Any other tips for travelling in France?
There’s not too much to worry about if you decide to visit one of our closest neighbours, but here are a few things it’s nice to know.
Currency: The Euro (€). Check in with your bank and make sure you’re aware of ATM and card charges overseas before you go.
Language: French, of course! English is widely spoken in big cities, but if you speak some French people will appreciate you making the effort.
Vaccines: If you’re up to date with your jabs, you should be ok but you should see your doctor at least four weeks before you go away, just to make sure you’re in tip top shape.
Tipping: All restaurants and bars include a 15% service charge so you don’t have to leave anything more. But if you thought your service was particularly good then tips are very welcome.
Train travel: Train tickets in France are usually cheapest when they first go on sale, around three months before the departure date. Find out more about trains in France and how to book in advance with Trainline.