The official language spoken in France is French.
€25 is approx $30
The time zone in France is Central European Standard Time (CET)
A pint in a pub/bar in France is around €5 (approx $6), or if you're looking to sip a glass of vino at a chic wine bar, look to pay between €3-€5 (approx $3.70-$6).
A basic meal in a French restaurant is around €12 (approx $14.80) but if you want to sample a croissant or a pastry, they can be as little as €1 (approx $1.24).
One-way tickets on public transport in France costs around €1.60 (approx $1.98), or do as the locals do and hop on a bike!
Taxi tariffs start at around €4.50 (approx $5.50) and they add about €1.80 (approx $2.22) for every km.
Traveling on a budget, or just want to meet some more like-minded travellers? Grab a dorm bed in France from €18-€30 (approx $22-$37).
Looking for something a little nicer? A double room in a mid-range hotel in France can vary between €90-€190 (approx $111-$235).
Safety & security
• Take the usual precautions to protect yourself, your passport, and other valuables when out and about.
• Try to utilise hotel safe facilities and if driving, do not leave valuables in the vehicle.Be especially wary while in Paris at Charles de Gaulle airport, at the Gare du Nord railway station or while on the metro and suburban trains as pickpockets and bag snatchers operate in these areas.
• If traveling in a caravan or rental car be wary of stopping at isolated rest areas in case of mugging. If you are planning to stop overnight to sleep, seek local advice on where to park to avoid burglary.
• Try to avoid parking in isolated or dark areas of camping grounds or car parks, and consider installing an alarm if you are traveling in a caravan.
• Keep vehicle doors locked and windows closed in the South of France. It is common for passing motorbike riders to snatch handbags from the passenger seat while vehicles are stopped at traffic lights.