The Capital: Paris
Direct Flying Time: Approx 1 hour 30 minutes
Time Difference: GMT +1
From 31 Oct 10 to 27 Mar 11 GMT +1
From 27 Mar 11 to 30 Oct 11 GMT +2
Main Language: French
Electricity: 220V AC 50Hz. Adapter needed.
International Dialing: + 33
Driving: Driving is on the right. National license required. Minimum driving age is 18
Currency: Euro (EUR 1 = 100 Cents)
Clothing:. Medium weights in winter with topcoat necessary in mountain areas and in the north. Medium or lightweights in summer
Emergency Services: Police: 17. Fire: 18. Ambulance: 15
Water: Tap water is safe to drink.
Tipping: Service charges are normally added to bills, if so tips are not necessary, but it is customary to leave small change. Tips for taxis around 10%
Passports: British nationals must ensure passport is valid for the duration of your proposed stay.
Visas: British Citizen or British Subject with Right of Abode in the United Kingdom do not require a visa to enter France. Other British passport holders should confirm the current entry requirements with the nearest French Diplomatic mission. All other nationalities to contact the French Embassy directly
Vaccinations: Please consult your G.P. to check entry requirements.