Tour to France is a holiday full of charm. Here you
will find great amount of sightseeing, golden sun beaches on the French
Riviera, a lot of gastronomic discoveries, famous museums and stately castles
of the Loire.
Travel to France with comfort during the bus tour with Bluebird company! In
this small article we will try to highlight the most important and wonderful
places of one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. So, let's begin.
One of the most striking sights of France is the Champs Elysees. This is the
central street of Paris, where a lot of parades and fairs are held annually.
Champs Elysees, the length of which is almost 2 kilometers, tourists associate
with France in second place after the Eiffel Tower. The street starts near the
Arc de Triomphe and ends at the Place de la Concorde.
If you plan to go on a tour with a loved one, then we
recommend to visit the Jardin du Luxembourg. This is a great place for a
romantic getaway. There are all conditions for a wonderful pastime and
enjoyment of architecture. In summer you can sit on a perfectly flat and clean
lawn and even meet French celebrities who will give you an autograph.
When going to France in the summer, do not forget to bring a bathing suit - you
will be glad to visit the Promenade des Anglais. This is a famous promenade in
the country and the business card of Nice. According to historical archives,
the embankment was founded in the 19th century - when the British began to buy
land for the construction of villas there. And soon homely coastal road has
become a place where the French aristocracy walked.
For architecture lovers, we recommend to look into the
small town of Fontainebleau, which is located 60 km far from Paris. There is a
picturesque Fontainebleau Palace - the residence of many French rulers. The
architecture of the palace is made in the style of Italian Mannerism and
externally the building looks like a crystal wine glasses of different height
that stand in a row.
Another castle which is worth - Chambord. This architectural masterpiece
belongs to the Renaissance era. It decorates a Loire Valley and is one of the
main residences of French kings. The castle was built in the 16th century by
King Francis I. It is known that Leonardo da Vinci had a hand in bringing this grand
architectural project to life.
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Regime of staying: Germany is one of the member-countries of the Schengen
agreement. Citizens of Russia and CIS countries need a visa to Germany.
Minimum purchase amount: 175,01 EUR
Standard rate: 20%
Food, books: 5.5%
The reduced rate for some products and services: 2.1%
Goods and Services Tax Free
Tax Refund: minimum purchase amount is 25 EUR. Tax is returned only for goods
carried in the personal luggage.
The maximum number of exported goods of one kind: 50 units
Products for which it is impossible to get a refund:
Means of transport and their repair parts
Antiques older than 50 years
Tips: it is accepted to leave 0,5-1 euro
for the cleaners, cloakroom attendants, porters. According to the standards,
additional service charges in restaurants, hotels, beauty salons and
hairdressers is 10-15% of the order and is already included in the bill.
Medical care: For the citizens of Belarus and other countries which are not
included in the EU health services in France are paid. You can cover the
medical costs in case of making a health insurance.
The main telephone operators are SFR; Orange; Bouygues Telecom.
A single phone number for emergencies: 112
Fire emergency: 18
Embassy of France in Belarus:
Address: 11, Liberty Sq. , 220030 Minsk, Belarus
Phone / fax: (+375 17) 229 18 00/01
Embassy of Belarus in France:
Address: 38, boulevard Suchet, 75016 Paris, France