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Festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events... On France.fr and everywhere in France, there's always something going on.
Van Gogh at the Atelier des Lumières in Paris
Until 31 December
75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
The Distinction Palace
In France, hotel rankings highlight the exceptional 5-star hotels by elevating them to ‘palace’…
General information and practical conversions
Currency, electrical voltage, units of measurement... useful day-to-day information for your stay…
Passport, driving licence, swimsuit. Are you forgetting something? Here's where you'll find all you need to know before you set off for France.
Formalities (Visa, passport)
Customs and Visas
Every foreign national wishing to come to France must be able to present documentary evidence…
Getting to France
How do you obtain a VISA for a stay in France – and what are the customs procedures?
Security measures in France
The safety and security of tourists in France is of the utmost importance. A number of…
Getting married in France
French marriage laws are straightforward and apply to foreigners and French nationals alike.
Driving in France
A car is probably the best way to explore France in total freedom. From motorways to departmental…
Civil Unions in France?
A PACS (Pacte Civil de Solidarité or domestic partnership contract) can be signed by two members of…
Getting Married in France
If you wish to get married in France, you must get in touch directly with the mayor's office of the…
Regulation about smoking, drinking alcohol and…
In France, smoking is prohibited in public places (museums, monuments, cinemas) or on…
"Bohème, notre jeunesse" at the Opéra Comique in Paris
Until July 17
"Matisse et Picasso, la comédie du modèle" exhibition at the Matisse Museum in Nice
Until September 29
Grand Prix Formula 1 at the Castellet in France
Until June 23