France at a glance:
When people ask what my favorite country to visit has been, I always reply with France. I found it to be so beautiful, historically intriguing, and most of all- Romantic. (And this even after a honeymoon in Italy) Some might consider me biased (after all I did study French extensively in grade school) but I’m here to dispel the rumors that the French are rude- they were so polite and kind! And explain there is so much more to France than the Louvre and Eiffel Tower. When planning your trip, make sure you have at least 2-3 days for Paris which I say even though I’m NOT a city person, and several days to get out of the city. There is A LOT to explore in France, so let’s get started.
Is it safe?
Yes, it’s as safe as the other European countries- travelers be wary of pickpockets and your surroundings.
Best time to visit:
Spring- Fall with the exception of August which is very busy.
French. You should be able to get around fine with English.
Best way to get around:
When in Paris, the metro and bus systems are superb. Outside of the city, there are loads of public transport options available, but know that driving in France was easy and renting a car is a great way to go.
Top things to do:
- The Palace of Versailles
- The Paris Catacombs
- Visit the D-Day beaches in Normandy
- Step back in time at Mont Saint Michel
- Comb the cliffs of Etretat
- Marvel at the chateaux in the Loire Valley