Eiffel Tower, Paris
France Holidays from South Africa
Known for its diverse scenery from mountains to countryside, a strong cultural identity and wonderful food are just some of the reasons to visit France. Explore Paris and visit the iconic places such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Quartier Latin, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Champs Elysees with its fancy shops and department stores.
Or try the thrilling rides in Disneyland Paris and meet all the famous Disney characters. Visit Lyon a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with 2,000 years of history. Stroll along the waterfront promenade in Nice or view the city from Castle Hill. Tour the castles of the Liore Valley, Brittainy and Normandy, and watch the world go by in Monte Carlo and Cannes.
South African Passport Holders require Schengen visas to visit France
No vaccines are required to visit France, however reccommended vaccines include Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Polio.
Any time of the year is suitable with the summer months of May through September being the warmest. Northern France has a cool winter while Southern France has a mediterranean climate that is pleasant year round. The mountain areas have plenty of snow in the winter months from November to March.
Monaco Formula One Gran Prix (May)
French Open Tennis (May/ June)
Tour de France (July)
Nice Jazz Festival (July)
There are more than 300 kinds of french cheese, some of the most popular ones being Camembert, Brie, Roquefort and Boursin.
'Salut' in French mean both 'hello' and 'goodbye'.
Grasse in the south of France is known at the Perfume Capital of the World.
The highest mountain peak of Europe lies in France, Mont Blanc Blanc (which means white mountain) and is more than 4,800 metres high.