France Holidays 2014

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A mere hop, skip and a jump over the Channel, the alluring country of France is the answer to where you should travel this weekend. Iconic for its sophisticated fashions, fine art and masterful world-class food, holidays to France are a foodie’s dream, a fashionista’s heaven and an ideal spot for anyone looking for a diverse and interesting break away.

Relax in the French Riviera on the long, golden sandy beaches in Cannes and Jaun-les-Pins. Stroll through the historic city streets of Paris or Nice, stumbling upon shops and markets offering the finest in authentic cheese and delicious French pastries. Discover the ancient rural villages around Le Cannet or explore Roman ruins and medieval architecture in idyllic Marseilles.

Quiet Streets and Mountain Peaks

A diverse country with endless possibilities, there is a myriad of places to visit on your France holidays. Whether you fancy a family beach holiday to Biarritz or a romantic retreat to the French Riviera, you’ll find something that suits you. From the luxurious hotels of Paris to chic country inns and cosy B&Bs on the coast, there are more hotels in France than different kinds of cheese – and trust us, there are a lot.

Indulge in a drop of wine in Bordeaux and Champagne and Eastern France or look out over the spectacular French Alps from Chamonix after a day on the slopes. For the ideal quiet beach getaway, book yourself a holiday in the little-known French island of Corsica.

Joie de Vivre

While it is known as one of the most romantic countries of the world, there is much adventure to be had and a wealth to discover on your holidays to France. Seductive cuisine, cosy street side cafes and relaxed ambience can all be found in vibrant Paris while fashionistas will be drawn to the quirky flea markets and stylish boutiques in the heart of the capital.

For laid-back holidays in France, stroll along the stunning Mediterranean coastline – indulging in fresh sun-drenched dishes and iced tea on its tranquil shores. Wander along the promenades in beautiful Nice or bustling Marseilles, take a day trip to Monaco, or time your visit right for the incredible Cannes Film Festival. Visit during springtime and you’ll experience spectacular sights in Provence as it is transformed into a sea of purple and lavender, perfectly paired with the cerulean sky.

Kick things up a notch with surfing in Biarritz in the summer or scale the French Alps in winter for phenomenal views as sweet as the pastries found in France’s boulangeries.While you’re there, explore the Celtic influence found in beautiful Brittany while teaching yourself to speak a little Breton. You’ll quickly realise there’s always plenty of fantastic activities to enjoy in France!

France holidays are ideal for history buffs. Paris is full of word-class museums and cultural attractions – from the Louvre to the vibrant bohemian aura surrounding the Seine. Discover where the Romans and Greeks left their mark in Marseilles or revel in the gorgeously-restored city of Reims and its famous gothic cathedral. Furthermore, walk along the same beaches in Normandy where the D-Day troops landed or step back further in time with the prehistoric cave paintings found in Grotte de Lascaux – you’ll find a never-ending list of opportunities.

Our top hotels in France

Hotel Comte De Nice

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Bradford Elysees Astotel

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Hotel Paris Eiffel Cambronne

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Hotel Antin Trinite

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Paris City, Paris

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Hotel Astoria Opera Astotel

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Paris City, Paris

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Hotel Lorette Opera Astotel

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Paris City, Paris

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Hotel Bergere Opera Astotel

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Paris City, Paris

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Flight + Hotel from £229.00 pp

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Hotel Monterosa Astotel

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Paris City, Paris

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Flight + Hotel from £235.50 pp

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Top Cities

Paris, the French capital is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. Marseille, France’s second largest city located in the southeast of the country on the Mediterranean coast. Lyon is a historic city filled with culture and excitement; it’s also a gateway to the Alps. Toulouse is a beautiful city in the southeast of France on the River Garonne home to one of the oldest universities in the world. Nice is an exciting and vibrant city on the southwest coast of France on the Mediterranean.

Attractions

The Louvre in Paris is one of the world’s most famous museums, home to the Mona Lisa painting of Leonardo Da Vinci. Mont Saint Michel is a fortified island off the coast of Normandy in the north accessible by boat; day trips run all year round.

Activities

Saint Ouen Flea Market is one of the largest centres of antiques and second hand furniture in the world. A city bike tour of one of France’s major cities is a great way to see the famous sights and monuments.

Nightlife

The Moulin Rouge Show is one of the most famous shows of all time, known for its exciting Can-Can located at the Moulin Rouge Theatre in the Montmartre region of Paris. France is famous for its great food and wherever you are in the country you will never be short of restaurants to sample the fantastic French cuisine.