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Useful addresses

New York

Consulate General of France
934 Fifth Avenue
(between 74th and 75th Streets)
New York, NY 10021
Tel.: 212 606-3600
Fax: 212 606-3620

London

Consulate General of France
6A Cromwell Place
P.O. Box 57
London, SW7 2EW E-mail: visas.londres-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Tel.: 020 7073 1250
Visa information line (24h): 09065 508 940 ( 1/min.)

Climate and best time to travel

Normandy's climate is warm with a fair amount of annual rainfall. The average daytime high during the summer months of May to August is 27C, while the weather during the winter months from November to March is relatively mild. August is the hottest month of the year and January is generally the coldest. The weather is extremely changeable, with four seasons frequently making a showing in one day. As the main attractions of the region are historical and militaristic Normandy can be considered a year-round destination for tourists. For those who want to avoid the crowds May (spring) is a good time to visit Normandy, as is September (autumn).

Money

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There are ATMs everywhere; credit cards can be used in most places. France's currency is the Euro.

If you know in advance which places you're going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's where you can use your MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa to withdraw money.

Plan your trip to France online

Through online reservation systems like À la Carte Vacations you can book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and holiday houses. You can build a fly-drive itinerary with maximum flexibility, book a flight plus a hotel hotel for a night or weekend. Without the limitations of package deals from travel organisations and most times for a much better price.

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