France Holidays 2016

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French Fancies

A mere hop, skip and a jump over the Channel, the alluring country of France is the answer to where you should travel for your holiday. Iconic for its sophisticated fashions, fine art and masterful world-class food, a France holiday is 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.

France City Breaks

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.

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Attractions

The Georges Pompidou Centre is a building filled with cultural attractions such as the French National Art Museum, the largest European modern art museum, a public library and a music centre. France is filled with spectacular and varied countryside, some of which is protected in the nine French National Parks, ideal places for exploring and relaxing.

Activities

France is famous for its fine wines and there is no better way to sample some of the best wines in the world that on a wine tour at a French vineyard. Dinner while on a river cruise, whether along the Seine in Paris, or along the Rhine is a romantic way to take in some of the country’s beautiful scenery. A horse and carriage ride through one of the country’s major cities is a brilliant way to start or finish a romantic evening.

Nightlife

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. An evening at the theatre is often an evening to remember and France’s towns and cities are home to some beautiful old theatres putting on a variety of performances. For an exciting, classic French style evening why not try and catch a cabaret show.

France Explore

Landmarks

Notre Dame is one of the most recognisable buildings in France; this beautiful cathedral sits on the Ile de la Cité in the middle of the River Seine that runs through Paris. The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most famous landmarks and the most famous in France, millions of visitors climb to the top of this impressive building every year for the best views in Paris.

Activities

A French Bakery tour is a fantastic way to discover more about French baking, learn the secrets behind brioche and the classic baguette, as well as sampling some great pastries. France is the home of cookery and food tours are a great way to experience some of the famous French cooking and artisan food production.

Attractions

Fontainebleau Castle is a huge French palace situated just outside Paris built in the 16th century and the forest around the castle is full of endangered species. The Palace of Versailles is the spectacular home of the French royal family, set in fantastic grounds the palace is one of the most breath taking sights in France. The French Alps are home to some of the world’s best ski resorts with thousands of miles of slopes perfect of skiing and snowboarding.

Extreme Sports

Rock climbing is a popular sport in the French Alps and the Pyrenees. The Ardeche valley is one of the best places for canoeing. Hang gliding is available in the mountainous regions of the country. Ice climbing is a popular extreme sport in the Alps during the winter. There are plenty of bridges in France that are used for bungee jumping.

France Family Holidays

Attractions

Disneyland Paris is one of the most famous attractions in all of France. Situated on the outskirts of the French capital Disneyland attracts millions of visitors every year, it’s a firm favourite with the kids and the adults as well. Many people choose to stay in one of the many hotels either in the resort or in the surrounding areas. Parc Astérix is another extremely popular French attraction; a theme park based on the French cartoon character Asterix with plenty of rides and roller coasters. France has a number of zoos and aquariums scattered all over the country.

Activities

Markets are held on a regular basis in France and they are one of the best places to sample some of the fantastic French cuisine. Almost all towns in France will have a market at some point during the week if not every day. Paris Canals Tours are a beautiful and alternative way of discovering the charming city of Paris. There are three canal systems that weave through parts of the city providing great views of the city.

Nightlife

France has plenty of spectacular theatres situated in the larger cities such as Paris, Nice and Lyon and some of the larger theatres have performances of world famous shows. France is also particularly famous for its food and its traditional cooking. Wherever you go in the country you will have no trouble finding an excellent restaurant where you can sample some classic French cooking.

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