France

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Best Time To Go

The best time to visit France is in the spring (April to June) or fall (September to November) when there are fewer tourists, lower prices, and moderate temperatures. The summer months can be hot, crowded, and expensive. The winter months are often grey, wet, and cold (though a great time to visit the museums of Paris).

Transportation

Two high-speed TGV trains at Paris-Gare de l’Est. Transportation in France relies on one of the densest networks in the world with 146 km of road and 6.2 km of rail lines per 100 km2. It is built as a web with Paris at its center.

Weather

January is the hottest month in France with an average temperature of 17°C (63°F) and the coldest is January at 17°C (63°F).

Information

France generally has cool winters and mild summers. However, along the Mediterranean they have hot summers. … France’s highest mountains are the French Alps and Jura Mountains, bordering Italy and Switzerland, and the Pyrénées, along the frontier with Spain. The highest mountain is Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

The Electric

Electrical outlets in France usually deliver power at 220-240 volts. It is much stronger than most North American sockets, which usually deliver 110-120 V. Plugging a 110V hairdryer to a 240V French socket may result in ruining the device or worse, starting a fire.

Language

Official language
French

Currency

CFP franc
The CFP franc is the currency used in the French overseas collectivities of French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna. The initials CFP originally stood for Colonies Françaises du Pacifique.
Offical website: ieom.fr
Symbol: 
Central bank: Institut d’émission d’outre-mer
Subunit: Centime
Banknotes: 500 francs, 5000 francs, 10000 francs, 1000 francs
Coins: 5 francs, 2 francs, 50 francs, 10 francs, 1 franc, 100 francs, 20 francs

Currency

The euro is the official currency of the European Union. Currently, 19 of 28 member states use the euro; this group of states is known as the eurozone.
Offical website: ecb.europa.eu
Symbol: 
Central bank: European Central Bank
Subunit: Cent
Banknotes: €50, €10, €5, €200, €20, €100, €500
Coins: 1 cent euro coin, 20 cent euro coin, 10 euro cent coin, 2 euro cent coin, €2, 50c, 5c, €1