While Paris isn’t the only place in France to visit, it’s arguably one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world
Stroll around sights such as the beautiful Notre Dame, take the lift up to the top – or at least second floor – of the Eiffel Tower or simply enjoy the culture the city has to offer.
At a glance
- Depending on what you want to do, France has loads of options
- Remember you still need to take your passport
- Be aware of pickpockets especially at the main tourist attractions
Don’t fancy too much walking? A river cruise in Paris is a winner for relaxing sight-seeing. If Paris isn’t your thing then take advantage of the beautiful beaches France has to offer during the summer. The French Riviera, sandy beaches of Languedoc, Brittany and the coast of the South of Bordeaux are some of our faves.
Passports and Visas
You don’t need a visa to enter France, but you’ll have to remember those passports.
Health and safety
You don’t need any special vaccines when visiting this country but make sure you’re immunisations are up to date before you go. Keep an eye out at main tourist attractions, where you may fall victim to pickpockets, especially at Charles de Gaulle airport and in train stations such as Gare du Nord in Paris.
When to go
Like Britain, France has its fair share of rain and cold winters so treat any season as you would the UK. However, summers can be warmer than here so a great time to hit the beach.
Things to do
Visit Paris with its romantic sites or go off plan and take a well-deserved break in some of France’s most historic areas such as Burgundy where you can explore vineyards and chateaus.
Make sure France’s signature dishes such as duck are cooked through, as restaurants tend to cook these rare.
Bounty team's top travel tips
If you’re sticking to romantic Paris then the French Quarter with its air of blues and jazz, as well as cobbled streets is a must-place to visit. Staying slightly outside of Paris also means you can save on hotels – the trains are quick, frequent and cheap. If you fancy city and country then jump on the high-speed TGV train which goes to a range of regions in the country.
Flight time: London Airports to Paris 45 minutes
London airports to the south of France 1 hour 50
Ferry from the UK (Dover) to Calais: 1.5 hours
Eurotunnel Folkestone to Calais: 35 minutes
Eurostar to Paris: 2 hours