Planning a Weekend in France

France is one of the most visited countries in Europe not only because of the iconic Eiffel Tower but because of its culture. From the smell of freshly baked baguettes, local cafes, romantic chateaux, and artistic paintings – France always got you covered.  So if you are planning to visit this beautiful country, here are some tips that you can follow.

  1.   Keep French Fashion in Mind

People in France are very fashionable. So if you want to jive into the trend, shoot beautiful photos and enjoy great places, you would want to pack some fashionable clothes. Pick some versatile yet chic clothes that you can wear for your tour. Avoid heavy clothes so you don’t get tired easily and cover as many places as you can.

  1.   Bring a comfortable pair of shoes.

Make sure you bring two types of shoes – one that you can wear during your tour and the other is spare, in case the other one breaks. When choosing what shoes to bring, take note of the cobbled streets of Le Vieux Carre or the vineyards in the South. So you might as well avoid high heels and stilettos. A pair of ankle-boots could be wise.

  1.   Learn some French words and phrases.

While the locals can speak fluently in English, they love it when visitors speak their native language. Even if your French is a little rust and you can only muster up a polite “Bon jour” or “Bonsoir”, the locals will greatly appreciate your effort. Lucky for you, nowadays you don’t have to buy pocket dictionaries because everything can be searched through Google.

  1.   Always check the weather.

The weather in France can be very tricky. One hot summer day can eventually turn into cold so make sure you always check the weather. Also the regions in France have different weather. If you know the weather, you will know what to include in your packing essentials.

  1.   Travel in Spring or Fall

Although spring and fall are peak seasons in France, it offers the best weather to tour around the wonderful tourist spots in the country. Most airlines also offer great deals three months before spring or fall, so you better watch out for cheap flights.

  1.   Try some local food in France

French are always proud of their cuisines. Well, it shouldn’t come as a surprise since France is home to Michelin star restaurants. So make sure that you try some of the local food. If you are travelling to Bordeaux, try the Canele, which a small pastry made from vanilla and rum.

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