There is no doubt that France is one of the most disappointing tourist destinations in the world. It got everything from the beautiful streets of Paris to the lush, country of green wine to glamorous beaches to the snow-capped Alps to Disneyland and much more. France is also a great destination for older travelers with all sorts of great discounts and cost savings across the country. Here are our top tips for traveling in France.
Save on train travel. France has one of the most extensive rail networks in the world – you can get it from almost anywhere in the country. SNCF (French State Railway Company) Carte Senior gives them over 60 years of age on all train trips 25% -50% off, even if you book in advance throughout the year. The card also receives a 30% discount on rail travel to 22 other European countries. What's more, save more if you pay and pay for your rail crossing before leaving your country.
See all the great museums. Many French museums and monuments will offer discounts for senior travelers, in some cases up to 40%. Some sites offer discounts starting at age 65, but if you are over 60, always remember to ask just the same and bring your own ID or other identification if they ask you to prove your age. The Louvre has a 6 € large entrance on special Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 9pm. On the 45th
Bring a phrase. Although tourist destinations, restaurants and hotels around Paris will have English-speaking staff, if you can move further to France you may have some difficulty. But between some of your basic French phrases and at least some native English language skills, you should be able to confuse. I have lived in regional France for a while, and they love the Australians. Before saying anything I would speak French "I & # 39; Sorry, I'm from Australia, I don't speak French. ” Learn to say it in French, they will love you for it.
Swap homes. It may not fit much of the press, but cunning travelers have been saving tons of money for decades by exchanging one for their home. HomeExchange.com: It has 29,000 homes worldwide, including France. You never know you could end up in a Bordeaux castle for a song.
Watch the world go by. One of the favorite activities of the French is to sit at a cafe and discuss the day's affairs around coffee. Try this for yourself, and you are sure to get a wonderful scent of the local atmosphere, no matter where you are in France. This is one of my favorite activities. Choose a place that is frequented by locals, and it will cost you arms and legs.
Fly around France cheaply. Air France offers 10% discount for domestic flights to seniors. The airline also offers 10% discount to over 62 people on selected international flights. Be sure to ask when you book.
Stay safe. Recently users of the popular Tripadvisor site recently voted Paris as the world's fifth most populous city, so watch your valuables in the City of Lights – alas, I can guarantee this first hand