France is the largest central European country, covering 550,000 sq kms. The northeast and west are hilly and the country is bounded southeast by the Jura Mountains and the Alps. Mont Blanc is Europe's highest peak. Fertile plains, covering 60% of the land area, produce a vast variety of produce. The Paris region supports 20% of the population.

The climate is Mediterranean in the south with warm moist winters and hot, dry summers. Maritime in the northwest with little annual temperature range, plentiful rainfall and winter temperatures modified by the Atlantic influence. The climate is continental in the east with summer thunderstorms plentiful. The temperature in Paris varies from 3°C in January to 20°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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