When you think of France, what comes to mind? Wine, cheese, and buttery baguettes? Rolling hills filled with vineyards as far as the eye can see? Paris, Normandy, Versailles, Bordeaux, Nice, Lyon – France is chock-full of gorgeous places, exquisite art, intense history, and delicious food. With just a passport, a few Euros, and your Emergency Evacuation and International Medical Insurance, you too can experience one of the most traveled places on Earth. Read on to discover great travel tips for a week-long vacation through France!
Paris, the City of Lights. You could spend an entire year exploring Paris day in and day out, and still not see everything! Between the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, seeing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, the Catacombs, the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacre-Couer, and the Musee d'Orsay, you can jam-pack your trip to Paris with sightseeing your way through all of the best tourist locations. Yes, even these activities require the medical and travel coverage that your United States health insurance will not cover! Let Emergency Evacuation (also known as Medevac insurance) and International Medical Insurance ensure that you enjoy climbing the Eiffel Tower and basking in the sun, rather than stress about whether or not your finances will be strained if you lose your passport or if your luggage disappears or is stolen en route to your hotel.
Make sure you also take advantage of the environment around you – sometimes there is nothing better than sitting in the park with a crusty baguette, a wedge of Brie, and a bottle of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir in their country of origin, or parking yourself at a cafe with a cup of cafe au lait and a croissant, while people-watching or reading a book.
If you have an extra day, take a tour of the Palace of Versailles to experience how Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette lived the good life… until they didn't. If you find yourself with even more time, be sure to rent a car and travel to “the Pink city” of Toulouse, or visit the vineyards of Burgundy or Champagne to learn about wines and other beverages straight from the people who have dedicated their entire lives to their cultivation and creation. Covering your trip with Emergency Evacuation and International Medical Insurance will ensure that your vacation goes as smoothly as possible, even if you get into an accident. With up to $1million in Emergency Evacuation coverage and $500,000 in International Health Insurance, you can travel with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your financial well-being is protected while you experience your “joie de vivre”.
While you are in France, don't forget to sample the cuisine from the home of the Michelin star! Escargot, salad Nicoise, coq au vin, beef bourguignon, and duck confit pair perfectly with those bottles of wine you picked up while navigating the rolling valleys of France's wine country. Round out your meals with desserts consisting of vanilla sables, chocolate mousse, crepes, macarons, delicate soufflés, and all of the cheese you can sample. But through it all, remember that the Emergency Evacuation and International Health Insurance plan you purchased before you left will give you peace of mind that all emergencies and surprises will be taken care of while you are abroad.
Dream, do, discover, and let TravelCare take care of you.