Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to France are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in France read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for France.
The best times to visit France are in spring (April-May), summer (June-August) and fall (September-October). France enjoys mild temperatures, although there are regional variations: there's a Mediterranean climate in the south and wetter weather in the north, near the English Channel.
If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don't need a visa to enter France.
The official currency of France is the Euro.
The list of French mammals below is far from exhaustive; it covers the larger and most interesting species. In addition to the species listed below, France also is home to badgers, foxes, otters, rats, mice, rabbits and hares, red squirrels, and even - but only in the Rhine valley - wild hamsters.
Some of the national dishes of France include crepes, pot-au-feu, macarons, croissants, and coq au vin.
French, the official language, is the first language of 88% of the population. Most of those who speak minority languages also speak French, as the minority languages are given no legal recognition. 3% of the population speak German dialects, predominantly in the eastern provinces of Alsace-Lorraine and Moselle.
The currency in France is the Euro. The tip is included in the final bill (service compris), but if the service exceeded your expectations, round the bill up to the nearest whole figure or leave 5 to 10 percent to show your gratitude. Another option is to leave €1 to €2 per every €20 spent in all but the finest restaurants.
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The time difference is 1 hours
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Stay informed before during and after your trip to France with this France Guidebook .