ElectricityIn France, two types of electrical sockets are used: Europlug and Schuko (two circular pins).
If your electrical appliance’s plug doesn’t match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter.
CurrencyThe Euro (€) is the official currency in France and in many other countries of the European Union. You can pay by cash and credit cards are accepted almost everywhere (some smaller shops might require a minimum amount to pay by credit card). The most accepted credit cards are ©Visa and ©Mastercard. Please note that bank notes bigger than 50€ are usually not accepted, you need to get a change in a bank.
You can change currency at the airport or in the city centre of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.
SmokingIn France, smoking is strictly forbidden in public places such as airports, restaurants, bars or shops.
Highway CodeIn France, the Code is similar to the European Highway Code.
The speed limit is
Motorways are distinguished by a prefix “A”. There are many toll Motorways in France (A7, A8, A9, A51), you can pay directly at the barrier with coins or your credit card (not all credit cards are accepted).
For more information on French Motorways: Read More
Phone Cards & InternetThere are 4 telecom operators in France: Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile.
You can buy prepaid sim cards if you have a sim-free mobile phone. If you wish to buy a new phone, please keep in mind that mobile phones sold at operator’s boutique are usually sim-locked and will not work with sim cards of other operators.
Sim cards usually come with a rechargeable internet connection to your smartphone. In general, public places (stations, coffee shops, restaurants, stores) have free Wifi connection available.