Travel guide

Hexagone has everything to offer!

France hasn’t retained its number-one position in terms of tourist arrivals for nothing!

It haunts the imagination of many travelers and delights the French too. France has everything to offer if you take a closer look at its landscapes and landforms.

Its coastline offers cool sea breezes in Brittany, and warm winds in the south. Granite cliffs on the rugged coastline and listed hilltop villages like Eze and Saint Cirq Lapopie.

Inland, it offers a vast expanse of plains and magnificent châteaux that trace the history of France: from the châteaux of the Loire to Versailles.

You can also enjoy canoeing down gorges in the Ardèche or in the magnificent Parc du Verdon.

In France, we often sit down too. Discover the world’s best gastronomy and its diverse flavours!

Time difference





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Key figures

France has winter and summer time.

In summer, France is on the GMT+2 time zone.

In winter it is on the GMT+1 time zone.

Good to know

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If necessary, consult your GP or an international vaccination center to assess your state of health and receive health recommendations, particularly concerning vaccinations. Consult your dentist before you leave.


Within the European Union (EU), a valid national identity card is sufficient for travel. Outside the EU, most countries require a passport valid for several months after the planned date of return to France. Contact your prefecture in good time to renew it if necessary.