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About France July 6, 2007

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Tourist Reminders

As delightful as France is going unprepared might leave you with some rather unpleasant surprises. To make sure you maximize you enjoyment take note of the following while preparing for your visit.

<!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>Check your local embassy for entry requirements.

<!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>Make sure you don’t plan your trip on a public or school holiday if you don’t relish and extra crowded France.

<!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>Banks, administrative offices, and most stores and businesses are closed during public holidays. Tourist attractions and restaurants remain open but usually keep modified hours.

<!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>Plan your destination depending on what you want to experience. Remember there is more to France than Paris.

<!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>Plan your wardrobe depending on the region in France you are going to visit. France is divided into four zones each with a characteristic climate.

<!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>The four climactic zones: Oceanic – Average rainfall n with cool summers; Continental (central and eastern) – Harsh winters and hot summers; Mountain – High rainfall with snow 3-6 months out of the year; Mediterranean (southeastern) – Mild winters and very hot summers; Rainy season from October to April

<!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>Bring prescription drugs you need since buying prescription refills will require you to get a new prescription from a doctor in France.

<!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>EU nationals should bring their International Social Security form EEE1 with them to be able to refund their medical costs upon their return to their country.

credits: http://traveltofrance.org/


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