How and where to go on holiday with your dog in France

France is undoubtedly one of the most popular European destinations for tourists from all over the world, including Italians. The most popular destination is certainly Paris, the romantic capital with its iconic Eiffel Tower.

You can't miss a visit to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, and maybe a trip out of town to Versailles, but unfortunately dogs do not have access to them.

Another popular destination is Marseille, located along the marvelous Côte d'Azur, along with Nice and Saint-Tropez or the incredible Corsica. Inland there are instead Lyon, Rennes, Toulouse and Bordeaux.

Going on holiday with your dog to France, can offer the possibility to bring your own four-legged friend running in the great gardens of the Louvre in Paris or parks surrounding the castles of the Loire, the lavender fields in Provence or on the magic ones super dog friendly Normandy beaches. In this country located in the northwest of Italy, in fact, there are many splendid views of nature, all different from each other. As for the French climate, it varies from area to area, even if the harsh winters only characterize the northern regions. In all other areas, you can enjoy beautiful sunny days throughout the year.

Dog documents

A valid one is required to travel to France with a dog pet passport European Union and the anti-rabies vaccination is mandatory to obtain it, carried out at least 21 days before departure or in any case for less than a year. In addition, the anti-flea, worm and tick treatment must be reported in the passport, which must have been applied 5 to 1 day before entering the country. Animals must also have an identification tattoo or a microchip.


In France, 230V, 50Hz Type C and Type E sockets are used.


The currency in France is the Euro.


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Emergency numbers

Emergency Center Number 112
Police 112 or 17
Ambulance 112 o15
Fire fighters 112 or 18
Lost children 116 000
Maritime rescue 196

Transport for the dog

By train with a dog in France

In France dogs have access to all trains paying a premium of about 25% of that of your human for the same route and class. It is possible to buy tickets only in railway stations, at self-service stations or in affiliated travel agencies. Up to 6 kg with the TGV from Milan to Paris travel for free

In the car with a dog in France

In the car the dog in France has the same European rules as in other countries, it must stay or behind a net or inside a pet carrier appropriate. For medium / large dogs traveling without a carrier is the use of an approved seat belt is mandatory per car.

Buses and subways

Urban public transport is much less accessible to dogs and is only allowed if they are under 6 kg and must be carried in your arms or in a pet carrier. In reality, the regulation of the Paris metro states to admit them by paying a full ticket, but access is always and in any case at the discretion of the subway surveillance staff.

Dog friendly ferries and boats in France

There are several French shipping companies that allow animals.