France – Beautiful Cities, Wonderful Landscapes and Fantastic Healthcare.
You may have heard about some of the delights France has to offer visitors. Beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, amazing wine regions, the bright lights of Paris. But did you know that France is also becoming known for its medical Tourism? It’s a destination which offers Medical Tourists not only a fantastic vacation but also premium healthcare opportunities.
Why Choose France for travel and Treatment?
There’s a reason France is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. There really is a vacation to suit everyone. And now you can combine a great holiday with first-rate medical treatment. France’s many regions each offer visitors a different experience, from the beautiful wine country in Aquitaine, snowy mountains in the Rhone-Alps, wonderful beaches in the Riviera Cote d’Azur and the expansive landscape of Bourgogne. Or if its city light you prefer, why not enjoy the adventures Paris has to offer, the stunning architecture of Lyon or the gastronomic delights waiting for you in Dijon? Choosing France as your Medical Tourism destination means enjoying all the country has to offer visitors as well as having your medical treatment in one of Frances many world class facilities knowing that you will not have to compromise on quality or comfort.
Medical Facilities in France
France has universal healthcare for all and in 2005, the World Health Organization found that France provided the ‘best overall healthcare’ in the world. Practice guidelines and recommendations are the responsibility of The National Agency for Accreditation and Health Care Evaluation and medical facilities and staff are required to uphold their terms. The cost of treatment in France compared to the cost in other Western European countries or the USA can be up to 30-50% lower. French healthcare is known for its high standard of accredited facilities so the lower cost of travelling to France for healthcare does not mean having to compromise on treatment quality. Popular procedure areas in France for Medical Tourists include cosmetic surgery, orthopaedics and beauty treatments.
French Hospitals and International Standards of Care
Hospitals in France are known for their high standards and both Private and Public facilities offer exceptional quality of care. All hospitals in France must follow strict guidelines including having a compulsory emergency department (apart from speciality centers) and at least two operating rooms and must uphold international standards of care. These standards are rigidly overseen by The National Agency for Accreditation and Health Care Evaluation Doctors train for eight years and surgeons train for a further four. All doctors must be registered and must, by law, take part in ongoing professional education to maintain their knowledge.
Convalescence in France
Frances urban areas offer many distractions for the convalescing patient and many hours can be whiled away sipping coffee and people watching at a sidewalk cafe. For those who wish to travel out of the city for their recuperation, France has beautiful coastlines with a multitude of beaches perfect for sunbathing. For adventurous types, there’s mountain skiing, countryside bike riding and water sports at many beach resorts. If it’s a gastronomic treat patients are after post-treatment, France is known for its food and amazing meals can be found everywhere from tiny village bistros to 3 star luxury restaurants. France also boasts many Spas and Fitness centers around the country perfect for unwinding after treatment. Many Medical Facilitators can offer travellers a complete package which can include travel, accommodation, transport, sight-seeing tours and aftercare options.
France Travel Information
Due to its close proximity, France is a popular destination for European medical tourists especially UK patients. But those travelling from further afield will have been glad to have made the journey. Many airlines service all French regions internationally. Many doctors and other medical staff speak English and numerous Medical Providers offer translation services if this is not the case so language barriers should not be a problem. There is accommodation to suit every budget in France, from luxury hotels to homely B&Bs. Finding accommodation in France is easy as even the smallest villages usually have hotel options. Visas are not required to enter France for citizens of many countries including visitors from the US, Canada, Austalia and the European Union.
France Quick Facts
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Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE),
Marseille Provence Airport (MRS),
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS),
Toulouse - Blagnac Airport (TLS)
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