France Fact Sheet

France Country Profile

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for France
EmbassyEmbassies and consulates | France (
Entry RequirementsArrival in France
Visa InformationLatest travel and visa advice
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Euro
Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison -- France
Health InformationHealth, healthcare and healthcare mutuals | Campus France
Students with DisabilitiesBeing a student with a disability in France | Campus France
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Country Facts

Capital cityParis
Phone Code+33
Time ZoneUTC+1
Drives onRight
Plug TypesType C, Type E
Drinking WaterSafe to drink
Dominant ReligionChristian (Roman Catholic) between 63 and 66%, Muslim between 7 and 9%, none between 23 and 28%. NB: The French government does not collect data on religious affiliation, and the breakdown is an estimate
Significant Dates

July 14th – Bastille Day