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Walking holidays in France

Walking holidays in France

The beautiful peaks and valleys of the French Alps are one of France's greatest draws for the keen walker.

  • Capital city: Paris
  • Population: 67,128,000 (2015)
  • Size of country: 551,695 km2
  • Currency: Euro
  • Power supply: 230v / 50 hz
  • Sockets: 2-pin round
  • Language: French
  • Time difference: GMT +1
  • Visas: British nationals do not require a visa to enter France.
  • Religion: There is no official state religion in France and 31% of the population have no declared religious affiliation. 54% of the population define themselves as Christians, 4% as Muslim, 1% as Jews and 1% Buddhists.
  • Popular dishes: Fondue Savoyard is classic dish in the French Alps.
  • Popular drinks: Wine is of course, France’s most popular drink, wherever you are in the country.
  • Did you know: The French have the same informal word for hello and goodbye – ‘Salut’.
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel guide
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