If you are looking to travel to France then you are in for a treat! Get ready to say Au Revoir to your dull routine and Bonjour to a terrific getaway location that will feel like that breath of fresh air you’ve been craving for. Rich in all aspects of life, France is characterized as the world’s leading tourist destination and has been for years. Why wouldn’t it be? What’s not to like in a country that offers luxurious beaches, majestic mountains, chic cities, picture-perfect landscapes, historical landmarks, an influential history, amazing architecture, a unique culture and lifestyle, fabulous wines and gastronomy? To sum up, the reasons to visit France are almost endless. It boasts a long list of major tourist attractions not to mention holiday themes. Even if it’s just to delight yourself with a fresh French baguette or croissant, France is the kind of destination that will leave you wanting to go back for more. That’s the true beauty of La France.
Located in Western Europe with a population of over 60 million people, France is the largest of all European countries and shares its borders with six other countries; Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. Within its hexagon-shaped borders are the names of major cities spoken about everyday all over the world. One thing you will notice is that each city is entirely different from the next, so much so that when passing through the various regions you really will feel like you are travelling through different countries or even time zones. Although different from one another, one cannot deny the existence of balance and harmony. They simply fit together like pieces of a puzzle.
The heart of France’s puzzle is of course its capital city and home of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, located in the Île-de-France region and surrounded by other regions entirely opposite to it. Here you can expect to experience the glamorous and fashionable side of France and the French way of life. To the north of Paris is Normandy - a region of old architecture and somber streets which reflect the marks left after World War II and previous other disputes; an ideal region for historians and educational trips. To the south of Paris, towards Central France, away from the hustle and bustle of modernity is where you will come face to face with France’s stunning natural beauty. Cultivated inlands, vineyards, deep rooted culture and plenty of old châteaux and palais are what are in store for you in places such as Burgundy and Centre-Val de Loire. Auvergne will provide adventure seekers with extensive hiking grounds, rolling hills, lakes, forests, natural parks and volcanic mountain ranges. Further down, heading into Southern France, is probably the most luxurious and contrasting region you will encounter. You can travel just to the South of France several times and not be able to experience everything it has to offer holiday-makers. Being the second most touristic region in France, the southeast is home to the famous Provence region loved by filmmakers and artists. Whilst it’s normally hard to imagine a place with snow-covered Alps, surreal lavender fields as well as dreamy beach resorts, it is possible to witness all of this in beautiful Provence. Travel to Alpes de Haute Provence for a skiing holiday where you will find some of the world’s greatest ski resorts. If taking in the Mediterranean rays is more your style, head down to sea resorts in Nice, Cannes or the Côte d’Azur otherwise known as the French Riviera. St.Tropez which is hugely visited by the rich and famous and old Marseilles being the centre for arts and culture are two more popular southern destinations which are a must for all travellers. It is common knowledge that France is a world leader in viniculture so for the more mature traveller, taking the opportunity to travel to the Southwest of France to the city of Bordeaux and taking a tour through the thousands of acres-long vineyards which produce the finest and most expensive wines on the market is almost obligatory.
No matter where you travel to in France all regions will make for a wonderful getaway and each one can offer you a different holiday theme. And why stop at visiting just one region? Why not tour several regions making the most of France’s modern transport system which makes getting around unbelievably easy and comfortable.
It’s simply too difficult to describe all this inspiring country has to offer but one thing that can be said is that you will be sure to fall in love with France. It’s not by coincidence that France is known for romance. Even its language is known as the language of love! France has something to offer anyone of any age so if you have never visited France before, what are you waiting for?