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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 (Photo by Bill Gracey)

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

 
A Paris walking tour from Context Travel (Photo Ainsley DS Photography, www.ainsleydsphotography.com,  @ainsleyabouttheworld, courtesy of Context Travel)

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

 
La Maison Gobert is a cosy Paris B&B in the 11eme (Photo courtesy of the property)

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

 
Barging along the Saone River in Burgundy (Photo courtesy of Locaboat.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

 
Companies like Telestial can hook you up with traveling smartphone, SIM cards, and WiFi hotspots at decent rates (Photo courtesy of Telestial)

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

 
A U.S. Customs form (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

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