FRANCE-SPAIN BORDER You imagined it this way
In 2009, I made a roadtrip through the south of France. We left from Barcelona, we took Montpellier as our “base of operations” where we rented a rural house at a very good price. Being in the middle of the Côte d’Azur, every day, we made day trips to the surroundings:
In 2010, we again traveled by car, this time along the coast of Northern France from Paris via Chartres, Rennes, Dinan, Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, the Route du Débarquement, Rouen and Giverny.
French highways are a bit expensive but comfortable and safe. The secondary highways are also characterized by their excellent state of preservation and allow you to get to know the country better. The speed limit on freeways is 130 km/h, on dual carriageways 110 km/h and 90 km/h on two-way roads.
France has a varied and temperate climate. In the northwest, temperatures are influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, so there is more humidity and winters are milder. In the east, the climate is continental so winters are colder and clearer and, during the summers, the weather is stormier. In the south the climate is more Mediterranean and we will have warm summers and mild winters.
Requirements and health pass for travel to France in 2022
Photo: iStock And we cannot forget that France is one of the artistic engines in Europe, with an endless number of museums and the most outstanding temporary exhibitions on the continent. That is why it is always advisable to consult the agenda of museums in Paris, where by the way reopened a few months ago the unique Albert Khan Photography Center. Outside the French capital we also highlight for this summer the exhibitions “La Gioconda, inverse exhibition”, at the Palais de la Bourse in Marseille, and “Picasso, the effervescence of forms”, at the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux.A good way to conclude the summer will be participating in the European Heritage Days, whose 39th edition will be held in 2022 on September 17 and 18. This is an opportunity to visit emblematic buildings in France, which will be exceptionally open on those days, offering guided tours and special events.
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Read on because here you will find everything you need to know if you can travel to France now, what measures are being followed and what interesting places you can include in your next European adventure.
As you can see, you will be able to travel to France right now and enjoy that vacation you are looking forward to. The next step is to start planning, so you’re probably wondering which places are the most interesting and what you can’t miss in each of them. At IATI we advise you to focus on the south of the country and make a wonderful route by car that passes through destinations such as the following:
What are the must-sees? The Place du Capitole, where the town hall and the Opera House are located, is a must. Other interesting sites are the Place Victor Hugo market, the Jacobins Convent, the Basilica of St. Saturnin, the Cathedral of St. Etienne, the Hotel d’Assezat or the Musée des Agustins. Even so, what we recommend is to get lost in charming streets such as Rue Henri de Gorsse, Rue de Blanchers or Rue Sant-Antonie du T. and, of course, walk along the Garonne River and contemplate its bridges.
Requirements for travel to France in 2022 and health passport
On March 14, 2022, the presentation of the vaccination passport in those places where it was required (leisure and cultural centers, commercial catering, trade fairs and professional shows, etc.) ceased to be mandatory. Similarly, the health passport ceased to be in force on August 1, 2022.
Since the beginning of the crisis, the health control system has made it possible to preserve our health system and to delay the arrival on French territory of variants with worrying characteristics. This system ceased to be in force on August 1, 2022.
However, in the event of the emergence of a dangerous variant, the entry into French territory of travelers from countries considered to be at risk could again be subject to the presentation of a negative virological test.
For information on health regulations concerning entry into the territory of other countries, please consult the Travel Advice section of the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.