France

France Adventures

France is well known for all things romantic and epicurean, but your experience can be more than Paris, beaches and quaint cafes. The Alps provide a challenging circuit through the height of France and into Switzerland and Italy. This is France in a way most don’t know it.

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Fast Facts

CURRENCY
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The national currency of France is the euro. As of July, 2015: 1 CND = 0.72 EUR.

CREDIT CARDS
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Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in France, and ATMs are also available in major centres. Talk to your Adventure Specialist for recommendations.

LANGUAGE
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The official language of France is French.

POPULATION
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The population of France is 66.03 million as of 2013.

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIANS
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Canadians must present a passport to visit Spain, which must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of expected departure from that country. A tourist visa is not required for a stay under 90 days. Travellers should check with the Embassy of France or one of its consulates for up-to-date information.

CLIMATE
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• The north of France is host to wet and volatile weather.
• The western and southern faces of France are dictated by the Atlantic ocean, as shown by their robust storms and heavy summer downpours.
• The centre and eastern regions display a more continental climate with hot summers and cold winters.

(information provided by http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/europe/france/when-to-go/)

WHEN TO GO
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Climate does not need to be a primary concern when planning your trip. The primary consideration should be the French holiday periods because most French nationals vacation within their own country, making for congested cities and hectic roads.

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