Miscellaneous Travel Information
As in most countries of the European Union, the currency in France is the Euro (the “Euro” sign is €- here denoted as EUR).
Major credit cards are accepted in most stores, restaurants and hotels.
In France you normally "round up" the amount of restaurant bills, by leaving some change on the table.
Tours enjoys a temperate oceanic climate. In July visitors can expect average temperatures of 24 °C during daytime and 13 °C at night. Late July is generally above average for sunshine and storms are not unusual.
Weather Forecast is available here (http://www.meteofrance.com/previsions-meteo-france/tours/37000)
France´s standard time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour.
The electrical power supply in France is 220v, 50 Hz, AC.
You may use type E or C plugs
Tourists are warmly welcomed to the city of Tours and the Loire Valley, which is considered as quiet and very safe. However usual personal safety should be applied.
Furthermore, special security measures have been organized for the safety of everyone in the light of 2015 events.
- Security guards will inspect IDs and bags at the entrance of the Vinci conference centre
- Under no circumstances should bags be left unattended in public places
- Remember to carry an ID with you.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY :
Firefighters And Ambulance: 112