There are hundreds of websites about France out there on the Internet; some are good, but many others of little real interest, as they are largely full of rather unoriginal second-hand information.

So here is a short alphabetical list of sites useful for anyone thinking of visiting France.

 

  • About-France.com guide - a substantial site about France, covering not just tourism and travel, but French life and institutions too.
  •   French Railways - The website of the French national train company SNCF, in English 
     
  •   French-Waterways.com - Detailed independent information about enjoying holidays and vacations using the rivers and canals of          France, on or by the water. 
  •   Insidr Paris - Blog written by locals to give some trendy addresses in Paris but also some practical tips for travelers.
  •   Security Travel Advice - France - live security and terror relatetd news feed, interactive mapping with police, hospitals and embasses.   Plus emergency contact details for police, fire and medical emergency.
     
  •   Understand-France.org - A Franco-American site covering culture, everyday life, education, business, French history, and more.

  •   Walking in France - Specific information about walking and hiking in France. 

  •   Wikitravel guide to France  - An open-source guide with information on accommodation, sights, travel, and thigs to see and do.