The official language spoken in France is French.
€25 is approx £22
The time zone in France is Central European Standard Time (CET) and therefore is 1 hour ahead of London.
A pint in a pub/bar in France is around €5 (approx £4.44), or if you're looking to sip a glass of vino at a chic wine bar, look to pay between €3-€5 (approx £2.66-£4.44).
A basic meal in a French restaurant is around €12 (approx £10.66) but if you want to sample a croissant or a pastry, they can be as little as €1 (approx 89p).
One-way tickets on public transport in France costs around €1.60 (approx £1.42), or do as the locals do and hop on a bike!
Taxi tariffs start at around €4.50 (approx £4) and they add about €1.80 (approx £1.60) for every km.
Travelling on a budget, or just want to meet some more like-minded travellers? Grab a dorm bed in France from €18-€30 (approx £15.99-£26.64).
Looking for something a little nicer? A double room in a mid-range hotel in France can vary between €90-€190 (approx £79-£168).
Southwest France also experiences mild winters but the summers are much warmer. There is less rainfall in this region than in the northern part of France, however thunderstorms are common in the summer.
Central and inland France have more extreme weather and a greater variation between the seasons. The winter is harsher with snow and frost likely, whereas the summers are warmer. Rain fall is low but tends to fall in summer when the region can often experience thunderstorms.
The Mediterranean coast and Corsica have a typical Mediterranean climate of hot summer days and short mild winters. This region of France has the most sunshine hours each year. Periods of cold windy weather can occur in late spring, brought about by the famous northerly ‘mistral’ wind.
Mountain regions especially the Alps, but also the Massif Central and the Pyrenees at high altitudes experience long and cold winters with substantial snowfall.