Villages, Wine & History


France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, Alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theatre and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history. See France with help from Wyld Family Travel’s detailed France travel guides.

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Prices for a budget and economy hotel in Paris per night average around €100 in the rest of France around €70.


In France they drive on the right-hand side of the road. You can pick up a rental car at any major airport in the country. France has an efficient system of public transport in major cities and high-speed rail networks to get you around the country


The official currency of France is the Euro. The Euro comes in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 banknotes Debit and credit cards are accepted widely. We suggest using a Wise card to cut down on high international withdrawal fees.


Food in France is relatively expensive compared to say England and Germany. A meal at a mid-priced restaurant should cost around €,12 while coffee will set you back €2.85 and a loaf of bread €1.45

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