French Holiday & Travel

Information for visitors to France

 

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French Holiday

Travel in France - Visit Paris In spring time, when the air is filled with the scent of blossom, Cote D'Azure where summer is long and lazy and never too hot. As Christmas draws closer, the markets are selling crèpes, hot chestnuts, mulled wine, fresh truffles, and foie gras so prized by epicures the world over. See the many châteaux that make up the architectural heritage of France. Prehistoric man, the Gauls, the Romans, the Franks all came here and settled, come and find a past that still lives on today. A holiday in France will be one of the most rewarding and exhilarating experiences.

Our aim is to help you in preparing for your holiday in france with useful hints and tips about the country and people of France, the documentation you will need and some useful phrases to ease your way. We hope to provide some insight into rules and regulations so that you will gain the most from your holiday. We will arm you with the information that it is only wise for visitors to France to know. To this end we have brought together some useful facts and information to ensure your well earned vacation in France begins as you would expect the perfect break to begin and sends you home feeling relaxed, refreshed and with wondrous memories you will treasure forever.

This information is not written in any particular order of importance, each category is all important in its own right and there's quite a lot of it to take in at one time so please bookmark this page for future reference.

What? No men in high heels!

Le FĂȘte de la Saint-Louis is a Fantastic Carnival weekend held at the end of August each year in Daglan. It transforms the the usually quiet village of Daglan into a four day Festival. The highlight of which is always the parade on a Sunday afternoon. The costumes and floats are amazing.

I must tell you a little story of what happened a few years ago when the theme of the parade was Carnival. The Daglan Rugby Club decided to make the most fantastic ladies costumes for which they needed high heel shoes but found they were rather expensive in France. So one of the club members was sent over to England to buy the shoes. Once inside the store the player had to try on the shoes! Which was funny to the bemused crowd of onlookers and a little embarrassing for the player and for the store assistant who insisted “they suit you sir”. Having posted the shoes to Daglan he was informed that more shoes were needed. This time he went to the store just before closing time to avoid onlookers. ... Continued...