The official language spoken in France is French.
€25 is approx $39.22
The time zone in France is Central European Standard Time (CET)
A glass of wine is good wherever you go in France, and you'll spend around €3-€5 (approx $4.71-$7.84) for a glass. More of a beer drinker? A pint in a pub/bar in France is about €5 (approx $7.84) sometimes less.
Oui, oui - this is the time to gorge on crossaints and pastries for as little as €1 (approx $1.57). Need more sustenance? A basic meal in a French restaurant is around €12 (approx $18.82).
One-way tickets on public transport in France costs around €1.60 (approx $2.51), or do as the locals do and hop on a bike, which you can usually arrange at your hostel!
Not feeling the bicycle life? Taxi tariffs start at around €4.50 (approx $7.06) and they add about €1.80 (approx $2.82) for every km.
Sharing a dorm room is the perfect way to cut back the costs! In France you can snap one up from anywhere between €18-€30 (approx $28-$47).
Looking for something a little nicer? A double room in a mid-range hotel in France can vary between €90-€190 (approx $141-$298).
Central and inland France have a greater variation between the seasons - with cold winters and warm summers.
And finally, the mountain regions, especially the Alps, Massif Central and the Pyrenees have long and cold winters - but this is perfect for those who want to visit France for skiing.
France is a party to the Schengen Convention, along with 24 other European countries, which allows Australians to enter France without a visa in some circumstances. Australian tourists can enter France visa-free under the 90-day visa waiver program within the Schengen Zone. Some conditions do apply, so make sure you are eligible. Click here for more info.
France Working Holiday Visa
Oui oui - strapping young Aussies aged 18-29 years can work in France with a working holiday visa for up to 12 months!