5 Things To Know Before Visiting France

by Kristen White Blogger
France prides itself for its modern and traditional setting which makes it a “joy of living” to everyone. If you are looking for an exciting vacation, France is a wonderful option. This country draws hordes of people because of its high quality of life. Here, there is a chance to enjoy fine food, all the finer things in life plus a leisurely lifestyle. Here are 5 things to know before visiting France.

Before you board that plane, it is important to know that there are some simple but interesting facts regarding this European nation. Here, there are rules and ideas you have to put in mind. These concern housing, transport, general culture, and customs regulations. However, these cannot stop you from enjoying the unique feeling of living in France. The following will prepare you for what to expect.

Prepare your papers

French authorities love papers. Therefore, whenever you move, ensure to keep them handy. You might never know when you will have to show them. Some of the papers you need include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Marriage certificate
  • International or European driver’s license
  • Insurance documents

The trick is to keep handy any document you believe can get you out of a difficult situation. If you are not from the European Union countries, you have to apply for a visa.

Have all necessities handy

Ensure to prepare everything you will need the moment you begin planning a trip to France. One of the most important things to consider is to get French SIM card to make communication easy. This will save you from panicking on landing in France trying to look for a local SIM card. The good thing about keeping your SIM handy is the ability to remain in touch with friends and family and its cost-effectiveness. You can share your number with your loved ones before your trip so they can call you any time.

Your pet can come along

If you love your pet and cannot leave it behind, coming with it to France will not be a problem. This country is lenient with letting visitors come with their cats or dogs. You just have to keep your pet’s vaccination certificate and records handy. Other documents you might need include your pet’s certificate of origin and health. These should show proof that your pet has lived in a country free of rabies for about 3 years.
Declare your items at the customs

As the norm with customs, you have to prepare to declare all your items. You have to make an inventory list of your items in French and your own language. Furthermore, you also need a document to verify that the items are for personal use but not for sale. Keep all receipts of your expensive items like electronics and jewelry. The customs officers might ask for them or you can keep them for personal use.

Prepare for the weather

You have to prepare for the climatic variations in France according to your location. The weather of the northern and western areas is affected by the Atlantic Ocean. The eastern areas have cold winters with hot wet summers.  In the south, the winters are cooler and wet with drier and hotter summers.

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