To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. -Freya Stark (1893-1993)
[This post was updated in November, 2020]
After more than 18 solo trips to France, I have collected many tips for women who are considering travelling alone in France. While it’s not a new phenomenon to travel by oneself in a foreign country, it is still occasionally looked upon with bewilderment…..that one needs guts to do this.
My travel tips for solo travellers are not usually found on your typical “how-to” lists, but they are “tried and true” tips that have worked quite well for me. They cover safety, tech, dining and other pieces of advice that are, quite frankly, helpful for men and women, first-timers and experienced travellers to France.