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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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

 
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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

 
This house in Normandy was looking for someone to watch the chickens and pet sheep for a couple of weeks (Photo courtesy of mindmyhouse.com)

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

 
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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

 
There are better credit cards for travel out—there some you can even design yourself (I just thought this one was funny) (Photo by Ross Angus)

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

 
Those peanuts in the minibar don't cost just peanuts—they cost €7! And since when was a bottle of water worth €4.25? (Photo by Rick)

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