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One of the world’s most visited countries, France is for culture vultures, foodies, wine enthusiasts, history buffs, shopaholics, beach lovers, and more. With its diverse topography, from vineyard covered hills to soaring mountains and white sandy beaches, there’s truly something for everyone.
Paris offers enough for a lifetime alone – visitors can enjoy world-class museums, iconic monuments, fashion boutiques, fine dining and sophisticated nightlife, but there are many other magnificent cities, charming small towns and hilltop villages, along with a countryside dotted with chateaus and castles.
French fare is arguably the best in the world, whether in small-town bistros or Michelin-starred restaurants – it’s one of the major attractions here, along with the wine. French wines are some of the finest you can enjoy anywhere, and there are countless magnificent wine estates for touring and tasting. Just a few of the top spots you won’t want to miss include the City of Lights, for the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, nearby Versailles Palace, and the romantic atmosphere.
Along the French Riviera you’ll find white sandy beaches and a cosmopolitan air, along with Cannes, which draws many A-list celebrities to its film festival every year. Explore Lyon, the world’s culinary capital, which also boasts a Roman amphitheatre and other 2,000-year-old remnants, and Provence, with its landscapes stretching from the Southern Alps near Italy to the Mediterranean coast, with its olive groves, pine forests, and lavender fields in between. Just outside Avignon is the Roman-built Pont du Gard, with the river below ideal for swimming.
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Trips to France
Paris4 NightsFrom $1,917 PPThe perfect Paris tour for those with limited time who want to make the most of it, exploring the to...
Paris, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Nice11 NightsFrom $3,833 PPThe ideal trip for art and food lovers covers everything from iconic attractions to wine estates, co...
Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice13 NightsFrom $4,175 PPSpend 14 days and 13 nights on a relax trip covering it all with a focus on food, wine and culture
Paris، Bordeaux7 NightsFrom $2,363 PPDiscover the best of food, wine, culture and more in Paris and Bordeaux with hand-picked accommodati...
Paris, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon8 NightsFrom $2,613 PPEnjoying an enchanting 9-day, 8-night tour focused on French art and food in Paris and Provence with...
Paris, Bordeaux, Loire Valley9 NightsFrom $2,718 PPEnjoy the best of French gastronomy, wine and history on a 10-days exploration of some of the most e...
Paris, Avignon, Nice9 NightsFrom $3,136 PPDiscover everything from iconic landmarks and ancient history to fine wines on this magical journey ...
Paris, Florence, Rome10 NightsFrom $3,275 PPThis enchanting tour oozes with romance, covering the best of art, history, food and wine in Paris, ...
Where to visit in France
Our travel experts have collated their top recommendations of where to visit in France.
The so-called “City of Lights,” oozes romance, but it’s a destination for every type of traveler, which is why it’s long-been the world’s No. 1 tourist destination. Visitors can enjoy rich culture, fashion, fine fare, magnificent architecture, world-class museums and more, while exploring atmospheric streets. Soak it up at a café while nibbling on cheese paired with French wine, or a pastry with a café au lait. Don’t miss visiting the top of the Eiffel Tower for a panorama of it all from above, or exploring the Louvre, the world’s largest museum, home to da Vinci’s Mona Lisa among many other artistic treasures.
The largest city in the French Riviera, and its unofficial capital, Nice is known for its year-round sunshine, beaches, thriving food scene, and plenty of glitz and glamour. While many come to enjoy the pristine white sands edged by the brilliant blue of the Mediterranean Sea, visitors can also enjoy shopping outdoor markets with produce, including fresh figs (a must-try), spices, flowers and antiques. Climb the steps of the Colline du Chateau to discover a stunning vista at the top, enjoy strolling the Promenade des Anglais with its gorgeous beach and water views, and discover iconic French fragrancies in perfumeries.
Many consider Lyon to be the world’s gastronomy capital, a must for foodies and anyone with an appetite. It’s filled with top-notch for all budgets, and, as it sits in the heart of the Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone wine regions, many of its eateries offer menus featuring fantastic wines. Beyond that, you’ll find history to explore with Roman ruins and centuries-old churches, along with highlights like the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Musee Gallo-Romain de lyon-Fourviere, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Lyon and Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif.
Set along the Provencal coast, Marseille is a multicultural port city that rises above the sandy beaches of the Côte d’Azure. It offers plenty of excitement and a rich, 2,000-year-old history dating back to classical Greece with Vieux Port (old port) its vibrant heart, filled with pleasure boats and yachts. Just uphill is the oldest section of the city, the Le Panier neighborhood, well-worth exploring. Take in the old-world charm of the opera house, the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, the history museum (Musee d’Histoire de Marseille) and the lively promenade with its 18th-century warehouses converted into cafes and bars.
Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine regions in France and more than half the city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, bringing lots of opportunities to delve into history and architecture too, including the 1780 Grand Theatre with its Corinthian columns. Wine touring and tasting here is a must, but you’ll find many gourmet eateries with wine lists focusing on the nearby vineyards too. Its popular Capuchin Farmer’s Market is where chefs come for their ingredients, and you’ll find lots of locals doing their shopping here too, with colorful stalls filled with produce, meats, fish, breads, pastries, and cheeses.
Jam-packed with grand architecture and fascinating history, Avignon is an ideal sightseeing destination in the South of France. If you’re here in July, you can experience the famous theater festival. Some of the must-visit places include the gardens at Roucher des Doms and the huge Palais des Papes, or Pope’s Palace. In the 14th-century, this was the seat of Catholic popes and it remained under papal rule until 1791 when it became part of France. Surrounded by medieval stone ramparts, it’s the largest Gothic palace in history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located near the eastern border of Germany, Strasbourg offers an interesting mix with its medieval past and progressive future. It boasts a dazzling Gothic cathedral and winding alleyways lined with crooked half-timbered homes that look as if they’re part of a Grimm fairytale. Enjoy indulging in delicious meals at canal-side Alsatian taverns in Petite France, its most romantic and picturesque district and explore the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Visit in Christmas to enjoyed the series of themed Christmas villages that transform the city into a holiday wonderland.
A great base for exploring the South of France, Aix-en-Provence offers a relaxed vibe with historic landmarks like the 14th-century town hall, Romanesque/Gothic Saint-Sauveur Cathedral and Roman ruins. A university city that was the birthplace of famous painter Paul Cézanne, there are plenty of modern delights too, many of which can be found along the leafy Cours Mirabeau. This picturesque boulevard is idea for an afternoon stroll or a night out, with countless shops, lively cafes, and great restaurants. The weekly street market hosted here is well-worth a visit too.
Set along the southern banks of the Loire River in the Loire Valley, a region renowned for its picturesque vineyards, charming historic villages, glorious chateaus and breathtaking, scenery, Amboise is crowned by a royal chateau with beautiful gardens and a chapel, which also happens to be Leonardo da Vinci’s final resting place. The Renaissance town that was the childhood home of Charles VIII also offers bustling markets and an enviable selection of fantastic restaurants, making it an outstanding base for exploring the countryside.
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Things to do in France
See the Sunset from the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower soars over Paris as the city’s most iconic landmark, drawing countless visitors to take in a panorama of it all from above. Arriving just before dusk brings the opportunity to experience this breathtaking sight at the best time of day, with the sunset casting a stunning golden glow across the horizon, reflected on the River Seine.
Discover the Old Quarters of Paris
The city’s Old Quarters are some of the most charming neighborhoods, providing a glimpse of the city’s medieval days, including the Latin Quarter, which has been its university quarter since the Middle Ages, home to bookshops and quirky boutiques. Wander the tranquil pedestrian streets of the Île Saint-Louis, and don’t miss hip Le Marais, especially atmospheric with its historic mansions and palaces.
Take a Trip to Mont Saint-Michel
One of the most iconic attractions in France, Mont Saint-Michel sits on a rocky island, linked by a causeway to the mainland. The breathtaking abbey was built in the early 8th-century by devoted monks. Visitors walk through the Boulevard Gate and the fortified King’s Gate, to the Grand Rue lined with museums, shops and homes dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Visit the Artist Villages in Provence
Provence is filled with gorgeous medieval villages and sun-soaked seaports that have been depicted in countless works of art. Some of the best to explore include the hilltop town of Saint-Paul de Vence which has attracted artists for 100 years. Visit Saint-Remy de Provence, famously associated with Vicent van Gogh, with the Musee Estrine displaying his works.
Cook Delicious French Cuisine in Burgundy
There may be no better destination than France to take a cooking lesson, with each area offering its own distinct culinary style, but Burgundy whips up some of the country’s most famous regional dishes like Coq au Vin (chicken stew) and escargots (snails). You’ll get an authentic look at the culture and lifestyle in the region, and a useful souvenir to bring home.
Take a Cycling Trip Around Bordeaux
If you like to cycle, the Bordeaux region should be on the top of your list, with opportunities to roll through picturesque historic villages, passing vineyard-covered rolling hills and magnificent cycles. There are guided tours available or you can plan your own self-guided route like the popular Roger Lapebie path in Entre-deux-Mer, which offers lush landscapes leading to medieval Creon.
Take a Day Out to Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte
One of the highlights of your time in France might be an enchanted summer evening, enjoyed at Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte. Every Saturday night between early May and early October, a special candlelit evening is hosted, providing visitors the opportunity to marvel at the chateau’s opulent interior and beautiful gardens. Enjoy it with a gourmet meal at the fine-dining restaurant on-site.
Get Lost in the Colorful Markets at Aix-en-Provence
One of the best ways to delve into Provencal local culture is to visit the open-air-markets in Aix-en-Provence. A daily traditional farmer’s market is held in shady Place Richelme square, bringing locals to shop for fresh produce, olive oil, cheeses, and fish. The Grand Marche (Large Market) takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Place de Verdun and Place des Precheurs.
Hire a Yacht in Saint-Tropez
You don’t have to be a wealthy yacht owner to sail the French Riviera. Yachts are available for hire by the day, week or longer, so you can enjoy the salty sea breeze while soaking up the Mediterranean sun and gazing out at the endless blue of the glistening sea. Saint-Tropez is home to many local outfitters that rent yachts, sailboats, and motorboats.
Go Skiing in the Alps
The French Alps offers some of the world’s best skiing, along with some of the most spectacular views, with powdery snow and frequently bright blue skies. Some of the top resorts can be found at Portes du Soleil, including Morzine-Avoriaz, while legendary Chamonix-Mont Blanc offers a wide variety of slopes and Les Trois Valless boats the largest skiing area in the world.
Cruise the River Seine
A must-do in Paris, cruising the River Seine provides the chance to see many of the city’s top sights, with a unique perspective from the water. You’ll sail pas the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde, Musee D’Orsay and many other iconic landmarks while enjoying a relaxing excursion. Daytime tours, brunch, lunch and dinner cruises are all available.
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