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Health Tourism France

Health Tourism France

France Officially called the Republic of France is a European country. It is a country of Wine, famous Capital “Paris”, which is a attraction for all the newly weds across the world and every couples dream destination, Chateaux of privileged class, revolution and European culture.

 

France is located in Western Europe, bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. It also has overseas territory, which include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Metropolitan France covers 551,500 square kilometres (212,935 sq mi), France possesses a wide variety of landscapes, from coastal plains in the north and west to mountain ranges of the Alps in the southeast, the Massif Central in the south central and Pyrenees in the southwest. France is the 20th most populous country in the world and the third-most populous in Europe with population of f 67.15 million people as of October 2017 and  65 million in metropolitan France. France is also second most populous country in the European Union after Germany .

 

 

France is very liberal country, with mixed demographics. Majority of them are native, but there has been a steady influx of immigrants from Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. Around 40% of current French population is descendent of migrated people in previous century. Religious freedom is also very actively practiced in France. While Christianity is majorly practiced, interesting part is around 40% of people associate themselves with “No Religion”.

 

Being a developed country, Healthcare is provided by government and free of cost. People average life expectancy is among the highest in the world. “New World Disease” like Obesity rate are gaining pace and authorities have mentioned it as a “Main Public Health Issue”.

 

Education in France Free, Secular and Compulsory until the since of 13 years. The education standards are quite high and free provided by government. Due to its education since early 1800’s among masses, the development of the country has been forefront and became 2nd most powerful colonial country after England.

 

France is also the epicentre of European culture with magnificent architecture, and noted contribution in various fields of Art , Literature, Philosophy, Music, Cinema and Fashion. France is called the “Capital of World Fashion”. Food is also a area where France has maintained high standards. Wine and Cheese of France are acclaimed globally and has been attracting food lovers from across the globe. A French publication, the Michelin guide, awards Michelin stars for excellence to a select few establishments. 

 

Capital

Paris is one of most famous Capital in the World. It is a political, cultural and economic centre of France. Paris is not a just Capital of France, it is the soul of France. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europes major centre’s of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.

 

Being most populous city, with an area of 105 square kilometers (41 square miles) and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second-most expensive city in the world. Paris is home to few world’s most visited destinations like Eiffel Tower, Louvre, NOtre Dame De Paris, Arc de Triomphe. Paris received 23 million visitors in 2017, measured by hotel stays, with the largest numbers of foreign visitors coming from the United States, the UK, Germany and China. 

 

Other Major Cities in France are - 

  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Toulouse.
  • Bordeaux.
  • Nice

Major Tourism attractions in

France is among the most visited country in the world. In year 2017, 23.6 million international  tourist visited France, which in year 2018 is expected to grow by 4.4%.  By 2028, international tourist arrivals are forecast to total 118,613,000, generating expenditure of EUR 64.8bn, an increase of 3.4% pa. The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP was EUR82.7bn (USD93.9bn), 3.6% of total

GDP in 2017 and is forecast to rise by 2.9% in 2018, and to rise by 2.1% pa, from 2018-2028, to EUR 104.3bn

(USD118.4bn), 4.0% of total GDP in 2028. In 2017, the total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry was 10.0% of total employment (2,830,500 jobs). This is expected to rise by 1.5% in 2018 to 2,873,000 jobs and rise by 1.4% pa to 3,304,000 jobs in 2028 (11.2% of total).

 

Top Tourists Destinations are : - 

  1. Eiffel Tower - This does not need any introduction.It is among the most visited destination of the France and among the world.
  2. St Tropez - Famous for beach, old village.Now a place for rich and fancy.The beaches are popular with scantily clad sunbathers, while others come for windsurfing, sailing, motorized water sports and yachting.
  3. Chamonix Valley - It is one of the oldest resort town in France. It is heaven for mountaineering and mountain bikers. Riding a cable car through the mountains is popular in the summer as well.
  4. Palace of Versailles - known for the Hall of Mirrors and beautiful gardens.
  5. Mont Saint Micheal - Small island located off the coast of Normandy. Norman Benedictine Abbey of St Michel is main attaction standing on the peak.
  6. Gorge du Verdon - Located between Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, it is one of the most beautiful canyons.
  7. Château de Chambord - it was built in 1540 by the King François I, to hunt in nearby forests.But here only less than 40 days. It has now become a major tourist attraction.
  8. Palais des Papes -  A spectacular Gothic architecture.
  9. Dune of Pyla - Tallest sand dune in Europe. 
  10. Cite de Carcassonne -  A historic fortified city. 
  11. Palace of Fontainebleau - One of the largest French royal chateaux.  The complex is filled with ornate buildings that have even more ornate interiors.
  12. Bordeaux -  Heaven for wine lovers, best red wines are produced in the place. 
  13. Annecy - A medieval town, famous for small canals and streams running between the town. The most interesting part is that the water is clean and fresh. Palais de l’Isle, which stands in the middle of the canal, is among the top attractions.
  14. Promenade des Anglais - It is a walkway located in Nice town. It is most famous for beach goers, skateboarders and in line skaters. 
  15. Strasbourg -  A medieval town, stil in its medieval architecture and buildings.Filled with cobblestone streets and timber buildings and the canal.
  16. Étretat Cliffs  
  17. Bonifacio - A old town located near the cliffs of island of Corsica.
  18. Val d’Isère - Popular ski resort in southeastern France. A major attraction for Ski lovers.
  19. Cannes - Cannes Film Festival.
  20. Epernay - Capital of Champagne. 

Airline Service

Air France is the French Flag Carrier. It is one of the most reputed and have a distinct name in airlines business. It serves 201 destinations across the World. it flies to 36 domestic destinations and 168 international destinations in 93 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France)across 6 continents.Air France also have a subsidiary called HOP. Hub information. • Charles de Gaulle Airport: Air Frances intercontinental and biggest hub, with 335 daily departures. It is also a hub for Air Frances subsidiary HOP!. • Orly Airport: Air Frances second biggest hub serving 40 destinations around the world, it is also a hub for Air Frances subsidiary HOP!. Long-haul flights are mainly operated to destinations in French overseas departments. • Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport: Air Frances third biggest hub serving 37 destinations in France and Europe, also a hub for Air Frances subsidiary HOP!. • Marseille Provence Airport: This is Air Frances newest hub as part of its offensive in the French regions. It serves 30 destinations in France, Europe and Africa. • Nice Côte dAzur Airport: Air France flies to four destinations from Nice. • Toulouse-Blagnac Airport: Air France flies to 14 destinations from Toulouse.

Major international Airports

  • Nice Côte dAzur Airport.
    1. Address: Rue Costes et Bellonte, 06206 Nice, France.
    2. Code: NCE.
    3. Phone: +33 820 42 33 33.
  • Charles de Gaulle Airport. 
    1. Address: 95700 Roissy-en-France, France.
    2. Code: CDG.
    3. Phone: +33 1 70 36 39 50.
  • La Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport
    1. Address: 31 Route du Canadel, 83310 La Mole, France.
    2. Code: LTT.
    3. Phone: +33 4 94 54 76 40.

 

CALL CENTERS ABROAD

  • Austria - (0043) (1) 50 22 22 400.
  • Belgium - (070) 222 466.
  • Brazil - + 55 21 32 12 18 86.
  • Canada - (1) 800 375 8723.
  • China - (86) 4008 808 808.
  • Germany - 01 80 5 830 830.
  • India - 1800 1800 033.
  • Ireland - 0818 776 057.
  • Italy - 892 057.
  • Luxembourg - 35 22 730 2006.
  • Morocco - (212) (0) 22 43 18 18.
  • Norway - 235 02001.
  • Poland - (48) 22 556 64 00.
  • Portugal - 707 202 800.
  • South Africa - 011 523-8001.
  • Spain - 902 20 70 90.
  • Switzerland - 0848 747 100.
  • UK - From UK: 0871 66 33 777 / To UK: 0207 660 0337.
  • USA - (1) 800 237 27 47.

Public Holidays

  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Victory Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Sunday
  • Whit Monday
  • Bastille Day
  • Assumption Day
  • All Saints Day
  • Armistice Day
  • Christmas Day
  • St Stephens Day 

Medical tourism

Healthcare in France is advanced and free for natives/French Citizens. Medical treatments are very costly and high quality. Europeans usually have insurances to cover the medical treatment costs. French Citizens prefer India as a destination for medical treatments for beauty enhancement procedures and surgeries.    

Indian Embassy

High Commission of India, Paris, France

 Address: 13-15 rue Alfred Dehodencq, 75016 – Paris, France

 Telephone: +33-1-40507070 / 405

 Email: cons.paris@mea.gov.in

 Website: www.ambinde.fr/

 Working Hours: 0900 to 1730 hrs (Monday to Friday)

 

  Climate of France

Three types of climate may be found within France: oceanic, continental, and Mediterranean. The oceanic climate, prevailing in the western parts of the country, is one of small temperature range, ample rainfall, cool summers, and cool but seldom very cold winters.

  Language of France

French

  Currency

The unit of Currency of France is EURO being a part of Eurozone. Denomination used are - 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros. Coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes, and 1 and 2 euros. Visitors to France have three options fo



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