General travelling information about France

General travelling information about France
  • Language is French, most people are able to speak English.
  • Climate: the weather in June is slightly dry with rain now and again. The average temperature in Bordeaux in June is warm: average 18°C (64°F), with min/max from 12-24°C (54-75°F). The number of wet days in June is 11, with 8 hours of sunlight per day in average.
  • Time zone : GMT + 2 hours
  • Water : tap water is safe for drinking
  • Electricity : 220V  plug for electric connection
  • Currency: France’ currency is the Euro (€).
  • Emergency services: 112 (European emergency phone number). Most pharmacies are opened during normal trading hours (9-19H).
  • Shops: most shops are open from 9.30 to 19.30H, from Monday to Saturday. Most shops close on Sunday. All major credit cards are generally accepted, but it is not possible to pay with foreign banknotes.