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Tourist office Val d’Amboise
Quai du général de Gaulle - Amboise
Tel 02 47 57 09 28
www.amboise-valdeloire.com


Tourist office Blois
Pays de Chambord, 23 – Blois
Tel. 02 54 90 41 41
www.bloispaysdechambord.com


Tourist office Orleans
Place de l'Etape, 2 - Orleans
Tel. 02 38 24 05 05
www.tourisme-orleans.com


Tourist office Tours
Rue Bernard Palissy, 78-82  - TOURS
Tel 02 47 70 37 37
www.tours-tourisme.fr

Currency
The official currency in use is Euro (€)

Opening times:
Commercial services in France are generally open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 13.00 pm, and from 15 pm to 19 pm, with the exception of the larger malls and supermarkets in big cities, which stay open all day. Many shops remain closed on Monday and Sunday, with the exception of food retailers.

International code
0033 to call France from abroad

Required documents
Identity card for UE citizens

Public holidays
Calendar of national festivities:
1st January
Easter and Easter Monday
1st May: Labour Day
8th May: Victoire 1945 (Liberation)
Ascension: 40 days after Easter
Pentecostal day: seventh Sunday after Easter
14th July: Take of the Bastille, National Feast
15th August: Assumption of the Virgin
1st November: All Saints
11th November: Remembrance day
8th December: Immaculate Conception
25th December: Christmas


Time zone
+ 1 h GMT

Weighs and measures
The official system in use is the metric system. All measure units (weight, distances exc..) are sized according to this system.

Language
Official language is French

Emergency numbers
Police 17
Firemen 18
Ambulance 15
European number for emergencies 112