“France Issues Hajj Guide, Media Showing Interest,” from IslamOnline, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
PARIS, December 17, 2005 (IslamOnline.net) — The French Foreign Ministry has issued thousands of brochures on hajj in French and Arabic to make the spiritual journey easier for its Muslim citizens.
The five-page guide contains key advice for the pilgrims during their stay in Saudi Arabia, like avoiding deadly stampedes.
It also features basic information on their legal rights if their travel agents did not meet the announced program.
Some three thousand French pilgrims were left stranded at Saudi airports last year for disorganization and unconfirmed flight reservations by some tour operators.
The faithful can further find in the new guide contacts of the French embassy and consulate in Riyadh and Jeddah respectively for any inconvenience.