Paris Travel Insurance
Paris, the city of love. Famed first and foremost as the capital of culture, you'll undoubtedly get swept away in the French capital's charm. Whether it's a spontaneous, romantic city break or a week-long holiday, arranging the best travel insurance policy for your personal needs is still as important as ever.
Do I need travel insurance for France?
Tailored around the overall cost of your holiday, you can adjust your policy to incorporate just the right amount of cancellation and baggage cover you require with selecting 1 of 4 cover levels. Depending on how much medical cover you might need for activities or pre-existing medical conditions, having travel insurance in your back pocket could end up saving you a small fortune should something happen to you travelling uninsured.
Why choose Holiday Extras for your Paris travel insurance?
Single trip or annual travel insurance?
If you're a frequent traveller or a Francophile at heart, then why not consider an annual travel insurance policy. On of the biggest perk of booking an annual policy is that it's a huge time saver: with one policy for 12 months, you remove the need to take out a new policy for each trip, which can be expensive and time consuming. Just remember to keep in mind the maximum trip duration of each holiday according to your chosen level of cover:
Eurostar to Paris
There's a long list of why Paris is one of the most amazing places to visit, but its location for Brits is unbeatable. Nestled right in the north west of France within such a close proximity to the UK; you can take a short flight, the ferry or even quicker, the Eurostar only takes just over 2 hours from London St. Pancras to Gare du Nord.
When looking at statistics of travel insurance claims, the overwhelming majority of claims made on policies is under medical cover. Getting ill or having a medical emergency abroad is never on the top of a holidaymaker's list, but unfortunately it does happen from time to time. Without the luxury of free medical care on the NHS, emergency medical care can be incredibly expensive if you travel uninsured. If you need emergency surgery, break a leg, need to be airlifted to the nearest hospital, or repatriated home, it can cost thousands of pounds without insurance — so it's important to be prepared.
We offer policies with up to Unlimited medical cover to accomodate any potentially expensive medical bills. If you have a pre-existing medical condition we offer a discreet, straightforward medical screening process which considers all medical conditions and offers cover for the majority of conditions.
If you're taking your family on the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris then you will need a family travel insurance policy to make sure you and your little ones are safe and sound. We offer family policies that provide cover for 1-2 adults and can insure up to 5 children.
Things to do in Paris
The Eiffel Tower
Without a doubt the most iconic landmark in France, perhaps dare we say, in the world. Fair warning, if you intend to ascend la tour Eiffel during the prime summer months, be expected to be greeted with queues. Truly astonishingly, long queues. You'll undoubtedly see the Eiffel Tower whilst you're walking along the banks of the Seine, but at Holiday Extras we think that it's at its most impressive at night, up-close and personal.
Situated in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, designed by Charles Garnier and home to the Paris Opera, the Palais Garnier is one of the most elaborately adorned buildings in France. Built in the architectural style of the Second Empire, the opera house is perhaps rivalled only by Versailles in its gilded opulence. You might feel acquainted with its famous staircases and chandelier as the direct inspiration for Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera. To have a look around the magnificent building, taking in Chagall's infamous fresco on the ceiling, will set you back around €14 and is free for under 12s.
You might fancy a break from the boulevards and museums, and find yourself pining after something still Parisian but wholly natural. Well then, look no further. The Luxembourg Gardens, or Jardin du Luxembourg, is situated just off the Latin Quarter in the 6th arrondissement of Paris and is absolutely breathtaking.
Notre-Dame de Paris
After the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame is probably the most famous landmark in all of France and the most recognisable cathedral in the world. Nestled in the Île de la Cité, the construction of Notre Dame began in 1163 and has undergone unfortunate damage over the years in the name of restoration and as collateral damage during the French Revolution. Its immense bells and three iconic rose windows have been immortalised more recently in its lifetime through Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Unfortunately, since the fire which broke out on 15 April 2019, Notre Dame is closed to the public until further notice. The fire consumed the centuries-old spire and medieval roof, but luckily spared the rose windows, bell towers and organ.
Paris, France: at a glance
- What is the currency in France? Euro (€)
- How many hours ahead is Paris? 1 hour
- Can you drink the water in Paris? Yes
- What is the emergency number in France? 112 (then dial 17 for police, 18 for fire department).
- What language is spoken in Paris? French
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Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.
The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting; register.fca.org.uk or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority on 0800 111 6768.