Taxi in France
The rules and tariffs for taxis in France are reviewed every year. Last decision of February 15, 2018 (note: this article was updated in September 2018). There were a lot…

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French Riviera
Cote d'Azur (French Cote d'Azur) or French Riviera - a resort coast in the southeastern part of France. It stretched almost half the length of the Mediterranean coastline belonging to…

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St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Nice
St. Nicholas Cathedral is the center of the spiritual life of the Russian colony in southern France. This is an object of cultural heritage of the two powers. The interest…

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What sockets in France

Do the plugs of our electrical appliances plug into outlets in hotels in France? What is the voltage in the French networks, and will our devices work normally? Read the answers, as well as many interesting things – how much a kilowatt-hour costs in France, how the French get energy, what interesting “green” projects they came up with. Supply voltage in France France has a common European Union standard for power supply – 230 volts (+ 6 / -10%) of alternating current with a frequency of 50 hertz. Since 2014, in accordance with GOST 29322, a standard has been in force – 230 volts (+ -10%) of alternating current with a frequency of 50 hertz. There are no problems with voltage, all our devices work perfectly in French electrical networks. What type of sockets in France In France, they use their own format NF C 61-314, which is commonly called “Type E”. We will talk about it in detail Continue reading

What can be brought from France

France is the country of Alexander Dumas and Victor Hugo, the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre, chic boutiques and the Cote d’Azur. The homeland of champagne and cognac is famous for its fragrant wines and claims to be the world capital of fine cuisine and the main trendsetter of our planet. Is it any wonder that almost every first tourist tries to bring from France at least a bottle of good wine, blue cheese and a couple of fashionable gizmos? But besides Burgundy wine, cheeses and masterpieces of fashion houses, there are many interesting and unusual souvenirs. Gifts with regional flair Even on the budget trip, you can find a couple of euros for inexpensive trinkets, uniquely associated with France. It can be simple magnets, and postcards with images of Montmartre, the Continue reading

What money is in France

France became the first country in the world in which euro cash was introduced. Until 2002, the country used the French franc, which consisted of 100 centimes. Interestingly, for the first time, the new European currency was officially introduced not at all in Europe, but on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, in the overseas department of France. From the beginning of 1999 to 2002, two currencies went simultaneously – franc and euro. The free exchange of the franc for the new currency of the European Union ended in 2012. The euro, in addition to France, is used as the main monetary unit in almost two dozen countries of the Eurozone and almost a dozen countries outside the European Union. Banknotes are unified and the same in all countries, but Eurozone mints minted Continue reading

House-Museum of Henri Matisse in Nice
In Nice, on one of the hills of Cimiez, near the ancient Roman ruins in the 17th century Genoese mansion is the Matisse Museum. The building presents the artist’s work…

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(MIDI-PYRENEES
The Midi-Pyrénées region is a wealth of cultural, historical and natural heritage. As the name implies, it’s a mountain region in the Pyrenees, where at every step you can see…

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Cannes city and resort
Cannes (as well as Caen or Cannes) is one of the most popular and expensive resorts of the Cote d'Azur. It is located in the southeastern part of France, in…

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What to bring to France
What to put in a suitcase for holidays in France? What exactly is useful, and what to take is not necessary at all? What will help save valuable time? What…

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