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France is a country located in Western Europe. It was founded on October 4, 1958.
France Travel Guide
This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to France and find the best things to see, do and experience in France even before you arrive here.
Famous Louvre museum in Paris, France. Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, more 10+ millions in 2012.
A view to Cathedral, Our Lady of Chartres from central place of city. Cathedral constructed during the 13th century and is fine example of French Gothic architecture.
Facade of the Centre of Georges Pompidou in Paris, France. The Centre of Georges Pompidou is one of the most famous museums of the modern art in the world.
Fountain of Apollo in garden of Versailles Palace in a beautful summer day in France.
History [Founded on October 4, 1958] • Capital [Paris] • Government [Republic] • Currency [Euro (€)] • Language [French (official)] • Religion [Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist] • Electricity [230V, 50Hz Type E plug] • Time Zone [UTC +1] • Country Code [+33] • Internet TLD [.fr ] • Emergencies [Dial 112]
Events, Festivals and Holiday
– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Easter Monday, March 28, Mon
– Labor Day, May 1, Sun
– Ascension Day, May 5, Thu
– V-E Day, May 8, Sun
– Whit Monday, May 16, Mon
– Bastille Day, July 14, Thu
– Assumption Day, August 15, Mon
– National Day, October 26, Wed
– All Saints Day, November 1, Tue
– Armistice Day, November 11, Fri
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
Hotel – Porters 0.50 – 1 Euro per bag, Housekeepers 1 – 1.50 Euro per day
Restaurant – 10% of the bill.
Tour Guide – 2-5 euro
Taxi Driver – 10% of the bill.
Spas – 10% of the bill.
Money & Duty Free
Euro with symbol: € = 100 cents
Euro Notes denominations (€):5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
Euro Coin denominations(€): 2, 1
Euro Coin denominations(Cents):1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.
ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.
Widely accepted. In Euros, US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.
Mon to Fri: 1000-1700