Plan your trip to France

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

By Interest

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

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

 
Sometimes it's best to toss away the plans and just wing it (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

 
Staying in a nearby, smaller city can be cheaper (and more interesting) than in the big city (Photo courtesy of Trivago.com)

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

 
The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path (Photo by akunamatata)

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

 
Travel phrase books (Photo by Matthew Burpee)

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

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

 
The backup info sheet (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

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

 
LGBT demonstration at place de la Republique (Photo © Paris Tourist Office)

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