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Overview

See 'La Belle France' and, no matter how long you stay, you will only scratch the surface of this vast and varied country. From the chic boulevards and sidewalk cafés of Paris, to the ski slopes of the Alps, the sunlit vineyards to the bronzed bodies on sun-baked beaches, the elegant chateaux to a game of boules in an undiscovered village, everywhere you look you will discover the meaning of joice de vivre. Explore this fascinating country with our France travel guide providing France tourism & travel information with tourist attractions, top rated restaurants cooking with class, wine tours across France, culture, hotels, places to visit and things to do.

Western France travel guide

Abbaye du Mont-Saint-MichelFrom Brittany in the far north down to the Spanish border, western France is a fascinating strip of ever-changing Atlantic coastline. The Brittany peninsula - jutting out from the northwest side of France - is a rugged region with its own special atmosphere. Though it is the seaside that makes it such a popular destination, Brittany's sights are must-sees too. Like the Abbey of Mont-St-Michel standing on a tiny granite island just off the coast, connected to the mainland by a thin tidal causeway, the extraordinary walled town of St. Malo, or the mysterious standing stones at Carnac. South of Brittany is Bordeaux county, the most famous of France's wine growing regions where over 70 million gallons are produced each year. Towards the Spanish border, in the Pays Basque, the green fields stretch up to the mountains of the Pyrenees and downwards towards the Atlantic, where visitors come and the elegant resorts of St-Jean-de-Luz or Biarritz. Some of the popular Western France trips and tours include Mont St. Michel Tour enabling you to see some of country's best attractions, Loire Valley and Battle of Normandy tours. Touring western part of France is a must for travelers.

Hearth of France

Burgundy, FranceBurgundy lies at the gastronomic heart of France. Acclaimed worldwide both for its fine reds and its whites, exploring Burgundy is like travelling through a wine list as you tour the vineyards and wine districts of the Cote D'Or, divided into the Cote de Nuits and Nuit Saint Georges, the Cote de Beaune and Chablis. Find time, too, to indulge in some of France's most appetising culinary wonders. Further south is the region of Auvergne where the architectural treasures and the landscape - including the Auvergne National Park - are among the most breathtaking in France.

Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc Roussillon FranceLanguedoc-Roussillon stretches 150 miles along the spectacular coastline of the Mediterranean Sea from the foothills of the Pyrenees on the Spanish border to the mouth of the River Rhone. The mix of family holiday resorts, health spas and ancient fishing villages that cluster along the shore include destinations such as the seaside towns of Frontignan, famous for its Muscat wine, the picture postcard Palavas-les-Flots and Banyuls sur Mer, among them some of the finest of all French beaches. The unhurried pace of life doesn't seem to have changed for centuries and the Catalan heritage of Languedoc-Roussillion is evident in the popularity of the flamenco, paella, sangria and bull fighting festivals. Back from the coast, the hinterland is a region of incredible diversity, from the knife-edge summits of the Pyrenees, to the untouched beauty of the Camargue, and the rocks, forest and valleys of the Cevennes.

French Riviera, Provence and Monaco

The French Riviera is renowned the world over for the glorious beaches and glitzy nightlife of its chic resorts. This is the playground of the rich and famous, where the jet-setters come to while away the summer. The places to see and be seen in on the Cote D'Azur include Cannes, home of the famous film festival, the deceptively small but captivating St Tropez and neighbouring Monaco, the tiny principality perched on a steep hillside, famous for its Formula One Grand Prix, Casino and celebrity Royal Family. The coast may be where the sun-worshippers congregate but, when the summer sun is at its height, many choose to escape to the mountains overlooking the Mediterranean for a taste of old Provence. The romance of its fragrant countryside and vivid landscape of pastel colours has inspired artists and writers for generations and it's here you will find historic fortified medieval towns such as Avignon and Aix-en-Provence in the midst of the beautiful Provencal scenery.

The French Alps

The majestic peaks of the French Alps form a natural border between Italy, France and Switzerland. This is a region if crystal clear air, jagged snow tipped mountains, lush alpine pastures and valleys and deep blue lakes – the ideal landscape for walkers and climbers in the summer and challenging terrain for skiers and snowboarders in the winter months. Many of the ski centres like Les Arcs, Megeve, Chamonix and Courcheval are famous worldwide, but there are plenty more less well known – and often less crowded - resorts such as Autrans, Chantemerle, Auron and Serre Chevalier to be explored.

Getting out & about

Versailles: The Chateau de Versailles is one of the finest examples of 17th century architecture in France, with its famous Hall of Mirrors as well as the lavishly decorated King’s Bedroom introducing you to the luxury and magnificence of the Palace.

Lourdes: Close to Basque country, in the south-western corner of France, is the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes where millions of believers come to Lourdes grotto in search of miracle cures for ailments and afflictions.

Space Park: Blast off with a journey to the fabulous Cité de l’Espace or Space Park, just minutes outside Toulouse. It’s the first European educational and fun leisure park dedicated entirely to space and features a full-size prototype Ariane 5 rocket and MIR Space Station.

Disneyland Paris: Discover the magic of Disneyland Paris, a vast theme park with all the action, fun and adventure of its American cousin. Thrilling rides, spectacular shows, fabulous events and parades, as well as the chance to meet your favourite fairytale characters – what could be better for all-round family fun?


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