Hôtel Lutetia

Elevation to Palace Status

Two recently restored historic hotels – both recipients of the coveted Palace distinction – exemplify their neighbourhoods on opposite sides of the Seine and hold unique places in Parisian hearts and history, writes Jennifer...

My Life in Paris: A Touch of Reine Fall

Theadora and pal struggle to stay upright as they follow in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette There is nothing I can do. Deep in the groves at Versailles, Beth has slipped and is sliding head...

Restriction-free travel from England to France confirmed for July 10

As of July 10, travellers from England will be allowed to visit France without a 14-day quarantine period upon their return. This follows confirmation by UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today that more than...
PARIS, FRANCE, on October 30, 2017. The small traditional cafe on Momartr expects visitors.

Covid Restrictions for Restaurants in France

Restaurants in France are now open for business, subject to certain Covid-19 restrictions. A mask is required when you walk into the restaurant or at any time when you need to leave your table. Tables...
Woman wearing an anti virus protection mask to prevent others from corona COVID-19 and SARS cov 2 infection R

Official Coronavirus Guidance While in France

The basic precautions to minimize risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus are similar in France to those in the UK, with one important difference. In France, the social distancing requirement is one meter, not two...
Paris Arc of Triomphe along Champs-Elysees France sunset

Driving in France – Coronavirus Advice and What to Expect

The chances are that you will be using France's network of autoroutes if you are travelling to your destination by car. Here, we provide some advice and guidance to make sure your trip is...

Travel and Health Insurance during Covid 19 Pandemic

Now that the FCO guidance on travel to France for "essential reasons only" has been lifted, you will want to make sure your travel insurance policy is up to date and not impacted by...

Top 5 Places in France to Visit on your Motorhome Holiday

With such diverse landscapes and locations, it can be hard to know where your motorhome adventure around France should take you. Famous cities, hidden hilltop villages, coastal towns or off the beaten track, secret...

Covid 19 Lockdown Measures in France: Déconfinement

As of 22 June France is now in the 3rd phase of "déconfinement", the relaxation of lockdown rules. Cinemas, holiday centres, sports halls for group sports, all crèches, schools, and collèges are fully open but...
Senior man and woman in face mask. Virus outbreak. Retired couple walking in a park under quarantine during coronavirus outbreak. Surgical masks to prevent sickness.

The Rules on Wearing Masks in France This Summer

When you travel to France this summer you will need to observe certain legal requirements to minimise the risks of spreading or contracting Covid-19. Of the various precautions in place to protect the public...