France is known as the country of love and romance, and it is usually on top of everyone’s travel destinations list. Paris is the capital and is usually the first stop of tourists who visit France. Besides Paris, there are many other cities worth visiting in France, such as the lavender fields in Provence, the beaches in Nice, the vineyards in Bordeaux, and the museums and palaces in Marseille.
Transportation: there are two major international airports in Paris: the Charles de Gaulle Airport (also known as CGD airport or the Paris Airport) and Paris Orly Airport (ORY). For ground transportation, It’s convenient to take RER (train), the RATP (subway) to most destinations. You can check out the RATP tourist pass in order to save money. Uber is also available, the rate can be found at Uber’s ride fare estimation website.
Stays: Booking.com is a widely used website for France people to book hotels. If you are looking for more economical stay options, be sure to check Airbnb and Abritel for holiday rental apartments or houses. VacationHomeRents.fr offers great search functionality to help you find and compare stay options and rates across multiple platforms in one place.
Visa: US citizens who are planning to travel to France and stay for less than 90 days do not need a visa. Be sure to check the US travel advisory announcements for more up-to-date information.
Language and Travel Tips: French is the official language of France, however, many people can speak or understand English as well. You can download the Google Translate app in advance to overcome language barriers. It is also worth to download the offline Google Map of the area that you are planning to visit to reduce mobile data roaming costs.