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Travel to and in France

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How to get to France and  travel round France

Paris, the Pont Neuf over the Seine
Use the links below to find information about different aspects of travelling to France or different ways of getting round France once you've arrived - with or without a car.   

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About-France.com is an informative site about France, for travellers, tourists, students and anyone with an interest in France. Explore this website to find a wealth of clearly written information about today's France, the country, its extraordinary diversity, its heritage, and its way of life

Accommodation in France
Guide to hotels in France
Gites and self catering holiday cottages
Bed and breakfast in France
Rural campsites in France
Independent hotels in France


Motorway sign France

French motorways
are mostly toll routes, but the result is that the traffic is more fluid, except during key holiday weekends .....
Map of France


Travelling to France

Depending on where you are coming from, France can be reached by plane, by ferry, by train or by car :

Getting around France without a car

Essential information on the different options available for travelling in France or travelling through France without a car.

.... and France by car



Eurostar to FranceTravel to France and within France is easy, and relatively inexpensive..... France has an extensive network of regional airports, many of which are served by airlines from other parts of Europe, including many low-cost airlines; several French airports have direct flights to the USA or Canada, particularly to New York and Montreal. Within France, the main form of intercity public transport is the train , and the French TGV network of high-speed railway lines is the best in the world - and constantly expanding. By contrast, domestic air travel is relatively expensive except on some high-volume routes where the airlines compete with the trains.
France has a well developed network of motorways and main roads; most motorways are toll roads - but you can find ways of avoiding the tolls on the pages about driving in France.
    In most of provincial France, driving can be a relatively relaxed experience, as traffic is light except around main towns and on the main regional roads. But there are tens of thousands of kilometres of minor roads that carry very little traffic: these routes are ideal for cyclists.
    Slow travellers can enjoy France not only thanks to its bucolic backroads, but also by using a developing network of cycle ways such as the French section of the Danube-Atlantic cycleway, which links the Rhine to the Loire, or the cycleways along many of France's canals, such as the Canal du Midi. Completely off-road, France has an extensive network of hiking trails, the longest of them running from the English Channel to the Mediterranean

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