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Free Resources For Your France Travels!

You'll find some free resources below, little tips I've prepared for you that might help you during your travel planning. If you like what you see and want to be alerted each time I prepare a new one, make sure you subscribe to Beyond the Baguette, my newsletter, published every other Tuesday.

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ESSENTIALS FOR FRANCE

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET AROUND FRANCE?

๐ŸšŽ If you're in a city, use the excellent public transportation systems.
๐ŸšŠ If you're going between cities or to smaller towns, you can usually take the train (I buy my tickets through RailEurope or Trainline).
๐Ÿš™ In rural areas, train stations are rarer so you might want to rent a car, which is easy in France (
I use Discovercars).

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR FRANCE?

It depends. If your travel insurance already covers you in France, then you're all set. If not, head for VisitorsCoverage for everything travel.

WILL MY PHONE WORK IN FRANCE? WHAT ABOUT MY CHARGER?

You can use your roaming plan in France. If you don't have one, you can do one of several things (just make sure you have an unlocked phone).

๐Ÿ“ฒ You can order a SIM card before you get to France.
๐Ÿคณ You can buy a SIM card from a shop in France.
โšก๏ธ You can buy an e-SIM.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR FRANCE?

Here are a few essentials you should NOT leave home without:
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Comfortable walking shoes. You'll be on your feet a lot, and... cobblestones.
๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs are different in France.
๐Ÿ‘œ An anti-theft purse (this is the bag I use).
๐Ÿงฃ An infinity scarf, for evenings when you don't want to carry a purse. In Paris and other major cities, there isn't much violent crime but there are plenty of pickpockets.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO BOOK A PLACE TO STAY IN FRANCE?

โœ“ I use booking.com for my own travels around France. Listings are extensive, including apartments, and cancellation policies generous.