Tourist information on France, Paris travel guides, articles, help and advice when taking a holiday in France
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has emailed us sharing their holiday experience’s when on their holidays in France.
So we have decided to included this section with some of these helpful travel guides and articles along with tourist information, from the personal experiences of ourselves and other, who have, and who are still touring France.
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Taking A Holiday In Paris The Capital City Of France
Paris is often called the city of lights and is well known as a city of romance, but this city is also at the forefront of art, fashion and entertainment, which now attracts over 30 million tourists every year that decide to take a holiday in Paris.
European Emergency Number 112
Throughout Europe there is now a standard emergency number that you should phone from any mobile phone, landline or payphone which is: 112. This is a number that will get you through to whatever emergency service you require, whether it be the police, the fire brigade, ambulance or medical emergency, etc.
Healthcare In Paris and France
When you are on holiday in Paris, France or Europe you are entitled to state provided healthcare, however, this is providing that you have the European Health Insurance Card, or EHIC for short, which has now replaced the E111.
EHIC European Health Insurance Cards For Holidays In Europe
If you are going on holiday to Paris or any other destination in Europe such as Benidorm in Spain, you should make sure that you have an up to date health card, which used to be called the E111, but has now been replaced with the EHIC card European Health Insurance Card which is free to obtain.
Travel Documents You Need For Holidays in France and Europe
Be prepared before you even start your holiday abroad, like having your personal identification documents on you at all times, which includes your passport and your medical card (EHIC - Card), the same applies to your driving licence.
The Police In Paris Also Called The Prefecture de Police
Over a number of years the police in Paris or the Prefecture de Police, as it is known, has been developing a system that is designed to help foreign travellers and tourists that visit this fabulous city of lights.
Family Camping Holidays In Paris
You will find numerous French campsites near Paris that you can stay at, so we are going to try and help give you a greater insight into some of the ways that you can enjoy a family camping holiday in Paris, with places to visit along with tourist attractions which are suitable for the whole family.
Taking A Family Camping Holiday In Ile de France Near Paris
A lot of people today go on a family camping holiday in France whether it be in a tent, RV or caravan, and the North of France has become a very popular destination especially in Ile de France near Paris with its many tourist attractions and theme parks like Disneyland Paris close to hand.
Regulations For Driving In France
Whether you are just driving in France or touring with a car and caravan or driving a motorhome through France, there are some driving regulations and points that you must think about to make your trip go smoothly.
French Holidays and National Holidays in France
Every country has National Holidays and there will be different celebrations at different times of the year depending on what country you are visiting, so you will be able to see some fabulous festivals. However, it also means that virtually all shops and even petrol stations will be closed on National holidays throughout Europe unless travelling on the autoroutes or toll roads in France.
Journees du Patrimoine Heritage Days in Paris France
Heritage Days in Paris means that the city has a weekend each year dedicated to this, where some of the more unusual tourist attractions are open to the public.
The French Roads And Driving In France
Some helpful driving tips and guidelines for the French roads in France to hopefully keep you out of trouble, when touring, and make your camping holiday in France that more enjoyable.
French Markets In France
You will probably come across at least one French market in France whilst you are on your camping holiday in France, as they are a way of life and still the preferred option for the locals compared to supermarkets, which is why there is usually at least one market in every town and village.
French Food and Eating Out in France
France is famous all over the world for its wine, but also has a rich history of fine French food and wonderful cuisine with many regional specialities, that you can enjoy when on a family camping holiday in France.
French Christmas Markets and Christmas Shopping in France
The Christmas markets in France and in general, shopping in France during the Christmas period, with all the festivities and atmosphere can really make a family holiday in France at this time of year even more appealing.
French Food Delicacies and Regional Specialities of Cuisine
France is one of those countries that takes its food very seriously and there are many different specialities of cuisine from the various regions in France, like frog legs, snails, foie gras etc.
French Food And Regional Specialities Of French Cuisine
There are many different regional specialities of French food with signature dishes of cuisine being served at numerous restaurants in Paris and around France.
Camping Equipment For Sleeping In Tents
Going camping in France with your own tent is a completely different scenario to arriving at one of the many campsites in France that already have tents including sleeping and kitchen facilities plus electric hook-ups already set up for you.
Choosing the right tent for a camping holiday in France
When going on a camping holiday in France, or anywhere else in Europe for that matter, if you have never been camping before, then we would suggest that spend some time looking at the different types of tent available.
So what style of tent should you buy?
Now you may have been looking and realised that some tents just have one area, others have fixed bedroom compartments, whereas others have compartments you put up individually within the main structure, but which one?
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