Where To Go On Holiday In France
A visit to Paris is an absolute must - with its iconic Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, Louvre, sensational Moulin Rouge and Sacre Coeur, its easy to lose yourself in amongst the hustle and bustle of the capital.
The incredibly efficient and affordably priced TGV high speed rail makes onward travel a quick and comfortable reality, and with so much country to see its a definite selling point.
The South of the country has plenty on offer, from the quintessentially picture postcard Aix-en-Provence (twinned with Bath, need we say more?!) to the Camargue with its lavendar and poppy fields, flamingoes and Camargue ponies. Alternatively pay a visit to up-and-coming Marseille and soak up the Moroccan influences as you sit by the harbour eating
fresh fish and Bouillabaisse.
If you're after splashing some cash, St. Tropez and Cannes offer you the chance to enjoy some voyeuristic people watching, and Nice is the jewel in the French Rivera's crown. With a vast expanse of coastline, a beautiful old town and a buzzing new part of the city, take it all in by riding a sedgeway around town or hire a motorcycle to explore.
If water sports are up your street then head to Bordeaux where you can learn to water ski on one of its beautiful lakes, and reward your efforts afterwards with a trip around a local vineyard where you can sup a cheeky glass or three of some of the most incredible wine you'll ever taste.
Lyon in central France is sure to win you over with its exquisite gastronomy and fine wines from neighbouring Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone. Take your time exploring the birth place of cinema, and if visiting in December enjoy the mesmerising Fete des Lumieres light festival.
In the north of the country spend time in Champagne and pay homage by sampling the wares, or head across to Brittany and marvel at the megalithic monuments, pristine manors and pretty fortified towns. While you're there be sure to check out one of the many festivals and events that fills the calendar.
In summary France is more than just croissant, cheese, fine wines and champagne (though I defy you not to over indulge on those!), it's the city of love, beautiful architecture, dynamic cities and a pristine landscape. You're going to love it!