France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with more than 80 million international visitors per year. With one of the richest cultural histories of any country, France is full to brimming with landmarks and tourist attractions in the major cities as well as the countryside.
Renowned for food, fashion and art, visitors can enjoy everything from water sports on golden beaches to skiing atop mountainous peaks on the Alps. Wonderfully diverse cultural experiences are on offer in the capital Paris, where tourists can indulge in all that France has to offer.
The autoroute, the French equivalent of a motorway or freeway, is mainly linked by a toll road. You will be provided with an entrance ticket, which, if you lose, you will be charged for by the distance you have travelled between tolls along with an additional fee.
Coins and credit cards can be used to pay the toll fees, though only credit cards with the correct transponders may be used (these can be purchases from Sanef in the UK).
Unless the road is marked otherwise, drivers give way to any vehicle coming from the right. This differs from the roundabout rules; drivers on the outside of the roundabout must yield to those on the inside.