France - Travel Infos
Due to its location,
The Massif Central prevents the dispersion of warm air masses from the
The high mountain ranges of the Alpes and the
Best travel times: in spring it is beautiful everywhere; during fall, the wine growing areas
Speed restrictions: within city limits 60 km/h (35 mph), outside city limits 90 km/h (55 mph), on two lane roads outside city limits 110 km/h (68 mph). Yellow lines along the edge of the road mark no parking zones. The maximum allowable blood alcohol level is 0,8 Promille.
In the past, there has been criminal activity of organized gangs with occasional use of sedative gases. It is hence recommended that overnight stays in vehicles on rest stops along French interstates are avoided – particularly in the North-South direction of travel between southern
During car trips through southern
For visitors to
Since the suspension of the cease fire by the Corsican Separatists on the 18th of July 2003, the number of bomb attacks on public facilities, tourist areas, and uninhabited apartments has risen significantly. These attacks are politically motivated and have not been directed against foreign tourists thus far. Since the targets of the attacks however are often also facilities frequented by tourists (for example airports), the endangerment of persons cannot be excluded. Occurrences of a clearly criminal intent towards tourists have increased.
Paris: Family Fun on the Eiffel!
Even in the colder, wetter November months, Paris has so much to offer that appeals to all ages. And, while my teen-aged son thought the Louve was “okay”, it was the Eiffel Tower that really touched off his adventurous side. Recommendation: check the weather before you head to the Tower. On rainy/cloudy/windy days, the upper level (restaurant) is closed. Also, while there may be fewer tourists visiting Paris in the off-season winter months, it is also the time when fewer operators or service personnel are on staff. We had at least an hour wait for the one operating lift! There were several super adventurous families who opted for the stairs but for those of us less-in-shape... [more ]
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