France

What springs to mind when you think of France? Undoubtedly fine food, wine, cheese, fashion, culture and surely a touch of chic Parisian je ne sais quoi?
France has always been a centre of culture and the arts, and the country has a wealth of monuments, museums and architectural wonders just waiting to be explored, from Monet's house at Giverny with its famous lily pond, to the vast collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris which would supposedly take two weeks to visit in its entirety.

France is dotted with magnificent chateaux, many of which are in wine-producing regions such as the Loire Valley, Champagne, Bordeaux and Bourgogne.

In addition to the museums and galleries, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy some of the outstanding performing arts events taking place, including opera, ballet, theatre and modern dance.

From stunning sandy beaches to snowy Alpine resorts, from glitzy San Tropez to pictuesque Mont Saint-Michel, there is something for everyone in the land of joie de vivre.

A stay in Paris, the "city of love", is an unforgettable experience: explore the winding streets of Montmartre and the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, tackle the shops on the Champs Elysées and get into the French lifestyle as you sit at a pavement cafe watching the world go by.

Places in France

This region is made up of the Rhône and Drôme departments, each watered by a river of that name. The landscape of this area va...

With sandy beaches, pine forests, and a fine crop of churches and museums, the Poitou-Charente area is a holiday haven. This r...

The North of France may not be as sunny as the south, but it is renowned for the warmth and friendliness of its inhabitants. D...

The rolling green countryside of Normandy is ideal for dairy farming and apple orchards, which is why Normandy produces cider,...

The Loire Valley is known as the “garden of France”, and it was in these rolling green hills that the kings of France chose to...

Stretching from the Spanish border to the Rhone valley, this region is blessed with a varied and beautiful landscape. You’ll f...

The Jura region is named after the Jura mountains, a small mountain range just north of the Alps, which also gave its name to...

The prosperous region of Ile-de-France is, of course, dominated by the shimmering wonders of Paris, that grea...

The French Riviera or Côte d’Azure has long been the playground of the rich and famous. However, far from the “bling” of Monac...

The French Alps region is of course one of the most popular regions in the world for wintersports, with its endless opportunit...

Everyone has heard of Champagne, thanks to the most revered of all sparkling wines. However not everyone is familiar with the...

From the wide open landscapes of the Morvan hills and lakes to the fertile plains of the famous vineyards of the south, there...

Imagine rose-hued rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, rolling green hills peppered with dolmens - ancient burial stones - and a sky s...

A region of mountains and forests, hills and valleys, the Auvergne region is one of France’s best-kept secrets. The area is kn...

The land of Cyrano de Bergerac (and his famously large nose), of foie gras and truffles, and - perhaps above all - of fabulous...

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