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Top Trips for Women in France

When considering where to go and what to do in France your choices add up to an embarrassment of riches. While France is one of the safer countries it’s important when planning a trip...

French Culture: Etiquette Tips for Travellers

We look at the minefield of manners and social mores l’Apéro The French apéritif, or apéro for short, is one of the very building blocks of French social life, an important signal of the end...

Au Guichet de la Gare: Learn French Language & Etiquette

Essential phrases and social tips to help you get by in France. Françoise Giordano from Fast Track French presents a conversation you might encounter when visiting France. This week, we’re at the station buying a...

Safety First: French Tourism Learns to Adapt to Covid-19

The impact of Covid-19 on tourism has been devastating. And yet in learning to adapt, France is finding fresh new ways to share its culture with visitors. Marion Sauvebois reports In the wake of quarantines...
American Library Centennial Gala

American Library in Paris Centennial Gala

The American Library in Paris recently celebrated its Centennial Gala, an amazing testament to an institution that has withstood the test of time including two World Wars, the Depression, and now COVID-19. The American...
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SNCF Trialling Voluntary Passenger Covid-19 Tests

During the summer... The SNCF is going to test a device for taking the temperature of TGV customers before they board the train, on a voluntary basis, as part of the fight against the Covid-19...
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...
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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...
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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...