With its delicious food, traditional villages, high quality ski resorts and beautiful beaches, France is a destination many of us will be thinking about travelling to on our next holiday. To make sure you make the most of your trip we have listed some of top places to visit in this wonderful country.
With over 45 million annual visitors, is it no doubt Paris has something worth seeing. Known for its fashion, food, art and romantic ambience, Paris has something for everyone. Paris is home to world famous galleries such as the Louvre where you can glimpse the famous Mona Lisa. It is also home to many famous landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and world famous Eiffel tower.
If you are after peace and quiet the Dordogne is the perfect place to relax, unwind and experience French culture at its most prominent. Located in southwestern France, this area is renowned for food, extensive history, picturesque villages and is a well known holiday destination for French families. Here it is worth noting that one of the best ways to get around France is by Renting a car. With rates from as low as 5 euros it offers an affordable mode of transport with ultimate flexibility. Although most hire companies include car insurance in your hire package, it is worth taking out car hire excess insurance in case you do have an accident to prevent you having to pay anywhere from 500 to 2000 euros excess fee.
The Ardeche is a paradise most famous for its iconic river gorges and world famous Vallon Pont d’Arc. Located in the south of France, in the summer months the Ardeche enjoys consistently gorgeous weather, making it ideal for water activities which are on offer all throughout the gorges. One of the best things to do here is camp in any one of the hundreds of well established campsites dotted all along the river at the bottom of the gorges. There’s nothing better than waking up in the Ardeche and going for a morning swim in a river, metres from your tent.
The French Riviera:
If camping is not so much your thing and you would rather experience the sun in luxury, then the French Riviera may well be the place for you. This area is made up of well known destinations such as Monaco, St. Tropez and Cannes. The wonderful thing about the French Riviera is its consistent warm climate all year round, meaning whatever time of year you go, you can enjoy the fabulous beaches dotted all along the south of France coastline.