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France travel tips
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on August 27, 2021 Share on

France Travel Tips – Have a perfect France Vacation :)

If you are planning to visit France very soon for your first French vacation, here are the top 10 France travel tips for you guys about people, their culture, food, places to visit and things to take care of and so on. The country has something for everyone, so no worries. France is a perfect destination to explore and to have a perfect trip, so scroll down now! Let’s get into it!

 

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France Travel Tips –

  1. Learn basic French
  2. Beware of pickpockets
  3. Cheese and wine will be everywhere
  4. Call 112 for any emergency
  5. French people are friendly and polite
  6. Visit Southern France anytime!
  7. Charging adapters are a must!
  8. “The Ring Trick” in France
  9. Pack Comfy Clothes & Shoes
  10. Eat like a Local to get an experience like a Local!

1. Learn basic French

Before visiting France, prepare yourself with some common French words to communicate with the locals. As it would show your respect towards the country, excitement to the locals, making a good first impression and even they will feel free around you. And also, learning basic French will make your trip a bit easy as many people do not speak English there! For example – Bonjour – Good Morning, Salut – Hi, Merci – Thank you and more!

bonjour- French language
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2. Beware of pickpockets

France is one of the most popular destinations to visit by tourists, and a great hotspot for pickpockets and scammers and especially in major cities like – Paris, Lyon, Marseille, etc. Be alert at places like the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame, the Sacré-Cœur, Louvre etc. as these places are mostly crowded and a great chance for pickpockets. Keep your wallet in your front pocket or in a bag as it will be easy for you to take care of your items and to be attentive.

Also read – 10 best beaches in France – Why not relax and explore?

3. Cheese and wine will be everywhere!

Do not get surprised if you see cheese and wine everywhere! French people love the pair of cheese and wine reflecting their culture. The place has various types of wines and cheeses like Southern France, which is a good place to try mulled wines. You can visit any café or restaurant and have a delicious pair of wine and cheese. So, when in France do as the French do!

(Fun fact – Worse the cheese smells, great the cheese tastes! Weird right?)

Cheese and red wine
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4. Call 112 for any emergency

In France and other European countries, the helpline number is 112. The number will work from mobile phones and landlines to public payphones, so just remember it for any emergency. Especially for France, you can dial 15 for a medical emergency, 17 for police and 18 for fire emergencies. Do save these numbers in your phones and even write them down and put the paper in your bag in case your mobile gets switched off or someone steals it. It is better to have precautions so you could have an amazing experience.

Also read – Is France open for Indian tourists? – With the Most Latest Updates!

5. French people are friendly and polite

Not to worry at all if you are in France as locals there are very friendly and polite if you are respectful too. They are happy to help out a lost tourist and will greet you with respect too. Whenever you meet or need to talk to any local greet them by saying bonjour as it will show your respect towards their culture and norms. People there believe in living their life to the fullest and not about rushing them. This is one of the sensible France travel tips that you’ll ever get when travelling to France.

the eiffel tower - France Travel Tips
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6. Visit Southern France anytime!

The climate and weather of southern France are just perfect for visiting it anytime in the year. It is one of the most beautiful and glamorous parts of France and you definitely should plan your visit. You can visit ravishing places like Cannes, Monaco and Côte d’Azur and explore the beaches, castles, national parks, farms and so much more. So remember that Paris is not the only part of France you should visit!

Also read – 10 Best National Parks in France – Adventure, Thrill and Nature!

7. Charging adapters are a must!

Charging adapters used in France are a bit different than used in other countries, so to save your pennies do arrange those beforehand. The devices here work at 230 V and 50 Hz and such adapters are available at airport shops too. After all, mobile phones and laptops are very important devices used to stay connected in such travelling.

travel charger - France Travel Tips
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8. “The Ring Trick” in France

“A person passing by and suddenly appears picking up a gold ring off the road or floor, asking you if it is yours.” Most people fall for this trick; say yes and then suddenly you will be asked for money and more group members will start pressurising you to hand over the money. That gold ring is nothing but a total fake and is made of brass or copper but you will realize it after handing over the money. So, it will be better not to fall for these silly tricks!

Also read – 10 Best Cruises in France – Elegance, Charms and wonders!

9. Pack Comfy Clothes & Shoes

France is a place you won’t want to sit and waste your time but explore it to the fullest. Wearing comfortable clothes and shoes will be the biggest advantage for you. The French don’t judge you for your clothes and to blend more in, think casual sneakers, shorts and tees instead of fashioned clothes or footwear. But there’s no rule on this. Do as you want to and click a bunch of pictures!

clothes - France Travel Tips
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10. Eat like a Local to get an experience like a Local!

French people don’t like getting rushed; you’ll see the French sitting down in a restaurant to enjoy delicious meals and not rushing to get onto the next thing. Have Steak Frites, Chicken confit, French onion soup, Bouillabaisse and try blending into the French culture. And not to forget, the famous French confectionery items like Croissants, Éclairs, Macaroons, Crepes; this list is never-ending. Try to eat like a local to know the country like a local! (Reading these names make us feel hungry; imagine eating them! Delicious !)

Also read – 10 Things To Do In Cannes, France: The City of Wholeness!

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Hoping these tips will make your travel to France a bit easy and amazing. Try to explore and eat as much as you can, these memories will surely make you nostalgic one day! To have some amazing deals on France tour packages check Pickyourtrail, where you can customise your itinerary on your own according to your own choices and preferences or choose any pre-made packages. See you soon!

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