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Visiting France - 1  The essentials


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First things first: preparing your journey

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Holiday travel insurance:
It is highly recommended, and in some cases obligatory, to be insured when you travel. Many people have existing policies, or even credit cards, that include travel insurance, but it is always a good idea to check. Make sure that you have accident and emergency cover, including civil third party liability cover (for humans, as well as your car). 

It is particularly important and usually necessary to take out special insurance if you plan to do anything out-of-the-ordinary while on holiday, such as winter-sports or other types of sport.

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