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Tourist guide France

France is repeatedly ranked as the number one tourist destination in the World, and it is not difficult to see why. From the French Riviera in the south, to Paris in the north, there are rugged mountains, fine museums, delectable cuisine and flair for all things beautiful. Hosting events in Paris or any of the country’s distinctive regions promises access to premier convention facilities, distinguished hotels, unparalleled culinary options and countless cultural and adventure opportunities perfect for incentives. France has more than 120 congress centres – more than any other country in Europe – including more than 15 with occupancy of at least 4,000. France boasts one of the best transport infrastructures in the world and the excellent high-speed rail system makes every major city less than 3 hours away, making this country an ideal place to combine pleasure with comfort.

Some useful information

Airport number : 5

Number of railway stations : 5

Timezone : GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).

Telephone prefix : +33

Weight & measures : Metric system

Electricity : 220 volts, 50Hz

Identity card

Capital : Paris

Main cities : Lille-Nice-Bordeaux-Lyon

Official language : French

Currency:

Euro

Public holidays:

New Year's Day:  1 Jan 2011 / 2012
Good Friday: 22 Apr 2011 / 6 Apr 2012
Easter Sunday:  24 Apr 2011 / 8 Apr 2012
Easter Monday:  25 Apr 2011 /  9 Apr 2012
Labor Day: 1 May 2011 / 2012
WWII Victory Day: 8 May 2011 / 2012
Ascension Day: 2 Jun 2011 / 17 May 2012
Pentecost: 12 Jun 2011 / 3 Jun 2012
Whit Monday: 13 Jun 2011 / 4 Jun 2012
Bastille Day: 14 Jul 2011 / 2012
Assumption of the Virgin Mary: 15 Aug  2011 / 2012
All Saints' Day:  1 Nov 2011 / 2012
Armistice Day:  11 Nov  2011 / 2012
Christmas Day:  25 Dec  2011 / 2012