We love going to France and take almost any excuse to slip away to the country. France is a beautiful destination with a diverse landscape and so many places you need to visit.
France is a country full of medieval cities, Mediterranean beaches and charming alpine villages. You can spend months in France and not see everything.
Good to Know Before Visiting France
The Euro €
Power Voltage and Socket
230 Volt, C and F Sockets
Knowledge of English
Almost 40% of French citizens speak English and it’s the language of European tourism. That said, beyond most cities English will be enough to get by but not easy and many signs will be in French only.
France is as safe as other countries in Western Europe countries in Europe. There are frequent demonstrations, especially in Paris, but travelers should only exercise the normal level of caution they would take at home. Walking alone at night should be avoided in many cities and pickpockets and scams exist in tourist zones. These precautions are not unique to France, which is, again, very safe for travelers.
LGBT Safety and Protection
France is a very tolerant and progressive nation, on par with all of Western Europe with LGBT rights and protections. These rights are extended to tourists and travelers. The most visible, active and prominent LGBT communities are found in larger cities of which Paris is the biggest. We have enjoyed nights out at some of the smaller gay bars in smaller French towns like Strasbourg as well.
Read along for how to plan an unforgettable weekend in Strasbourg, France. Tips for Strasbourg tours, things to do, where to stay in Strasbourg and what restaurants to try are all included in this fantastic weekend itinerary for Strasbourg.
Here is our itinerary for a weekend and what to do in Colmar, France. We spent a long weekend in Colmar France and had no idea how wonderful it would be.