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Visiting Paris or other top tourist cities, the French regions, the best of rural France, finding a cottage for hire or a hotel, how to travel round France by car or by train, visiting vineyards, shopping and more generally  where to go and what to see in France....

First things first: preparing your journey

Coronavirus information (updated for 2023)
Visitors arriving from China must show proof of a negative Covid test taken in the 48 hours before arrival.
Other visitors arriving in France from abroad are recommended to be in possession of a Covid health document. This can take the form of a recent negative Covid test result, a vaccination pass, attesting that the visitor is fully vaccinated against Covid , or proof of recovery from a recent bout of covid.

For more information, see Covid requirements in France

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Continue now with part 2  :  Choosing a holiday

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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