France travel tips and information
France is one of the most visited countries in the world. With iconic locations like Paris and the French Riviera, there's much to love. Add in romantic villages, amazing food and wine and a beautiful language and it is the perfect place to include in your travels. It is one of our favourite places in the world!
These articles will take you on a journey through our stories of travelling, eating and driving through France. The articles, full of wonderful French imagery will definitely make you want to travel here.
We are also experts in road-tripping and driving a motorhome through Europe, particularly France, so there are excellent articles on motorhomes here as well.
There are 13 regions in France.
Grand Est Capital:Strasbourg Nouvelle-Aquitaine Capital:Bordeaux Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Capital: Lyon Bretagne Capital: Rennes Bourgogne Franche-Comté Capital: Dijon Centre Val de Loire Capital: Orléans Corse Ajaccio Capital:Corsica Occitaine Capital:Toulouse Normandie Capital: Rouen Hauts-de-France Capital:Lille Île-de-France Capital: Paris Pays de la Loire Capital:Nantes Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Capital:Nice
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT FRANCE
MUST-DO CITIES AND AREAS
France is known for Paris, French Riviera, French Alps, Champagne region, Bourgogne wine region, Loire Valley, beautiful chateaux and castles, croissants, pastries, wine and champagne, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Tour de France and amazing food and cheese.
HOW TO GET TO FRANCE
There are four airports in Paris and many others across the country. Air France is the national carrier. Check out Skyscanner for flights and availability.
The TGV and regional trains operate all over France. Book on Rail Europe.
Whilst driving in Paris is not recommended, driving in other parts of France is one of the best ways to see the country. Rentalcars.com has a great range of rental cars and we highly recommend France Motorhome Hire. Use our promo code BEERCROI to get €50 discount off your motorhome hire.
France uses the C and E plug. The C plug has two straight, round pins, whilst the E also has a hole for an earthing pin that can be found in some power outlets. The voltage is 230V with 50 Hz frequency. Universal adaptors are the best way of handling different electrical outputs.
WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF GREAT ARTICLES AND INFORMATION ON TRAVELLING IN FRANCE
Motorhomes guides for France
- Must-ask questions before hiring a motorhome in France (or Europe)
- Tips for planning a European motorhome itinerary
- What's inside a campervan?
- Things to pack to make your motorhome life a breeze
- Tips for picking up a hired motorhome
- Tips for motorhome safety
- Comprehensive packing guide for motorhome road trips
Motorhome itineraries in France
- 20 days in south-west France + France Passion stopovers in south-west France
- Lot River and Lot Valley itinerary
- Following the Tour de France in a motorhome
- 10-day itinerary Burgundy France
Barge holidays in France
Best destinations in France
- Best things to do in Narbonne
- Cap Ferret - south-west France
- Arcachon - south-west France
- Climbing Dune Pilat - Europes largest sand dune
- Talmont-sur-Gironde - south-west France
- Roquefort cheese caves
- What to do in Bordeaux
- Cognac tasting in Cognac France
- Best things to do in Beaune
- Best things to do in Dijon
- Road trip through the routes des Grands Cru (Burgundy wine trail)