Basic Facts About Traveling in France

Basic Facts About Traveling in France
Traveling to a foreign country requires a lot of research and preparation. All of the areas in France are much different than the United States. For U.S. citizens traveling between the U.S. and France, be sure to review all aspects of travel to avoid any complications during your visit.

Passports

If you are traveling to any part of France from the United States, you will be required to present your valid U.S. passport to enter and exit the country. Visitors should keep their identification on them at all times as they can be checked at any time throughout their visit.

Entry Requirements

Travelers must go through U.S. and French customs when traveling. Since the items are always changing, it is important to check for an updated list when traveling to and from France.

Currency

The national currency of France is the euro. Nothing else is accepted but other currency can be exchanged at many banks, airports or currency exchange stations.

Rail Travel

Train service is one of the easiest ways to see most of France. The French national railroads travel through most of France, and Eurostar, which connects Paris to London, also makes stops along the way.

Car Travel

If you are older than 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and have held a driver's license for more than one year, you are eligible to rent a car and drive throughout France. Registration and insurance must be purchased.

Article Written By Bridget Everett

Bridget Everett is a professional Web copywriter. She specializes in several niches including travel, education, parenting, business, marketing, health, crafts, fashion and home decorating. Everett has studied marketing, elementary education and journalism at Northeastern University, Fordham University and Middle Tennessee State University.

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