealand and Australia Passport holders.

Winter GamesTime Zones

France is on the London/ Cophenhagen/ Brussels GMT Time Zone - UTC +1

To get the accurate time in France, please click here



Travellers should ideally arrange an appointment with their health professional at least four to six weeks before travel. However, even if time is short, an appointment is still worthwhile.

The vaccines in this section are recommended for all travelers visiting this country.

Recommended Vaccinations for France

Hepatitis A Food & Water Recommended for most travelers
Hepatitis B Blood & Body Fluids Recommended for travelers to most regions
Yellow Fever Mosquito
Rabies Saliva of Infected Animals Vaccine recommended for long-term travelers and those who may come in contact with animals

Routine Vaccinations for France

Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Various Vectors Given to anyone unvaccinated and/or born after 1957. One time adult booster recommended.
TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) Wounds & Airborne Only one adult booster of pertussis required.
Chickenpox Direct Contact & Airborne Given to those unvaccinated that did not have chickenpox
Shingles Direct Contact Vaccine can still be given if you have had shingles
Pneumonia Airborne Two vaccines given seperately. All 65+ or immunocompromised should receive both
Influenza Airborne Vaccine components change annually
Meningitis Airborne & Direct Contact Given to anyone unvaccinated or at an increased risk, especially students
Polio Food & Water Considered a routine vaccination for most travel itineraries. Single adult booster recommended

Travel Distances

Travel times in France

Travel Tip & Tricks

Winter GamesPower socket / voltage: 220 V

Drinkable water: Tap water is drinkable in all cities

Tip & gratuity: Tips are generally included in the bill – however you can tip to reward a good service

Clothing: During the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup™, temperatures in the various host cities should vary between 20°C & 35°C

Security: There are no particular dangerous areas within the French cities - the most important is to be careful in crowded places, like in all major cities worldwide, to avoid pick-pockets. It is also preferable to hide valuable items when travelling at night time.

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