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City of Love, Eifel Tower, Mont Blanc, French Alps, Fragrant Lavender Fields, Capital of Fashion, Ample Nightlife what else do you expect from a country? No matter how high your expectations are, France has covered it all.

Useful info:

Currency: Euro

Language: Though official language is French, in major cities such as Paris, many people speak English.

Visa: Pakistanis need to prearrange visa for France, I got it from Consulate General of France in Dubai, it took two weeks, and the cost was 95 US$.

Climate: France is Europe’s 3rd biggest country with varied climate from oceanic climate to Mediterranean climate. Talking about Paris mainly, the best time to visit is in the spring (Apr to Jun) or fall (Sept-Nov) when things are easily accessible. Thought the weather is moderate year round, but Summer especially July through August is the worst due to crowds. Chamonix and Nice are also good options to visit in Summer, but again, Nice get too crowded.

Trivia: France and its overseas departments and territories cover 12 different time zones, the most of any country in the world.


Cheese and wine are a significant part of French cuisine however if you are not a fan of both there are still many options from French bread to beef steaks.

Halal food restaurants are widely found in Paris, Chamonix, and Nice.


Charles de Gaulle in Paris, also known as Roissy Airport is France largest airport.

Public transport is quite convenient in Paris that includes metro, trams and buses. Taxis are also readily available, but it is an expensive option.


Being highly desired destination accommodations in Paris are expensive. There are many listing available on Airbnb as well (use this link to get 25$ off) you can find hotels on starting 50 US$/night and can get 3 stars in 80 US $.

You can also check other travel resources which will help you plan your trip better.

Night Life:

From world-famous Moulin Rouge to many other clubs there are plenty of options for nightlife lovers.

Safety Concerns:

Pickpocketing is quite common in Paris, always stay vigilant. Moreover snatching and stealing is also quite prevalent in Nice. My bag was stolen from the train, and when I went to central police station in Nice to report it, I was surprised to see many victims reporting theft and snatching.


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Chamonix mont blanc