France Travel Guide


On a trip through several French cities, anyone who is familiar with the Old Montreal and Old Quebec architecture will be able to recognize it. However, France's regional cultures are highly diverse, so when travelling the nation, be prepared to see a variety of landscapes. France is not one of the smaller European nations, despite the fact that this is the case for many of them. There are enough attractions to keep you occupied for the rest of your life, including museums, eateries, monuments, parks, vineyards, castles, cities, and towns.

There are numerous benefits to visiting France. The attractions of this European nation are boundless, ranging from the romantic atmosphere of Paris to the fantasy castles of the Loire, the lavender fields of Provence to the beaches of the Riviera. The cities will seduce you with fascinating museums, festive nightlife, and Michelin-starred cuisine paired with great wine, while the countryside and mountains offer majestic scenery and unforgettable encounters.

Before Travelling to France


Experiencing France

What to bring

The clothing you carry will depend on the climate in France. Consider packing a raincoat if you're travelling to the West or the North because it can rain at any time of year. In the South, summer brings scorching weather and beaches. Bring a wardrobe you can layer, regardless of the weather, to better handle hot days and chilly nights. You probably don't need to be reminded that you'll need warm gear for the winter in the Alps. You should dress well if you intend to partake in some nice dining or the nightlife.

Food and Drinks

French cuisine is so well-known that it was included on the list of intangible cultural treasures of mankind in 2010. It builds on local ingredients and expertly combines tastes, elevating cooking to an art form. It would be practically difficult to include every specialization found in each location. However, there are a few things that you must have while visiting France.


The most glitzy food in France is foie gras, which is served as a side dish or on little pieces of bread.

France manufactures more than a thousand distinct varieties of cheese. The variety is wide and reasonably priced, including Camembert, Reblochon, Brie, and Roquefort. Usually, they are consumed right before dessert.

Cassoulet: Depending on the recipe, this classic meal is a casserole of long-simmered white beans to which confit of goose, duck, mutton, or hog is added.

As the name implies, this delicious crepe originates from Brittany. Ham, an egg, and cheese are placed on top of the traditional galette complète.

Paris-Brest: This choux pastry-based sweet is fashioned like a wheel and filled with praline-flavored cream.


Does French wine require any introduction? Get a lovely bottle for yourself while you're travelling! French wine is significantly cheaper than Canadian wine.

Kir: For a Breton kir, crème de fruits and cider are combined; for a Burgundy kir, white wine is blended with crème de cassis; and for an Alsatian kir, crémant d'Alsace sparkling wine is combined with crème de cassis. In the meanwhile, crème de cassis and champagne are used to make kir royals!

When it's hot in southern France, cool down with pastis, an alcoholic drink with licorice and anise flavours that is typically served as an aperitif.


Avoid getting into trouble by bringing back more liquor than is permitted!