Travel Info

France attracts millions of tourists every year and is the world's cultural metropolitan with its rich culture, classic literature, artistic films, unique paintings and enormous architecture. The country offers a great multicultural study experiences, bring together cultures from all over the world.  Students appreciate the beautiful, developed cities and the great variety of social life available.



France is located in the western end of Europe. The northeast belongs to the continental climate, i.e. hot in summer and cold in winter. The southern belongs to the Mediterranean climate with less rainfall in summer.

Spring: Long sleeve shirt, sweater, jacket
Summer: Short sleeve shirt, shorts are not appropriate when visiting churches
Autumn: Long sleeve shirt, sweater, jacket with umbrella
Winter: Coats, scarves, gloves. The temperature would drop under 0°C.


The official language in France is French. But they also speak English.

Power Plug
Type E: The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Time Difference
Summer time (late April - early October):  6 hours behind Hong Kong
Winter time (late October - early April):  7 hours behind Hong Kong

Currency and Exchange Rate
The EUR is used here and notes come in denominations of €5, €10, €5, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.
100 HKD = Around 10.5 EUR

Visa Information
Holders of HKSAR passport or BNO passport (with at least 6 months of validity) can enter France without visa. Holders of HKSAR passport can stay up to 90 days.

Useful Numbers 
Police, Fire & Ambulance 112

Funny Facts about France
i) France is by far the most popular tourist destination in the world.
ii) In France, eggs are brown. 
iii) France is the larget country in the EU.