Nothing makes us more happy than visiting a country that has long been on our bucket list and waiting to be explored. And France is one of those places that is a dream destination for a lot of people for various reasons. Time and again, the country has proved its worth, hence, the reason it is one of the most visited countries in the world which is home to some of the dreamiest and breathtaking destinations. From iconic landmarks and fancy beachside resorts to historical sites and delicious wine, everything about this country is worth loving which is why it has always remained one of the best places to visit around the world. However, it’s up to you how you make the most of your time in the country which completely depends on whether you’ve come prepared or not. The country can either leave you with an experience that will stay etched in your heart and memory forever or it can leave you with an unpleasant experience that can ruin your entire trip. This is why you should always come prepared before visiting an unknown land to make sure you have the best time of your life.
We have laid a list of a few things for you that you should definitely know before visiting the country.
France is beyond Paris
While we know that Paris is the main highlight of France but that’s not the only best thing about the country. As dreamy and magical as Paris can get, there are so many other places in the country that needs to be explored. The country is home to some of the most breathtaking places including several cities, towns and iconic attractions like Versailles, french riviera, historical castles and much more. With food being one of the best features of the country you cannot miss out on visiting Bordeaux and Dijon to taste delicious wine and cheese. Apart from that, there are so many other places that are worth exploring, so do your proper research and then prepare your itinerary.
Learn a few French phrases
The best way to make yourself feel more comfortable and get acquainted with the new country is by learning a few phrases in their native language. While the majority of people in the country communicate in English but learning a few french phrases can be extremely rewarding which can help you in the long run. This can ensure that you have far better experience in the country as it will be easier for you to get your way around the country. Just learn a few basic words starting with ‘bonjour’ meaning ‘hello’.
S’il Vous plait- ‘please’
Au revoir- ‘goodbye’
Pack according to the weather
For the most part, France is a country that enjoys all different types of weather that are neither too cold nor too warm. The climate varies from region to region which varies from mild winter and warm summers to cool winters and warm summers with limited rainfall. Depending on the month and the area you will be visiting, make sure to pack your things accordingly. However, the best season to visit France is during spring and autumn as the weather is quite pleasant at that time and it’s also not very crowded.
Keep your belongings safe with you
No country can be considered safe especially when it comes to your belongings such as cash, wallet, and purse, not even France. You have to be very cautious of your surroundings and keep a watch on all the scammers or the pickpockets who mostly target the tourists. A little bit of carelessness can result in you losing your personal and important belongings such as documents, cash, wallet or other important stuff. Therefore, be mindful and always be aware of your surroundings to keep you and your belongings safe.
Relish the French cuisine
There is no secret that French cuisine is one of the best cuisines in the world. And when you are on the land of French country, you definitely cannot miss out on indulging some of its dishes that can satisfy all your cravings. From relishing espresso with a delectable pastry at the cafes to savoring the delicious duck pate and coq au vin in Lyon, there are a plethora of cafes, restaurants, and fine dining scattered throughout the country that offer some of the finest French foods.