The official language spoken in France is French.
€30 is approx R500
The time zone in France is Central European Standard Time (CET)
A glass of wine is good wherever you go in France, and you'll spend around €3-€5 (approx R50 - R80) for a glass. More of a beer drinker? A pint in a pub/bar in France is about €5 (approx R80) sometimes less.
Oui, oui - this is the time to gorge on crossaints and pastries for as little as €1 (approx R15). Need more sustenance? A basic meal in a French restaurant is around €12 (approx R190).
One-way tickets on public transport in France costs around €1.60 (approx R25), or do as the locals do and hop on a bike, which you can usually arrange at your hostel!
Not feeling the bicycle life? Taxi tariffs start at around €4.50 (approx R70) and they add about €1.80 (approx R30) for every km.
Sharing a dorm room is the perfect way to cut back the costs! In France you can snap one up from anywhere between €18-€30 (approx R290 - R480).
Looking for something a little nicer? A double room in a mid-range hotel in France can vary between €90-€190 (approx R1,450 - R3,070).