Who doesn’t dream of France? It is one of the most beautiful, luxurious, and picture perfect countries in the entire world. Home to some of the most photographed sites, some truly iconic attractions, and plenty of unique culture…. it is one of the most travelled countries. An estimated 83 million tourists visit each and every year. Could you be one of them? If France has been on your travel to-do list for far too long…. listen up! This is your chance to start planning the ultimate getaway.
Figure Out How You Will Get There
First thing is first. You want to enjoy an unforgettable trip to France, right? Then you need to take care of the basics. Start thinking about when you want to visit (spring is a particularly beautiful time of year!), popular hotels or hostels to stay at, your budget, and who you will travel with. These are all essential when planning your picturesque vacation. Something equally important? Determining how you will get there. When it comes to the latter, it all depends on where you live. You may need to take an international flight, drive or take a bus, or even take the ferry to France.
Do Your Research Beforehand
There is so much more to planning a trip than booking your tickets, finding accommodations, and filling up your suitcase. Especially when you are travelling to another country. So, be sure to do your research beforehand. Find out what currency is used (the Euro, in case you were wondering), how much things cost, whether you will require travellers health insurance, if your cell phone will work or not within the country, and so on.
You will also want to make sure you have a vague grasp of the language – or make sure you keep a French-English dictionary on you at all times. Alternatively, you could also download an app to make translation a breeze! Other things to research prior to that incredible trip to France? Emergency phone numbers, typical weather conditions, and even etiquette, customs, and rules that must be followed. The more you know before you get there, the better your trip will be!
Come Up With a Realistic Itinerary
The next thing to do is start coming up with your itinerary. Remember to be realistic. You may want to see absolutely everything the cities of France have to offer…. but if your getaway is only a week long, that probably isn’t going to happen. Think about the city or cities you are staying in. Then start to prioritize your must-see list. Do you refuse to visit Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tour? Is the Louvre or the Palais Garnier somewhere you have always wanted to see? Whether you have been dreaming up a trip to Disneyland Paris or Notre Dame, now is your chance. Plan your itinerary before you arrive in France.
There is no doubt about it: France is an incredible place to visit. Make sure your next adventure is exciting and memorable. Simply figure out how you will get there, do your research, and create an itinerary. Seeing the world has never been simpler!