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									Travel Tips to European Countries: France

About the city

The crowd is attracted to sparkling ski slopes of the Alps, sunlit
vineyards and sun-baked beaches of this beautiful country. France is a
country which draws more tourists than any other country. It is easy to
see why this is the case given France’s great reputation for fine wines,
good food, high fashion and relaxed lifestyle. But while France is
undoubtedly a place to eat and drink till your heart is content, there's
much more to this fascinating country than only cutting-edge cuisines.
Spring is the best time to be here, and those interested in winter sports
can drop at the Alps and Pyrenees with some polar gear. The summers are
very hot and winters are moderate. An all-weather coat and pair of
comfortable shoes are a must. Women, especially, should carry cocktail
dresses as some of the restaurants ask for it. When visiting any
religious site, refrain from wearing sleeveless shirt and shorts, as they
are disliked at such places.

Culture

English is widely spoken here, although French is the official language.
Handshaking is
customary greeting and women should be kissed on both cheeks and should
be addressed
as Monsieur or Madame. French people are popularly known for their like
for stylish sportswear
and of course perfumes. Nudism is allowed on some beaches only. Social
functions, fine
restaurants, and clubs call for more formal dressing. When at a formal
dinner, wait till the host
gestures to start the dinner. Smoking is banned in public places.

Site Seeing

Paris, the city of love, is a massive city with many attractions in
reachable distance thanks to the
highly efficient public transport system. It boasts of more than 80
museums and 200 arts
galleries. A trip to Disney land and the magnificent Eiffel tower will
make the trip worthwhile.
The attractive tourists spots are the Arc de triomphe which spans over
the tomb of an
unknown soldier, the forbidding gothic architecture of the Notre Dame
cathedral, the picturesque
Sacre Coeur, to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Moulin Rouge and boat
tours along the
Seine. Get the Carte Musees-Monuments pass, which gives access to 70
monuments and
museums.

Shopping
Although service tax is included in the bill, a humble tip won’t cost
much. An extra dollar can be given as tip to the waiter. A tip of $2 can
be left for the bus drivers.
Electricity

220-volt, 50-cycle AC current.
Getting There

The national airline that operates here is Air France. Many low-cost
airlines, too, provide services from UK. Paris-Charles de Gaulle also
known as Roissy-Charles de Gaulle is the major airport of France, which
is 23km away from the city. Coaches, taxis, limousines services are
provided at the airport. The railway facility provided by the airport,
claims to reach all the terminals within eight minutes. These trains run
24 hours. The other airports that offer flight services are Paris-Orly,
Marseille, Bordeaux, Nice, Lyon and Toulouse.

Ferry and cruise trips can be made from ports such as Atlantic, North
Sea, Mediterranean, and Havre.

Duty Free Items

1.   200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250g of tobacco
2.   1liter of spirits over 22 per cent or 2liter of alcoholic beverage up
to   22 per cent
3.   2liter of wine
4.   50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette
5.   500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extract
6.   100g of tea or 40g of tea extract

Food and agricultural products should be avoided.

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