France

France Travel Guide

The island is monopolized by normal, regular French people of average means in the normal, regular business of being on holiday: riding bikes, picnicking, swimming (even though the water never averages more than 64 degrees), buying honey at the market, wearing out the plastic cafe furniture.

Decades of fads and trends haven’t changed this old-fashioned, working-class dance hall much.

Where: Crossing the Tarn Valley in the Massif Central, near Millau in southern France.

 

Stats: 8,100 feet (less than two miles) long; cars travel 885 feet above sea level, but the highest point on the bridge is 1,125 feet.

 

The Charles de Gaulle airport offers mobile phone vending machines in Terminal 2. Purchase a ready-to-use Bic mobile phone with a prepaid SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from Orange France (one of France's largest network operators) for anywhere from $27 to $55.

Colorful Provençal ceramics, objects for the garden, lotions, and scented candles make ideal gifts for the folks back home.

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