France Travel Advice
Standard banking hours
are Monday to Friday from 8:30-9:00 to 16:00-17:30. Some banks also
extend hours on one day a week, while others (usually small branches)
close for the day at 12:00-14:00. Some branches open on Saturdays
(usually from 9:00-13:00), but if so they are usually closed on Monday.Credit & debit cards in France
Express, MasterCard, Diners Club, and Visa are widely accepted. Check
with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant
acceptability and other services which may be available.Travellers cheques
In 2002 the Banque de France stopped dealing in foreign currencies so therefore no longer handles travellers cheques.Useful Things to Take
and batteries, insulated water bottle, mosquito net, adhesive tape,
alarm clock, wet-wipes, small ruck-sack, fabric shopping bags, padlock.Health Requirements
Before visiting France, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases.
have the most benefit, see a health-care provider at least 4–6 weeks
before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect. Even if
you have less than 4 weeks before you leave, you should still see a
health-care provider for needed vaccines, medications, and information
about how to protect yourself from illness and injury while traveling.
Be sure your routine vaccinations are up-to-date.
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