The French Government Tourist Office operates a nationwide hot line
exclusively for travel agents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time.
The nationwide number is (202) 293-6173.
France on Call, a public information service, has a new number:
(202) 659-7779. The 900 number has been discontinued.
Following are the FGTO offices in the U.S.:
Chicago: 676 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3360, Chicago 60611; (312)
751-7800; fax (312) 337-6339; e-mail: [email protected]
Los Angeles: 9454 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 715, Beverly Hills,
Calif., 90212; (310) 271-6665; fax (310) 276-2835; e-mail:
New York: 444 Madison Ave., 16th floor, New York 10022; (212)
838-7800; fax (212) 838-7855; e-mail: [email protected]
The French Government Tourist Office provides a wealth of
information for agents, which may be requested through the agent
hot line or any FGTO tourist office.
Focus on France. This newsletter comes out every two months with
a variety of useful news and tips.
France Discovery Guide. Offers detailed information and
France Insiders' News. A quarterly supplement to the Discovery
Guide, it has a new format this year with updates on hotels and
Easy Reference Guide. This guide provides information about more
than 200 tour operators that cover France. An extra section listing
hotel representatives is planned for this year.
Theme Guides. These are available on topics such as golfing,
angling and youth tourism, as well as regional brochures which
include hotel and restaurant listings.
Eastern France Sales Manual. A new one will be out in August.
Brochures for this region highlight food and wine holidays, boating
and cultural heritage.
West France Sales Manual. Includes such popular destinations as
Brittany, Normandy and the Loire Valley.
France for the Jewish Traveler. An invaluable aid in planning
Jewish heritage itineraries.
Each region and department has its own Web site, as do many
museums, hotels and restaurants. A complete listing is available
from the FGTO; the Web address is www.francetourism.com.