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A voyage through the stunning French Alps, iconic landmarks and exquisite cuisine

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FAQs: France

What should I know about France?

France is the largest country in Western Europe. Incredibly diverse, a trip to the country allows many possible itineraries. The glaciated peaks of the French Alps are the perfect scenery for all types of mountain activities, while visiting the wine regions of Champagne and Bordeaux makes for a singular experience. To the south, the French Riviera allures travelers with sun-drenched beaches and the island of Corsica, tucked in the Mediterranean Sea, provides endless options for hikers and explorers alike, including the most challenging hiking route in Europe: the GR20. When it comes to cities, the big favorite is always Paris: a major tourist destination featuring some of the world’s most iconic historical sites, museums, architecture and cuisine.

Why should I choose France for my adventure?

The magnificent snow-covered Alps

The French Alps are an invitation to explore the outdoors in all possible ways. The charming town of Chamonix, lying at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif and the Aiguille du Midi, makes a great starting point. To the south, three stunning national parks ‒Vanoise, Ecrins and Mercantour‒ allure hikers and nature lovers from all around the world.

Paris, one of the most visited cities in the world

This city boasts some of the most emblematic landmarks in the world, from Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe to the Mona Lisa inside Louvre and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Romance, art, literature, history, fashion and delicious patisserie: there’s no shortage of attractions, so you need to plan your stay carefully.

The exclusive and sunny French Riviera

The glamorous French Mediterranean coastline ‒also known as Côte d'Azur ‒ blends awe-inspiring landscapes, exclusive resorts and first-class cuisine and wines. Nice is the most important hub to start exploring the area. Other must-see include Cannes, Grasse ‒the perfume-capital with its lavender fields ‒ and Marseille.

What can I expect from the weather in France?

Weather varies greatly between regions: the northern cities and mountain towns have very cold winters (with heavy snowfalls on the mountains) and warm summers; while the coastal cities by the Mediterranean enjoy mild temperatures almost all year and very hot days during the summer season.

How can I get to France?

Most of the world’s major airlines have direct flights to Paris. Other important regional airports include Lyon, Nice, Marseille and Toulouse. France is well-connected to many European cities by train, bus or ferry. If you are traveling to the French Alps, the closest airports are Geneva (in Switzerland, near the French border), Grenoble and Chámbery. To explore the French Riviera, the best gateway is Nice.

Which language is predominantly spoken in France?

French

What’s the country code of France?

+33

What currency is accepted in France?

Euro (EUR)

What’s the high season in France?

France can be visited all-year-round. During spring (April-June) and fall (September-November) you’ll find less tourists, lower prices and mild temperatures. Summer (especially July) is very crowded. The ski season in the French Alps runs from December to April.

What people are saying about France trips

Ron

5.00

Our guide Valerie was amazing. She knows the mountain extremely well and was able to take us to one run after another with fresh powder and first tracks. She pushed us hard, but also knew our limits. I highly recommend her! (And she is also an incredible and accomplished snowboarder).

Roland

5.00

Kyros was excellent and professional! I had some delays getting my equipment in the morning, and he was more than flexible and capable of making sure I got what I needed. I would recommend him to anyone.

Paula

5.00

Ivan was very mindful with different characters of the large group. Ivan is a very experienced boulderer and could share his knowledge in an easy way to give a good start to the group. Furthermore he took pictures and give helpful advises for the rest of our trip.

Ivan

5.00

Great day with Ivan at Fontainebleau. Hundreds of boulders for any level of climbing. I liked the way Ivan setup our route: from easier climbs to harder. He helped me with the boulders I have struggled with and gave me a lot of good tips and techniques.

Caroline

5.00

Gigio was a fantastic guide and extremely graceful!! His knowledge of the mountain was superb and he did a great job making me feel comfortable throughout the ascent. Overall the experience was exactly what I was hoping for thanks to Gigio!

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