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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Sometimes, you just get overwhelmed (Photo by Andrew Stawarz)

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

 
A hot-air balloon ride over Fontainebleau (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

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

 
Put reminders on your calendar to keep the trip-planning moving smoothly (Photo by Unknown)

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

 
 (Photo by Reid Bramblett, created with Wordclouds.com)

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

 
 (Photo courtesy of Paris Greeters)

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

 
T-Mobile offers great plans for travelers (Photo courtesy of T-Mobile)

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

 
Credit Cards (Photo by Frankieleon)

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

 
Passport stamps are actually temporary tourist visas (Photo by Elliott Scott)

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

 
Travel warnings (Photo )

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