General Information

Population: There is a population of over 65 million
Capital of France: Paris
Official Language: Official language is French, but many residents can speak English
Major Cities Paris, Nice, Marseille, Lyon, Cannes
Popular Expat cities: Paris, Marseille and Nice
Time Zone: GMT +1 (GMT+2 from the end of March to October)
Money: The Euro (EUR) divided into 100 cents
Nearest Neighbours: Germany, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Andorra and Luxembourg
Popular attractions: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Religions: The main religion in France is Christianity. In some areas such as Marseille there is a huge population of Jewish people
Public Holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, Labour Day, WWII Victory Day, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Bastille Day, Assumption of the Virgin Mary, All Saints Day, Armistice Day and Christmas Day
International Dialling code: The international dialling code in France is +33 / Paris (0)1
Emergency contact: General emergencies -112, Specialised emergency medical services- 15, Fire services -18 and Police – 17
France Travel Advice: French Embassy or Consulate