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Attractions and things to do in France

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Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower

Known as one of the most visited and photographed tourist attractions in the world, the ‘hard to miss’ Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) in Paris has become a must see for all travellers to France. Built in 1889 by the French Civil Engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, this gigantic read more...

 

Be adventurous in the Verdon Gorge

The stunning turquoise-green colours of the 25km Verdon Gorge (Gorges du Verdon) river canyon with surrounding limestone cliffs is situated in Alpes-de-Haute Provence and is one of France’s most beautiful attractions. Not only is the Verdon Gorge an example of France’s natural beauty but it is also a wonderful location for an adventure holiday with friends or family and getting in touch with nature. This protected French jewel offers camping sites and plenty of sporting activities that will blow your mind; from water sports such as white-water rafting, kayaking/canoeing, canyoning and hydro speed swimming to sports that will get you out of the water and into the air such as paragliding and even bungee-jumping off the Artuby Bridge (Europe’s highest). Of course if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground there are plenty of nature sports on store such as all-terrain cycling, hiking, fishing and rock climbing. Just take your pick! Even if you’re not an adventurer and prefer to go sightseeing, take a drive along the rim of the canyon and delight yourself simply with the Verdon Gorge’s beauty stopping occasionally to take impressive photographs of the Gorge from above.

 

Make dreams come true in Disneyland Paris

The ultimate family holiday is with no doubt one that takes you to Disneyland Paris in the suburb of Marne-la-Vallée. Make your children’s dreams or maybe even your own childhood dreams come true by visiting Europe’s most famous and magical theme park filled with fantasy and fun for all. You don’t have to be a child to love Disneyland Paris; read more...

 

Visit the small town of Mont Saint Michel

The Mont Saint Michel in Normandy is the second most visited tourist sight in France. This magnificent construction is a town built on an outcrop of rock which is cut off from the mainland being only accessible during hours of low tide. Within this historical and fairy-tale-like landmark which began its existence in the year 966 are shops, restaurants, museums, a parish church and an abbey so there are lots of things to keep you busy.

Official website: http://www.ot-montsaintmichel.com

 

Witness the world’s greatest art in the Louvre Museum

Visit the world’s most famous art museum and its enormous collections. You do not have to be a lover of fine art to visit the Musée du Louvre in Paris which makes for an entertaining and cultural day out for anybody. Initially a palace read more...

 

Experience a life of luxury in the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur)

The Côte d’Azur in southeast Provence, also known as the French Riviera, is one of the most popular locations in France and is sought by travellers looking to make the most of their holiday lazing on luxurious beaches which lie along the Mediterranean coastline or wondering through the glitzy streets of Nice, Cannes, St.Tropez and Monaco. Experience the more lavish side of French lifestyle and treat yourself by visiting some of the most illustrious sea resorts in all of Europe. A warm climate, a sea of different tones of blue, yachts and golden sand are just some of the features awaiting you in the French Riviera. In fact it was a result of these features and the magnificent colours of the surroundings that attracted many of the world’s most famous artists, such as Picasso, as it was believed to awaken their creativity. It’s certainly a place not to be missed!

Official French Riviera Tourism Office website: http://www.frenchriviera-tourism.com

 

Ski the French Alps

Take family or friends to the picturesque French Alps in southern France for a ski trip of a lifetime! Hugely loved by Europeans, the French Alps are visited by hundreds of thousands of skiers and snowboarders a year. Many even go back time and time again because there is simply no place like this one anywhere else in Europe or even in the world as some might say. Take your pick from a great list of village ski resorts or modern resorts; the most popular ski resorts being Val d’Isere, Meribel, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Alpe d’Huez, Les Deux Alpes, Tignes, Val Thorens, Courchevel and Chamonix. Without a doubt, the French Alps are just as much a symbol of France’s natural beauty as any other region.

 

Go Gothic in Notre Dame

The Notre Dame de Paris is one of the most stunning and prominent Gothic cathedrals in the world and is situated in the heart of Paris. Before entering its grounds, do take a moment to gaze up at this magnificent piece of architecture overlooking the River Seine. Read more...

 

Wine tasting in Bordeaux’s best wineries

With France’s colossal wine industry, wine tasting and taking a guided tour around France’s most productive vineyards are almost obligatory activities for travellers seeking to discover the most important facets of French culture. And what better place to do this than in a city whose name is known worldwide as a wine? It is of course Bordeaux. Read more...

 

Stroll around the Champs-Élysée

Stroll around the Champs-Élysée, France’s most famous avenue which is situated in the northwestern part of the glamorous city of Paris. Known as the most expensive and beautiful strip in the world, the Champs-Élysée is 1.91 km long and is where you will find a league of France’s most luxurious shops, cafés read more...

 

Tour France by Train

Touring France has literally never been as easy as it is today. Forget about flying or getting stuck in heavy traffic on France’s busy roads, the new way to travel around France is by hi-speed train. Reaching speeds of nearly 200 mph, the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), which connects all of France’s major cities, allows you to get from A to B rapidly and allows you to appreciate some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery in comfort. You can have breakfast in Paris and two hours later be in western France in the city of Nantes choosing a restaurant to lunch in. After lunch and some sight-seeing, travel along France’s longest river, the Loire, and be in France’s old city of Marseille within three hours to have dinner. The TGV is literally the most convenient way to get around allowing you to get a taste of almost all of France’s most significant cities during your holiday. Another advantage of the TGV is its connection with neighbouring continental countries allowing you to head out of France and into different North-European capitals in a short number of hours. For a closer look at a particular French region, then there is the option to get around using the local train services. For this, be sure to purchase a France Pass. This will allow you to simply hop on and hop off local trains not to mention being more economic than buying tickets. For long-distance trips, always make necessary reservations so your seating is guaranteed.

Official TGV website: http://www.tgv.com/en

 

Visit the Arc de Triomphe

Located at the western end of the Champs-Élysée Avenue in Paris, the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of Paris’ most famous monuments and sits perfectly at the centre of twelve radiating avenues. Completed in 1836 and standing 50 metres tall, read more...

 

Check out the modern Louvre Pyramid

When in Paris, you must take the opportunity to check out one of Paris’ more recent attractions and now landmarks, the Louvre Pyramid, designed by I. M. Pei and completed in 1989. Standing in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace, read more...

 

Shop till you drop in Paris

For shopping lovers, being in the centre of the world’s most chic city full of glamorous boutiques and stores filled with designer brands is like being a child in a toy store. Paris is known as one of the birthplaces of Haute Couture for both men and women’s fashion read more...

About Nice

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