France

Important Info

U.S. Travel Advisory: Level 2 (Exercise Extreme Caution – As Of July 19′)

U.S. Embassy
2 Avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris, France
Telephone +(33)(1) 43-12-22-22
Emergency +(33)(1) 43-12-22-22, enter zero “0” after the automated greeting (Click here for full Consulates list)

Travel Seasons: France has three seasons, peak, shoulder and off. Each season has its pros and cons for travel.

Visa Information: Not required for stays under 90 days. Click here for the most recent visa information (via. France Embassy)

Currency: 1 USD = 0.8987 Euro (Click here for most recent conversion rate)

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