France Travel Guide

France is renowned as an incredibly beautiful and romantic holiday destination home to many famous monuments and historical landmarks. Aside from its capital city, Paris, France is also home to a number of other popular regions including the Riviera, the Alps and many famous bodies of water. Except for extreme northern France, the country may be described as four river basins and a plateau and has 1,500 miles of beaches lining the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel.

Regions of France

France is a diverse country home to a wide range of historical and natural attractions as well as world renowned landmarks and regions. Paris is the capital of France and is home to iconic attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe and the Mouline Rouge. Nice is renowned as a popular winter holiday destination and has a reputation as the place to see and be seen. Cannes is most famous for its film festival however it is also a glamorous holiday destination home to gorgeous ports and beaches as well as casinos. The French Alps are also a popular holiday destination home to Mont Blanc, western Europe's highest point, located near the border of Italy and Switzerland. Other popular mountain regions include the Vosges Mountains in the northeast and the Pyrénées are along the Spanish border. More about French Regions

France Accommodation

France is home to a wide range of accommodation options, particularly in its more popular regions and holiday destinations. The French Riviera is renowned for its wide variety of holiday resorts and with so many different regions and sightseeing opportunities located throughout France, there are a number of other popular regions that offer a huge range of accommodation options including hotels and resorts, luxury accommodation, comfortable suites and even a great range of budget hotels to suit all travellers and budgets. More about France Accommodation

Attractions in France

Although it's famous for its wine, cheeses and amazing food in general, there are many more reasons why France has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. There are a number of tourist attractions located throughout its many regions including probably the most well-known, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Nearby there's also the Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral and famous Chateau de Chambord. In Avignon there's the Palais des Papes and in Normandy Mont Saint-Michel while the renowned French Riviera is also home to famous St Tropez. The popular French Alps ski resort of Chamonix is just 2 hours east of Lyon while the Dune of Pyla, Europe's tallest sand dune, is 60 km from Bordeaux. More about France Attractions

Fast Facts

France is famous for its cheese production so it's no surprise that the country produces more than 400 types of cheese. There is a street named after famous French writer Victor Hugo in every single town in France. French is actually the official language spoken in a number of other countries including Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, Congo and Niger. 20% of France's population live in Paris and its nickname as the 'city of lights' is actually in reference to the number of intellectuals who reside there. Disneyland Paris is actually the most visited Paris attraction with more people visiting it than the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre combined. The Eiffel Tower is painted every 7 years and France is home to a total of 28 UNESCO World Heritage sites.