This section on travel advice has been provided to give you some practical and useful travel information for your French Holidays in the South of France. It contains up to date information and traveller advice for your French Holidays in Aude specifically and Languedoc-Rousillon generally, it pays to know what your travel requirements are before leaving home.
In this section you'll find information and tips about what you need to do before setting off on holiday, how to get to Languedoc-Roussillon, how to find stop-over hotels and ferries, how to travel by car, train or air with lists of all the budget airlines that service Languedoc-Roussillon. There are useful hints on topics such as driving in France and in particular advice on what car equipment you must have with you when driving in France. There is advice on travel insurance, where to find out what the weather is doing in the Languedoc - Roussillon region and regional information about the departments that make up Languedoc-Roussillon. All in all a comprehensive and useful source of French travel advice.
Travel Check List
This travel check list is intended to be a minimum requirements list for your travel visit to France and is by no means exhaustive. There will be items specific to your needs that may not be included so take some time to stop and think about what you need to take, personal medication is a good example and raises the point of making sure that you carry your medication in the original packaging and if possible with a copy of your prescription so that you can prove what the medication is and that its for your personal use.
It is essential that you take out travel insurance to protect both yourself and the members of your family to give you peace of mind that you will not incur expensive medical bills in the event of a medical emergency or illness. This cover should be supplemented with a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which has replaced the E111 form and can be obtained online, see ehic.org.uk
Many of the airlines whether they are low cost airlines or mainline airlines make the taking out of travel insurance a mandatory requirement for using their services, you may also find a number of holiday packages that also insist on travel insurance and at the end of the day it is just good common sense to take out travel insurance given the low cost of the insurance versus the potential benefits it offers in the event of an emergency abroad. You will find that this recommendation is also included in the UK foreign office travel advice pages.
In order to obtain the necessary travel insurance you can select from the following websites each of which allow you to purchase travel insurance on line to meet your needs. For anyone with pre-existing medical conditions take a look at Insurance Choice, they can cover all conditions and have no age limits.
It is worth thinking about how much money you are going to need on your vacation. Ferry ports and airports offer you currency exchange services as do the banks, but not always at the best rates. So it is well worth planning what you are going to need up front and look to get the best deal before it becomes a last minute rush.
A popular way to secure funds for travelling abroad that is now much more readily available and convenient, is to use a pre-paid top up card for your Travel Cash. Note the familiar MasterCard symbol which means that you should have no problem accessing your cash wherever you are in Europe. If you still prefer something a little more traditional then you can also order your currency for Home Delivery after requesting a quick quote online.
You should also be aware that when using your credit cards, typically you will not know what rate you are getting or what the additional charges are until you receive your statement.
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