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Planning Your Trip to France

France is one of world’s most popular tourist destinations. Are you planning your dream vacation to France but you have no idea where to go or what to do during your trip? Contact French Travel Connection today and let us help you plan your trip to France.

You can submit your inquiry through the inquiry form in our website, email us at info@frenchtravel.com.au or call us at 1 300 858 304. 

Below are some things to consider when planning your trip to France:

What are the entry requirements?

Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter France for a stay of up to 3 months. Regulations covering other passport holders will depend on your nationality and the duration and reason for your stay. You should have, at least, six months validity remaining on your passport. Check with the French Consulate for further information.

When is the best time to visit France?

The best times to visit France are spring (April to June) or autumn (September to November). The climate in France varies per region. The northwest region is often rainy with mild winters and cool summers. The southwest region has hot summers, whilst the south has hot and dry summers and warmer winters.

Which cities and regions to visit when in France?

Paris is France’s capital and the most populous city of the country. It is known as the City of Light and considered to be the most romantic city in the world. Its name is synonymous to iconic landmarks, world-class museums, home to the luxurious fashion designers and brands, and diverse cuisine. The city is home to some of the most-visited landmarks in the word including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, Arc de Triomphe and more.

The Loire Valley region is known for its magnificent chateaux, beautiful landscape and great wines. Some of the must-visit castles are Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Amboise, Chateau de Villandry and its gardens.

If you are a wine enthusiast, travel to the regions of Alsace, Burgundy or Champagne. These regions produce some of the best wines in the world.

The Rhone Alps region is one of most scenic destinations of France. This region is a must-visit if you are into skiing, mountain biking and more.

Provence is a popular holiday destination for both locals and tourists. It is known for its picturesque landscape, hilltop villages and historic monuments.

The famous French Riviera also known as Cote d’Azur is a coastline along the Mediterranean Sea.

The Dordogne region is brimming with picturesque villages, castles, cave fortresses and churches.

The Southwest region of France is known for the beautiful Pyrenees mountains and the walled city of Carcassonne.

Aquitaine is one of the most diverse regions of France.

If you travel to the north, visit the beautiful Mont Saint-Michel or the historic D-Day landing beaches.

What type of accommodation should I choose?

If you are travelling to Paris, you can choose from our beautiful, 3 to 5 star hotels located near tourist attractions.

For extended stays or if you are travelling with a large of group, we recommend our fully-equipped serviced apartments.

If you want to live like a local, we also offer a collection of fully-furnished private apartments in the centre of Paris.

How do I get to and from the airport?

The two main international airports are Charles de Gaulle (30 km north of Paris) and Orly (15 km south).

Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG):

There is a free shuttle bus to the Roissy train station where the RER will take you to Gare du Nord, St. Michel or Chatelet stations to link up with the Metro. The average journey time is 35 minutes. There are also various RATP bus services into central Paris and one, an Air France bus, linking the two airports.

Orly Airport (ORY):

In addition to various bus services an automatic train, Orlyval, links the airport with RER Line B at Antony station, from where trains leave every 4-8 minutes for Chatelet in central Paris (35 minutes total journey).

How to get to the other regions of France?

Trains are the best way to get around in France. If you are travelling to other regions, use the TGV, France’s high-speed rail service which connects to the main cities of the country.

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