Getting Around in France


France: La Vie en Rose Online

Whatever you deem necessary to an unforgettable French holiday, you can find on the Web. Book your flight and a place to stay, research a world-class restaurant or charming French city, and let the Web make your vacation dreams a reality. France has something to suit nearly any interest, so you can wine and dine, laze on a beach, hike and cycle across the quaint countryside, or shop your way through Paris. The choice is yours.

France Travel Basics

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Travel Requirements for France

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Getting to France

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Getting Around in France

If the thought of traveling in a foreign country seems daunting, settle your nerves by planning in advance. Trains, car rentals, buses, and car-pooling are all available in France, and you can book everything on the Web. Once you arrive, be open to suggestions from other travelers and residents. Keep an open mind, as getting lost might mean stumbling upon unexpected gems.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • France has an efficient rail system that can take you directly into city centers, thus avoiding the hassle of taxis and lines at the airport.
  • Hitchhiking is more common and acceptable in France, and in Europe in general, than it is in the United States. If you'd prefer a bit more stability, try a ride-sharing agency such as Allo Stop (see the "Carpooling in Europe" link on the homepage).
  • Renting a car and planning a road trip of your own is another possibility. If you want to be behind the wheel, you can rent a car from one of several agencies, or get a short-term lease for the duration of your trip.

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