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Travel Guide

Our guide to holidays France, brought to you by the loveit coverit travel insurance team.


Our France Travel Guide

France is a top tourist destination, renowned for its rich history, delicious food and wine, and iconic landmarks. It is consistently ranked as the most visited country in the world, and it's easy to see why.

From the world-famous Louvre Museum, home to the iconic Mona Lisa, to the stunning architecture and culinary delights that can be found throughout the country, France has something for everyone. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or just looking to experience the unique culture and charm of France, there's no better place to be.

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Travel Insurance in France

Travel Disruptions

Travel plans can be disrupted by various factors like flight cancellations, delays, or unforeseen emergencies. Travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation or interruption due to reasons such as illness, injury, or unexpected events, helping you recover non-refundable costs and reschedule your plans.

Lost Baggage

Theft or loss of personal belongings, such as luggage, passports, or valuable items, can occur during travel. Insurance can cover the costs of replacing these items, minimising the impact of such incidents and allowing you to continue your trip without significant disruptions.

Lost Travel Documents:

Losing important travel documents like passports or visas can be stressful and may lead to additional expenses. Travel insurance can help cover the costs associated with obtaining replacements or emergency travel arrangements due to the loss of these vital documents.

Medical Costs

While France has an excellent healthcare system, medical expenses can still be significant for travelers. Travel insurance provides coverage for unexpected medical emergencies, doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription medications. Having insurance ensures that you receive necessary medical care without incurring exorbitant costs.

Main Facts About France

Since January 1, 2002, the currency used in France has been the euro. The euro is used by 19 of the 27 countries that make up the European Union, and it has replaced the French franc (FF) as the official currency of France. The French franc is no longer in circulation and is no longer accepted as legal tender anywhere. If you're planning to visit or do business in France, it's important to be familiar with the euro and to have access to the currency while you're there.
English is not a widely spoken language in France, with recent surveys estimating that around 39% of the French population is able to speak English to some degree. This means that while you may be able to find people who speak English in certain areas or industries, it is not a guarantee and you may have difficulty communicating in English in some parts of the country. It's always a good idea to brush up on your French before traveling to France, or to bring a translator or language dictionary with you to help you communicate during your trip.
France has a temperate climate, with cool winters and mild summers in most parts of the country. However, the Mediterranean region has a more Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers. On average, winter temperatures in France range from 0°C to 7°C, while summer temperatures range from 16°C to 24°C. These temperatures can vary depending on the location and the time of year, so it's a good idea to check the weather forecast before planning your trip to France.
Power Plugs
In France, there are two main types of electrical plugs: Type C and Type E. Plug Type C has two round pins, while Plug Type E has two round pins and a hole for the socket's male earthing pin. It's worth noting that the electrical supply in France operates at a voltage of 230V and a frequency of 50Hz. If you're planning to visit France and want to use electronic devices that are not compatible with these voltage and frequency levels, you'll need to bring a voltage converter or adapter with you. This will allow you to safely use your devices while you're in France.
As of 2021, the population of France is estimated to be 65,554,848, according to projections based on data from the United Nations. This figure takes into account any changes in the population that have occurred in recent years, and represents the latest available estimate of the size of the French population. It's worth noting that population figures can vary over time and may be revised as new data becomes available. However, this estimate provides a good indication of the current size of the French population.
Fun Fact
In France, it is common for people to eat a large quantity of snails each year. In fact, it is estimated that over 25,000 tons of snails are consumed annually in the country. The average person in France is believed to eat about 500 snails per year. Snails are considered a delicacy in France and are often served on special occasions.
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Your French Bucket list

If you're in France, you HAVE to do these things:

1. Climb the Eiffel Tower at night.
2. Do the Can Can at the Moulin Rouge.
3. Visit a true fairy tale land, Mont saint Michel.
4. Taste some of the best wine in Alsace.
5. Take a trip to Disneyland.
6. Visit the Louvre Museum.
7. Explore the wonders of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
8. Kayak though the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
9. Relax on the beaches of Saint-Tropez.
10. Admire the epic beauty of Mont Blanc.


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