Plan your trip to France

All the tools, resources, tips, instructions, and advice you need to plan the perfect trip to France

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Take the audio tour (Photo )

French museums, theaters, monuments, churches, and other top attractions

 
A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

French activities, tours, classes, and other experiences to move your vacation beyond sightseeing

 
 (Photo by Andrew Filer)

Vacation blueprints for your trip to France so so you can get the most out of your trip, no matter where you want to go and how much time you have to see the best of France

 
Many hotels will guarantee the lowest rate if you book directly with them, or an advance-booking discount (Photo screenshots courtesy of the hotels)

French hotels, B&Bs, apartment rentals, and other places to spend the night

 
 (Photo courtesy of Contactohoy,com)

Guided, escorted, specialty, and packaged tours to France

 
Transportation options to and within France (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA; illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to France and getting around France: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

 
Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in France

 
How to get by in any language (Photo )

Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within France

 
Credit card safety measures mean it will often be declined abroad if you don't warn the bank first (Photo Ruhow)

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in France

 
U.S. Passports (Photo by Craig James)

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

 
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From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues

 
Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters