Glamourous resorts and fine cuisine
From the spectacle which is Paris with its city lights, gastronomic delights, marvellous architecture, art galleries, museums, theatres, haute couture, history and culture to the luxury life style which is so keenly associated with Monaco and the South of France, this wonderful country offers a glittering array of holiday options.
The coastline of France offers numerous vacation choices - the French Riviera has earned a reputation for being the ultimate destination choice for sophistication and elegance. Visit the glamorous resort of Cannes or Saint Tropez and enjoy fine cuisine, great nightlife, shopping, beaches, a multitude of water sports and sailing options or take a short break and stay in the chic resort of Monte Carlo where you can sunbathe, shop or visit the world renowned Casino. The Atlantic Coast offers Brittany, Aquitaine, Western Loire and Normandy and are great places to enjoy a more relaxing and traditional beach holiday.
Other holiday options include winter sports and mountaineering in the Alps, canal boating breaks, city holidays, Eurodisney and activity holidays.
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France has four broad climatic zones; the humid seaboard zone, a semi-continental zone, an intermediate zone with cold winters and hot summers and a Mediterranean zone with mild winters and quite hot summers in the south of France.
One of the great capitals of the world, Paris has so much to offer as a tourist destination. Some of the worlds most iconic sites are within one city including The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, the Champs-Elysees, Montmartre, The Sacra-Coeur, The Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame...the list could go on and on. Of course Paris is also the home of the worlds greatest gastronomy, and you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a restaurant.
The French Riviera
The name itself conjures up all the glamour of the Hollywood stars from the 40’s and 50’s sipping cocktails and having a great time. Today, it’s still the destination for the rich and famous, but it’s also accessible to everyone else. Nice, St Tropez and Cannes are three of the most popular resorts, but there’s also Monte Carlo (although, officially, it’s not actually a part of France) with its glamorous and world famous casino.
Situated in the northwest corner of France, Brittany is a beautiful destination and is suitable for the whole family. It’s a place of historic interest but also features stunning beaches and major towns. Some of the principle tourist attractions include Mont Saint Michel with its fairy tale like medieval abbey, Dinard, St Malo, Brest and Dinan.
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by Angela Sutcliffe