Plan your trip to France

All the tools, resources, tips, instructions, and advice you need to plan the perfect trip to France

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French museums, theaters, monuments, churches, and other top attractions

 
The The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles is just a light-rail ride away from Paris (Photo by Dennis Jarvis)

French activities, tours, classes, and other experiences to move your vacation beyond sightseeing

 
Sometimes it's best to toss away the plans and just wing it (Photo by unknown)

Vacation blueprints for your trip to France so so you can get the most out of your trip, no matter where you want to go and how much time you have to see the best of France

 
This house in Normandy was looking for someone to watch the chickens and pet sheep for a couple of weeks (Photo courtesy of mindmyhouse.com)

French hotels, B&Bs, apartment rentals, and other places to spend the night

 
Riding along a bridle path (Photo by Terry Kearney)

Guided, escorted, specialty, and packaged tours to France

 
Transportation options to and within France (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA; illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to France and getting around France: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

 
Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in France

 
Travel phrase books (Photo by Matthew Burpee)

Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within France

 
The best credit cards for travel (Photo by CafeCredit.com)

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in France

 
U.S. Passports (Photo by Craig James)

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

 
Dandy PickPockets Diving: Scene Near St. James Palace (ill. by Isaac Robert Cruikshank, 1789–1856) (Photo from an illustration by Isaac Robert Cruikshank (178–1856), in the Lewis Walpole Library)

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues

 
Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters