Here you will find important tips and useful information for France.
in Euro (EUR)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in euro (EUR)
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
EUR 1 = ~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 0.91 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
+/- 0 h
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Valid ID card or passport expired less than 5 years for stays up to 3 months.
8.30 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.30 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker, breakdown triangle, first-aid kit and spare headlight bulds mandatory.
Since March 1, 2013 motorists must carry a disposable breathalyzer in the car.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
L'acqua di rubinetto è perlopiù potabile.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.
Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.
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