GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. European two-pin plugs are standard.
The official currency of France is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into 100 cents. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.
The international access code for France is +33. Most public telephones accept phone cards, which are available in newsagents. Most hotels add a surcharge to calls, which can be very expensive; the cheapest way to call abroad is often with a phone card from a public telephone or at a post office. The local mobile phone operators use GSM networks and have roaming agreements with most international mobile phone companies. Internet cafes are available in towns throughout France.
|New Years Day||1 Jan||1 Jan|
|Good Friday||18 Apr||3 Apr|
|Easter Sunday||20 Apr||5 Apr|
|Easter Monday||21 Apr||6 Apr|
|Labour Day||1 May||1 May|
|WWII Victory Day||8 May||8 May|
|Ascension Day||29 May||14 May|
|Whit Monday||9 Jun||25 May|
|Bastille Day||14 Jul||14 Jul|
|Assumption of the Virgin Mary||15 Aug||15 Aug|
|All Saints Day||1 Nov||1 Nov|
|Armistice Day||11 Nov||11 Nov|
|Christmas Day||25 Dec||25 Dec|
|St Stephens Day (Alsace)||26 Dec||26 Dec|
Dordogne experiences fairly mild winters and moderate summers, which can be long and very warm at times, making it the best time of year to visit Dordogne and Lot. Average summer daytime highs range from 77°F to 95°F (25°C to 35°C) with occasional storms and showers. Spring and autumn are mild with a higher chance of rain while in late spring heavy rainfall can occur. Winters are generally mild with short periods of cold weather and with frequent rain. The region experiences variations in weather depending on the local area, due to the variable landscape, and things like rainfall and temperature can vary from village to village, making conditions quite unpredictable. No matter what time of year you visit you will probably need a rain jacket. Summer is peak tourism season but many visitors find the off-season pleasant in Dordogne and Lot.
Buses leave every 20 minutes for Toulouse from outside Arrivals.
All major car rental companies are represented at the airport.
Taxis are available outside the terminal building.
There are bars, shops and a restaurant in the terminal. Other facilities include banks, bureaux de change, Internet access, travel agencies and a business centre. Disabled facilities are good; passengers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Six car parks are available at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport. At least the first 15 minutes are free, thereafter rates range between about €5 for the first hour, to about €16.30 per day depending upon proximity to the terminal building.
Wifi is available; airport-related sites can be accessed freely but users wishing to browse other sites will be charged by the hour.