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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.