MICEport DMC in France
France is Europe's most diverse, tasty, and, in many ways, most exciting country to explore. It's a place of gentle beauty, where the play of light transforms the routine into the exceptional. Here, travelers are treated to a blend of man-made and natural beauty like nowhere else in Europe. With luxuriant forests, forever coastlines, truly grand canyons, and Europe's highest mountain ranges, France has a cover-girl beauty from top to bottom. You'll also discover a dizzying array of artistic and architectural wonders — soaring cathedrals, chandeliered châteaux, and museums filled with the cultural icons of the Western world.
Paris — the City of Light — has been a beacon of culture for centuries. As a world capital of art, fashion, food, literature, and ideas, it stands as a symbol of all the fine things human civilization can offer. Paris offers sweeping boulevards, chatty crêpe stands, chic boutiques, and world-class art galleries. Sip decaf with deconstructionists at a sidewalk café, then step into an Impressionist painting in a tree-lined park. Climb Notre-Dame and rub shoulders with a gargoyle. Cruise the Seine, zip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, and saunter down Avenue des Champs-Elysées. Master the Louvre and Orsay museums. Save some after-dark energy for one of the world's most romantic cities.
French is the only official language of France, but that doesn’t mean that it is the only language spoken in France. In fact, France has a number of languages that are native to its lands.
VAT and Tax Refunds
f you live outside the EU, you can claim back the sales tax (VAT)
on any purchases made in the European Union.
Non-EU resident, 16 or over can obtain under certain condition a refund of the VAT paid on the goods purchased during their stay :
Purchase goods from a retailer displaying the Tax Free Shopping sign
Purchase tourist goods
Purchase the goods on the same day in the same store at a total cost of over € 175 including VAT
Transport the goods back to your country of residence by yourself
The currency in France is the Euro.
In France the power sockets are of type E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
The classic French shopping week comprises six days, Monday to Saturday, with shops generally open from 9 a.m. to Midday, and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. In towns and villages, it is still the rule that shops close at lunchtime.
However, in urban shopping areas, most large shops such as department stores now operate what is called "la journée continue", and do not close at midday. Out-of-town supermarkets in France also tend to stay open at lunchtime, and depending on the town or district, other shops in large suburban shopping centres also stay open.
Traditionally speaking, shops do not open in France on Sundays; however the rules have changed since mid 2016, and now across France you will find supermarkets, DIY and gardening shops open on Sunday morning. In tourist areas the rules are more flexible, and all sorts of shops can now stay open all day. In Paris for instance, the big department stores and shops in the main shopping areas and malls now stay open all day on Sunday, though sometimes with shorter opening hours.
The climate of France is generally cold in winter and mild in summer, but mild winters and hot summers are usual along the Mediterranean sea (French riviera) and in the South West of France. Along the Rhône Valley a occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind blows known as the mistral. Lots of the snow falls in winter in the Mountainous regions like the Alps, Pyrenees and Auvergne. In July and August it's the peak of summer.
MICEport France Preferred DMCs
Dynamic Incentive programs
Special interest tours
Past Group Sizes
10 - 3,000 People
Contact in the USA and Canada
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Year Company Started
France and Monaco
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