Liberté, égalité, Fraternité ( english : liberty, equality, Fraternity) the main 3 words of France . Situated in the Europian Continent , having Paris as its capital and its largest city , current curency is Euro ( previous currency was Franc until 2002 ) , official language of France is French , with 66,318,00 populations it is one of the most touristic country in the world.
The country is headed by Mr Francois Hollande is the president and Manuel Valls the prime minister , the Constitution of France establishes the state as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people. France is divided into 27 administrative regions: 22 regions. The regions are further subdivided into 101 departments. Among the 101 departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique , Mayotte , Corsica and Reunion) which are in overseas regions (ROMs). In addition to the 27 regions and 101 departments, the French Republic has five overseas collectivities (French Polynesia , St Barthélemy , St Martin, St Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna ), one collectivity (New Caledonia ), one overseas territory (French Southern and antartic Lands ), and one island possession in the Pacific Ocean (Clipperton Island).
Here in France we drive from the right side and Its country code is 0033.
When planning a trip to Paris one of your most pressing question "when is the best time to go?" Although the City of Light is magical all year round, summer is the most popular (and priciest) time to come with outdoor music festivals, open-air movie screenings, and fun activities like those available at the popular Paris Plage, the paris "beach", the city is perhaps most appealing in late spring and early fall. June, when long, warm days translate into extended hours of sightseeing , is particularly gorgeous. September, which promises temperate weather, saner rates, and cultural events timed for the rentrée (or return), signifying the end of summer vacation. Winter can be dark and cold, but it's also the best time to find cheap airfares and hotel deals. Spring tends to remain damp and chilly into May, when prices start rising in synch with the mercury in local thermometers.
Any pet coming to France must have recent rabies shots (no less than 21 days before departure), all standard vaccinations, and either a microchip or a tattoo. Be sure to have all paperwork on hand at the airport—including the bilingual "Certificat Vétérinaire vers l’UE"(EU veterinary certificate), as customs officials will inspect the animal in question. The form can be downloaded from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website (www.aphis.usda.gov).
You can't leave Paris without snacking on its edible icons: macarons , éclairs , hot chocolate, ice cream, and a crepe from one of the city’s many street stands. For a quick lunch between sights, consider a baguette
Sandwich , try Bistros , beautiful art Brasseries , walk-in wine bar dining , Dozens of cafes... uncover more tasty dining addresses include Le Marais (Paris district 3, and 4), the 10th , and the 11th stretching north from Bastille.
Findingthe perfect place to stay depends on budget , location and date.Hotel rooms tend to be small. Cheaper hotels might not have lifts or air-conditioning, and breakfast is almost never included in the nightly rate, nipping out to a nearby cafe for a coffee and croissant is often the more appealing option.
Families might appreciate the extra space an apartment brings, not to mention the joy of shopping at the food market, picking up cheese at the local fromagerie and so on...
Strolling around Paris is a pleasure and an easy way of getting between many of the must-see sights – pack your confortable shoes. Or combine walking with Batobus – a hop-on, hop-off river boat service stopping at eight key destinations along the Seine.You can also grab a bicycle from one of the numerous Velib' bike stations around the city and drop it off at another. You need a credit card with a microchip to pay. The metro run is fast, efficient and safe. Grab a metro map at any station (keep it in your pocket) and buy a carnet of 10 T+ tickets for €13.70 – each good for a single journey and generally the cheapest way of using the metro.
The driving age for France means you MUST be 18 to drive in France not 17 as it is in the UK.In case of stop they will almost certainly want to see your driving licence, insurance and MOT .France has a lower legal limit for drink drive blood alcohol levels than the UK so simply do not drink and drive as even one drink can put you over the limit. It is illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving even if you have a headphone set or headphones. Mobile or cell phones can only be used via a fully fitted wireless Bluetooth car kit.
Seat Belts : Drivers of a vehicle in which any occupant is not wearing a seatbelt face three points on their licence, plus a fine of €135.
Driving With Children : Children under ten should be seated in a special seat or on a special booster, suitably approved and adapted to their size and weight. Children’s belts should be fastened firmly, across the shoulder and the top of the thighs.
Being located in Western Europe, Paris has a maritime climate with cool winters and warm summers. The moderating effect of the Atlantic Ocean helps to temper temperature extremes in much of western Europe, including France. Even in January, the coldest month, temperatures nearly always exceed the freezing point with an average high of 6°C (43°F). Snow is not common in Paris, although it will fall a few times a year. Most of Paris' precipitation comes in the form of light rain year-round.Summers in Paris are warm and pleasant, with an average high of 25°C (77°F) during the mid-summer months. Spring and fall are normally cool and wet. With the weather being so pleasant in the summer, it's a great time to visit.