How frequent are the RER trains from CDG to Gare du Nord ?

They run about every 10 - 15 minutes, but the frequency depends on the time of day travelling and the day of the week.

What time zone is France in?

France’s time zone is GMT+1. This is adjusted to GMT+2 between the end of March and the end of October. So, in real terms, that means that the time in France is 5 hours ahead of New York and 8 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Can I speak english in France?

In France the official language is French. All over France and particularly in areas popular with tourists many people are able to speak English. So, English speakers in France will have no problem enjoying their holiday. However, although many French people speak very good English, they are proud of their own language and appreciate it when visitors make an effort.

To tip or not to tip?

In France all prices include service and taxes, with approximately 15% of the price corresponding to the service. However, if the waiter or waitress has been especially attentive, you can leave him or her a tip to show your appreciation. Around 5 to 10% of the bill is usual.

What is the weather like?

During the spring and summer months, Paris can quite enjoyable, while basking in the Parisian sun in one of the many parks. During the fall and winter, the temperature can drop drastically, and there can be strong winds. So it is advisable to have gloves/mittens, and a hat or something else to cover your ears.

What is the currency used in France?

The currency used in France is the Euro. Since 2002 the Euro has been the currency of 12 countries in Europe, including Germany, Italy and Spain.

What is French cuisine?

French cuisine is famous the world over. Traditional French food includes dishes like cassoulet ( a slow-cooked bean stew with juicy pieces of duck and pork sausage), coq au vin (chicken cooked in red wine) or just a simple steak au poivre avec des frites (peppered steak with French fries).

How much is a baguette in France?

the average bageutte costs .90 euros ($1.40). Although, if you go to a fancy bakery, you could end up paying at much at 1.10 euros.