How to Go to France
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How to Reach France
Boarding a flight from major cities in India such as Delhi or Mumbai is the ideal option for those wondering how to go to France. There are multiple direct flights available from India to France. The second largest country in the continent, France is situated in Western Europe. France is the most visited country of the world.
The distance from India to France by air is about 7,364 kilometers. A nonstop flight from India to France takes about 9 hours 20 minutes to reach Paris Airport (CDG), whereas connecting flights with a layover may take up to 14 hours. Air France, Jet Airways, Air India, Etihad, and Oman Air are some of the major airlines offering flights to Paris Airport from Delhi Airport (DEL). Travelers from India can also book connecting flights to Orly Airport (ORY), Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE), Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS), Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
There are 478 airports in France, which are connected with the rest of the world by several top rated airlines. The busiest of all the airports is the Paris Charles de Gaulle. Air Baltic, Air France, and many other intercontinental flights operate from France. Being the largest airport of the country, Paris Charles de Gaulle has 3 terminals; terminal 1 is the oldest of all. On the fourth floor of Terminal 1, there are a huge number of duty free stores. You must buy some stuff back home. Other busiest airports of France are Paris Orly and Cote d'Azur.
Trains are the best way to explore towns and cities within the country. The TGV - Train à Grande Vitesse is the world famous and high speed train which makes your trip amazingly quick. It is an attractive alternative of travel as compared to the air. In here, TER and InterCité trains connect various cities and link all French stations of main towns.
For comfortable journey within the country, you can take buses of service providers like GoEuro, OuiBus, EuroLines and Alsa. The tickets can be easily booked with GoEuro. If you wish you an even directly purchase the ticket. The buses also connect to popular tourist places like Disneyland, Eiffel Tower, museums, etc. Apart from buses, metro is also an ideal way to move around the city. You can make use of Visitors A La Carte Card, an international visitor’s card, to detour various cities of France. You can obtain one from any metro station and bus terminal booths.
In France, you would also find tourists roaming on bicycles because travelers find it very convenient here. You can easily park your bicycle anywhere and check out any tourist destination you want. The other modes of transport available are Waterways and trams.
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FAQ's of France
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The Schengen visa that is valid for the entire European Union is also valid for France.
Although most French people do know and understand English, they are notorious for pretending to not understand it. Learn a few basic phrases of French so that they know you are trying, so that they will too.
Make sure to buy chocolates, perfume and any fashion accessory when in France. Don’t forget to buy wine.
The Eurail or private buses are the best bet for traveling within France. If you have an international driver’s license, then you can get a car on hire for self driving.
For exploring the country properly you might need close to 6 months or so. But for visiting most important landmarks, try to spend at least 7 to 10 days in France.
The best months to visit Paris is from April to June and October to November when the weather is pleasant, just perfect for sightseeing and other outdoor activities.
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