|As France is a member of the European Union,
no visa is required for
citizens of other EU member states. This also applies to nations
special treaties with France or the EU. Australian, Indonesian
citizens who are visiting France for holiday purposes don't need
|The Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport in Paris
is the main international
airport in France and is the home of Air France (AF), the
Airlines within the SkyTeam Alliance (AeroMexico, Alitalia,
NorthWest, US Continental, Delta Airlines, Korean Air) operate
Terminal 2 while most other foreign operators use Terminal 1.
Terminal 3 is
used for charter flights.
There are several smaller airports in France that mostly cater
travellers. These are: Orly in Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, Clermont-Ferrand,
Marseille, Nice, Toulouse and Nantes. Bâle-Mulhouse and Geneva
are shared by
France and Switzerland, allowing entry into either country.
Beauvais is an
airport about 80km northwest of Paris and is used by low-cost
as Ryanair and Volare. Buses to Paris are usually provided by
|You can use the regular rail service provided
by the French rail company SNCF
(Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) for direct
service from most
There are high-speed alternatives like the Eurostar, which links
Paris with London via the Calais-Dover channel tunnel.
The Thalys service is a Paris to Brussels connection that
extends onwards to
the Netherlands and Germany using high-speed TGV (Train a Grande
|Bus travel can be tricky as there is no
national bus service and varies from
region to region.
A private bus service called Eurolines covers the whole
continent with over