Passport & Visa
British and other EU nationals require a full valid passport, other nationals are advised to contact:
Embassy of France
London SW1x 7JT
Tel:(00 44 (0)207 2011000)
Fax:(00 44 (0)207 2011004)
Vaccinations – None required, but please check with your GP or visit www.dh.gov.uk
Currency - The currency is the euro (€) – there are seven banknotes: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500, and eight coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent and €1 and €2. ATM’s (cash machines) are generally available in most tourist areas, but ask your British bank about withdrawal charges, as these can be heavy, especially if you withdraw only a small amount of cash. Travellers’ cheques are still the safest way to carry money and can be obtained in sterling or euro denominations. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops in the tourist areas. Remember to make a record of your credit card or travellers cheques numbers and the emergency phone number for cancelling your card or cheques, should you need to.
Local time - GMT + 1
Office de Tourisme, 33 Place Arthur Boudin, is at the entrance to the port area as you arrive from the Pont de Normandie
Maison de la France
French Government Tourist Office
London W1V 0AL
The Bayeux Tourist Office is located on the corner of the rue Foch and the rue St-Jean, Pont Saint-Jean.
British Consulate – There is a British Consulate in Le Havre, click here to visit the website.
Mobile Phones – For details of roaming implications, please contact your service provider
Personal Safety, please note the following:
- Leave all valuables, passports, tickets, credit cards and money etc in the hotel safe; only carry with you what you need for that day.
- Be aware of pickpockets, especially in tourist areas, on public transport, markets etc.
- When leaving a car, do not leave anything visible.
- If anything is stolen, please ensure you receive a police report.
For further detailed information on specific destinations, please visit the Foreign Office website: