You can travel easily around the country by air and there are a number of France airlines that service the domestic airports.
Cruise and Ferries
State-run car ferries connect the larger islands on the Atlantic coast with the mainland; they also sail regularly across the mouth of the Gironde. The island of Corsica is served by ferries which run from Marseille, Toulon and Nice to Ajaccio, Propriano, Porto Vecchio and Bastia on the island. Boats can also be chartered.
With a network of over 34,200 km rail lines (and over 12,000 km of that electrified), you’ll find the trains a great way to get around France. If you have a need for speed, the TGV will get you from Paris to Brittany and southwest France at 300kph, to Lyon and the southeast at 270kph and to Strasbourg and the east at 320kph. Of course the Paris Metro is super efficient as well. Find out more about our France rail passes
The first thing to remember if you’re hiring a vehicle is that the traffic drives on the right. Also be aware of the sometimes-observed rule on certain roundabouts where priority is given to traffic joining the roundabout (ie give way to the left). There is no definitive guide for when you should or shouldn’t observe this rule, so approach French roundabouts with caution!