Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 15
  • Police: 17
  • Fire dept: 18
  • From a mobile: 112
Vaccines

Compulsory vaccinations: none
Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis B, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

No problems

Doctor consultation fees
€23 with a general practitioner
Quality of public medical facilities
good
Tap water
safe to drink

Practical information

Capital
Paris
Major towns and cities
Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Lille
Official languages
French
GDP
€1,996 billion
Population
65.3 million
Area
551 500 km²
Currency
Time zone
UTC +1  (+2  in summer)
Country code
+33 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Marseille Provence (MRS), Bordeaux (BOD), Lille (LIL), Lyon-Saint Exupéry (LYS), Nice Côte d'Azur (NCE), Paris Orly (ORY), Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Toulouse-Blagnac (TLS), Strasbourg (SXB) and Nantes Atlantique (NTE)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

1 January: New Year
First Sunday in January: Epiphany
14 February: Valentine's Day
Between 22 March and 25 April: Easter
1 May: Labour Day
21 June: Music Festival
25 December: Christmas 

Climate
Temperate climate
Best time to visit
April to September
Best places to visit

Bordeaux
Carcassonne
Castles of the Loire
Chartres Cathedral
Dune of Pilat
Lake Annecy
Lascaux Caves
Mont-St-Michel
Palace of Versailles
Paris
Rocamadour
Strasbourg
The Calanques
Verdon Gorge

Housing
€800 for a studio apartment in central Paris

Partenaires

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