Car Insurance In France


French Old Yellow Car

Car insurance in France is a requirement. If you drive in France than you must have insurance. At the minimum you must carry “third party liability” insurance also referred to as “public liability” insurance or “damage insurance”.

The minimum insurance does not protect your automobile nor does it cover the medical expenses of the driver. Of course you can opt for a more comprehensive plan that will provide you with more coverage.  It is always a good idea to get as much coverage as you can afford.

Insurance Sticker

When you purchase car insurance in France you are given a small green sticker that has to be displayed on your windscreen. This sticker gives you and others the basic information about your insurance plan and is an easy reference in case of an accident.

If you do not have this green sticker displayed on the windscreen you risk being hit with heavy fines.

Visitors

Even if you are only visiting France for a short period of time you will still need to have car insurance that will cover you while you are in France. Some car insurance plans that are in effect in other countries will also cover you while you are visiting but some do not.

It is important to contact your carrier BEFORE you leave for France to see if you can either add coverage to be able to drive in France of if it is already included. Of course you can also shop and compare options from other carriers to get the coverage that you need.

Shopping for Car Insurance in France

You can shop online to compare car insurance in France options. You can evaluate different plans to best suit your needs and to provide you with the best coverage for your money. You do not have to pay a lot of money to get a great plan that will provide you with the coverage that you want.

In France most insurance plans start at the minimal limit of liability which may not be right for you. Many people wisely choose plans that are more comprehensive that cover things like vehicle damage, theft and medical coverage.

More comprehensive coverage can be affordable if you spend a little bit of time shopping for car insurance in France. You can save money and get a plan that will  provide you with the coverage that will best meet your needs!

Insurance in other European Countries

Insurance is also mandatory in other European countries. Use these links to learn more about car insurance in the following countries:

Denmark – Bilforsikring and Angloinfo

Germany - How to Germany

Spain – Easy cover

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Café de Flore

Café de Flore, ParisThe infamous Café de Flore is perched quaintly in the 6th arrondissement of Paris on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue St. Benoitand. It is praised by visitors from around the globe for its ambient atmosphere, delicious dishes and it being the perfect place to lose yourself whilst watching the passers by. If you aske yourself about where to eat in Paris – this place could be the answer.

The prices may be steep but Café de Flore is the place to see, and be seen. The fact that it is packed both day and night simply reflects the popularity of the place and also gives it a brilliant buzz of life. Don’t be surprised to bump in to certain intellectuals or famous celebrities as this is a prime hot spot considered by many to be the most famous café in the world!

A historic marvel, Café de Flore has housed the likes of Picasso, Sartre and Camus in its time and still retains its original Art Deco dating back to World War II. Inside is beautifully comprised of red seating, mahogany and mirrors whilst the outside seating area invites you to simply sit and watch.

Café de Flore offers a wide menu range from teas, coffees, hot chocolates, alcoholic drinks and juices to toasties and croissants, omelettes, salads, soups and delicacy desserts. Staff are often praised for their friendliness and efficiency, though it is advised to converse in French with your waiter out of politeness and to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience at the Café de Flore.

Whether rain or shine, Café de Flore can be enjoyed by all ages and is an essential stop-off when in Paris.

www.cafedeflore.fr

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Euro Disney at Paris

Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney)

The Sleeping Beauty CastleWhen Disneyland in the USA is too far to travel then Disneyland Paris offers the opportunity to experience all the best that Disney has to offer – but in Europe, Paris, France and on a smaller scale. Disneyland Paris is Europe’s most visited attraction. There are also hotels at Disneyland Paris. Disneyland Paris covers 19km² and includes 2 theme parks, 7 resort hotels, 6 other hotels, a golf course and due to its rapid growth it also has its own railway station and town – val d’Europe. Disneyland Park is the European version of the US Disneyland and Magic Kingdom and Walt Disney Studios Park resembles the studio theme parks in Florida and California. In addition there is a “mini-town” called Disney Village where you’ll find restaurants, stores and entertainment.

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Top ten attractions in Paris

Your first visit to Paris, like any other big city, can be somewhat daunting. Almost every where you go you will stumble upon places of tantalizing beauty and history. This city is perfect for exploring but it can be difficult to know where to start and what to see first. With a huge list of museums, monuments and parks, and a Metro system that at first seems complicated, first time visitors often get a little confused. So, in an effort to get you on your way, here is a list of Paris’ most interesting and iconic places. Of course, there is much more to the city, but this is a good way to start.

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris

ParisEiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the ultimate symbol of Paris and France, and the most visited site in the world. The aesthetic free-standing iron lattice structure rises above the city skyline (it is illegal to build a structure that obscures the tower in central Paris). The tower was originally erected as part of the 1889 World’s Fair which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. Designed by Gustave Eiffel it took a little over 2 years to construct and represented engineering prowess and technological advances in Europe’s Industrial Era. Although intended to last only 20 years the tower proved useful as an elevated point for radio transmissions.

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Paris Catacombs

Parisians in the CatacombsThe Catacombs in Paris

As in many European cities, Paris ran out of places to put the bodies of their dead. First burials were outside the city limits, then with the advent of Christianity the deceased were buried in city church yards and when they filled up Parisians continued to bury their dead in mass graves in the church yards. The Parisians feared that the decaying bodies in the soil would affect the city’s water sources and soon bodies were being exhumed after the flesh had decomposed and the bones would be placed to one side. In this way the city could reuse the graves.

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Ten places to go in Paris

Quai de Valmy, 10th

M: 5 (J. Bonsergent)

This is an upcoming and cool spot in Paris. The canal provides its visitors with a refreshing walk through the design shops, bridges made of iron, gardens hidden from public view and traditional bistros. It also features an intriguing lock gate system with bridges that rotate to give way to passing boats and cars. There are great picnic spots on the riverside, though it is always wise to clean up afterwards to give others a clean spot to picnic. Rue de Marseille is a wonderful place to visit if you have an urge to go shopping.

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Paris Pass Card

reminisce about france trip 2005Anyone who wants to travel to Paris should check out the Paris Pass.  The Paris pass offers a variety of different benefits to its holders including free access to 60+ of the top attractions, the ability to skip the lines and get instant access and much more.  The Paris pass even comes with a free metro travelcard that allows you to get on and off any of the Paris area public transportation as much as you’d like for free.  With a purchase of any Paris pass you also get a free 120+ page travel guide book to help you plan your dream vacation.

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How to spend a day in Paris

In Love In Paris

According to popular legend, Paris is the city of love. Every guidebook and popular movie featuring this city has touted it’s love magic for years. I am not going to dispute it, but there are other things in Paris to fall in love with, other than that guy or girl you have been eyeing on the train since you left Amsterdam. There is of course the food. A culinary masterpiece waits around every corner. The French never do anything halfway when it comes to food. Food is life, and life is love. And then there are the amazing sights. It’s not really the kind of city where you would just come for a day, but if you do find yourself here for 24 hours you can certainly find something to see and do.

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The café culture in France

The café culture in France goes back centuries, cafes have always been a gathering place for intellectuals to meet and debate philosophical issues; for the Avant Guarde set to display their works; for artists to compare and exchange ideas and for writers to drown their sorrows over their artistic anguish or melancholy. Even the freedom fighters of the French Revolution and later the French Resistance would meet in cafes to plot their course. In Paris you can find cafes like Café de Flore or Les Deux Magots with name plates indicating where famous cultural figures have sat like Hemingway, Sartre and Picasso. The Café Society, as it was called, developed in the 19th century as a group of “beautiful people”.

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Things to know when you want to camp in France

France is considered to be the land of love. As a result many people wishing to visit France,sees it as
expensive to live in.However, the option of campingmakes it inexpensive for visitors on a low
budget.Fortunately there are more than 11,000 camping sites in the country. This makes it reliable
and efficient for everyone wishing to go camping in France.

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Things to consider when traveling to European countries: Focusing on France

Information about the country
When you talk about France, what comes into mind is the great history and what it has to
offer. This is due the wide range of attractions and sceneries it has to offer. It is considered to
be one of the most visitedcountries in the world. Apart from the amazing attractions, it offers
great foods and drinks. The famous French cuisine is a favorite to visitors who come just to
have a taste of the rich culture. On the other hand it is known to be home to the finest wines
that leave a lasting impression on visitors.Others include the lifestyle and fashion trend that
you will meet in France. Different seasons have their own unique way to entertain the
visitors. The winter season offers visitorswith the winter games. They all take place at the
Pyrenees and Alps. The summer is no different when it comes to sporting events. They are
featured with hot climate which provides the best weather for tourists to visit the beach.

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How to spend your vacation in Paris, France

from paris with loveParis has much to offer when you decide to spend your vacation in this city.It has amazing
restaurants to dine in and attractions like museums.Take a cruise to the Seine River where
you will be treated to an amazing trip on the water. It is a romantic trip which means that you
will be able to enjoy a glass of champagne during the cruise.There are also some of the best
wines in Paris that will leave you wanting for more.

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Things to consider when choosing the best restaurant and hotel in Paris

Budget is paramount when choosing the best restaurant or hotel while in your stay in Paris. In
addition to that, different visitors have different tastes and preferences when it comes to
choosing a hotel or restaurant. In that case you should have prior knowledge of what is being
serviced in a particular hotel or restaurant. This will help you to narrow down the list of the
best choices for hotels and restaurants in Paris.

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How to find your way around Provence

On the coast of the Mediterranean, Provence is one of the most loved cities in France. It is located
on the southern part of France and it is home to the rich history and architectural designs. In
addition to that it has gained much popularity as it neighbors the famous French Riviera.

How do you get to Provence?

You will be treated two various options in terms of traveling on your way to Provence. With the
availability of domestic and international flights, you will be able to travel by airplane. On the other
hand some visitors would prefer to travel by train.

Where to live while in Provence

Accommodation is not a problem once you get to Provence. There are lodgings and hotels to
accommodate any type of budget. In addition to that, guesthouses are available for everyone.

How did Provence come about?

Initially, Provence was a Roman Province. This is evident as there are numerous Roman sights and
sceneries to see and experience. It has a rich history as it was the popes one time seat. The region
has now grown to become one of the most beautiful places in France.

Where to dine once in Provence

A visit to the great restaurants, cafes, bars and bistros, you will be treated to delicious meals and
drinks. The different meals that they have to offer are of varied prices making them affordable for
everyone. Local meals are also available for visitors who want to have a taste of their rich
culture.Some examples of the local foods include the famous basil soup, anchovies and puree among
others.

What is there to see in Provence?

French RivieraThis area is home to Arles, Aix-en Provence and Avignon towns. In these towns you will be able to
see breathe taking buildings, sites and burial grounds among others. You will also take amazing tours and excursions. The French Riviera is near to the Provence. This makes it a favorite to tourists as they will be able to visit the area.

Where to shop

There are numerous shops located in the region. It has a wide range of quality fabric materials to
offer. This will give you the best experience in terms of shopping.