Located in western Europe, France is the biggest and most visited country in the European Union. Well known for its capital, Paris, the country has a lot more to offer. France has been a dreamed destination for many, and with breathtaking natural wonders, rich history, architecture, culture, amazing art, cuisine, great fashion scene and one of the biggest wine industries of the world, there is no wonder why. 

Why Visit France

CULTURE & HISTORY

The culture in France has been shaped by geography and history, playing an important role in the culture worldwide. Originally named Gaul or Gallia, the country itself has existed for a little over a thousand years and has hosted some of the important events in European history. Its cinemafashioncuisineliterature, architecture and art is recognized around the world.

LANDSCAPES

If you are only planning on visiting Paris, you are missing a big deal. The country is home to many stunning natural wonders that you wouldn’t see unless you visit the countryside. Alpine cliffs, lavender fields, caves, waterfalls, sand dunes and of course the dreamy french riviera.

CUISINE

The french cuisine is well known for its innovative flavors and elegant presentations. Very technical and flavorful, the French have come up with amazing techniques like flambeing, braising, poaching, and sautéing that have set a global standard.

ART

Art is one of the major attractions of France as a tourist destination. The country is home to thousand of art galleries and museums, including the biggest worldwide, The Louvre. It is also home to an amazing cultural heritage, where many artistic movements were born, just as important artists and painters like Claude Monet and Édouard Manet.

WINE

France is one of the largest wine producers in the world, with 5 important wine regions in the country creating more than 200 wine varieties. Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world’s wines are from France, thanks to its different soils, climates and altitudes. The industry traces back its history to roman times, and its famous for its quality.

ARCHITECTURE

France has always been an important center for architecture. The country gave birth to some of the most famous architectural styles, influenced by the Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and Classical periods. The country has evolved, featuring a interesting mix between old and new.

France postcards

Located in western Europe, France is the biggest and most visited country in the European Union. Well known for its capital, Paris, the country has a lot more to offer. France has been a dreamed destination for many, and with breathtaking natural wonders, rich history, architecture, culture, amazing art, cuisine, great fashion scene and one of the biggest wine industries of the world, there is no wonder why. 

France postcards

Why Visit France

CULTURE & HISTORY

The culture in France has been shaped by geography and history, playing an important role in the culture worldwide. Originally named Gaul or Gallia, the country itself has existed for a little over a thousand years and has hosted some of the important events in European history. Its cinemafashioncuisineliterature, architecture and art is recognized around the world.

LANDSCAPES

If you are only planning on visiting Paris, you are missing a big deal. The country is home to many stunning natural wonders that you wouldn’t see unless you visit the countryside. Alpine cliffs, lavender fields, caves, waterfalls, sand dunes and of course the dreamy french riviera.

CUISINE

The french cuisine is well known for its innovative flavors and elegant presentations. Very technical and flavorful, the French have come up with amazing techniques like flambeing, braising, poaching, and sautéing that have set a global standard.

ART

Art is one of the major attractions of France as a tourist destination. The country is home to thousand of art galleries and museums, including the biggest worldwide, The Louvre. It is also home to an amazing cultural heritage, where many artistic movements were born, just as important artists and painters like Claude Monet and Édouard Manet.

WINE

France is one of the largest wine producers in the world, with 5 important wine regions in the country creating more than 200 wine varieties. Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world’s wines are from France, thanks to its different soils, climates and altitudes. The industry traces back its history to roman times, and its famous for its quality.

ARCHITECTURE

France has always been an important center for architecture. The country gave birth to some of the most famous architectural styles, influenced by the Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and Classical periods. The country has evolved, featuring a interesting mix between old and new.

  • Name: French Republic 
  • Capital: Paris
  • Official Languages: French
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Zone: UTC+1:00
  • Name: French Republic
  • Capital: Paris
  • Official Languages: French
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Zone: UTC+1:00

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

French is the official language of the country. Around 40% of the french speak english, (mostly in big cities) however, they might not like to do it. It will be useful to learn a couple words.

ELECTRICITY

In France the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

Euro is the official currency in France. Other foreign currencies, like dollars, might be accepted at tourist attractions and hotels, but they won’t be accepted at other establishments. You can directly withdraw the money from an ATM. Credit cards are widely accepted.

SAFETY

Overall France is very safe, although the crime rate might shift a little if you visit cities like Paris, Marseille and Nice. Violent crime is still generally uncommon, watch out for pickpockets and hustlers in crowded areas.

How to get around France

By plane

France is a really big country, with over 170 airports flying international and domestic every day. Flying is a really good way to get around quickly, and there are a couple budget airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet that can help you do this without breaking your wallet. Air France is the country’s major airline for interior flights. However, be aware of the strikes, and they have become more common over time and they could mess up your trip. 

By Car

Driving in France is a total delight. It would only be worth it if you are leaving the city, as the main cities all have a really good Public Transportation network and a car wouldn’t be necessary in them. All the major rental agencies serve France.

By Bus

Buses are an alternative if you want to save some money. They are widely used for short-distance travel, especially in rural areas with relatively few train lines.

By Train

France has one of the best train network in the entire Europe. They also feature high-speed trains for your convenience. They have connection with the metro, which is the fastest and cheapest way to move around the city.


Visa Policy

Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Croatia for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu.

Citizens from all other countries (except, of course, european citizens) need to request a visa in advance through the embassy.


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