- French is the official language
- Everyone working in the tourist industry speaks English.
Passports and visas
British nationals need a full valid passport. Certain nationalities require a visa. For further information consult your Embassy or nearest French Consulate in advance.
To dial France from abroad :
dial 33 then the 9 digit number .
Within France :
dial the 10 digit number of the person you are calling.
There are 9 public holidays when banks, public services, shops and most offices are closed, except in resorts: 01/01, Easter Monday (24/03), 1st and 8/05, 14/07, 15/08, 1st and 11/11 and 25/12.
France at a glance
France : - Population 61,5 million.
At 4,810 metres the Mont Blanc is the highest summit in Western Europe..
1 livre sterling (GBP) = 1.48 € (EUR)
1 euro (EUR) = 0.67 livre sterling (GBP)
Banks and cash machines are available in ski resorts.
All major credit cards are widely accepted.