France Holidays

France is definitely one of the most visited countries of the world. It is the land of the Alps; of beautiful villages and charming chateaux; of fashion- since the days of Marie Antoinette to the arrival of Coco Chanel and Yves St. Laurent; of beaches whose popularity cannot be matched; of some of the finest wine ever to be produced on earth and last but not the least, of romance. Millions of people come to this irresistible country to experience its multi-faceted attractions.

Famous France Holidays Guide

France is one of those rare countries where every square meter of land is a delight for the visitor. One cannot discuss all the various attractions of this land in a few hundred words. However, the main tourist sites may be listed as below:

Paris: the capital city is on top of the list for many reasons- the Louvre Musuem, the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre-dame, the Paris Metro, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees. The Disneyland Rsort lies 20 miles away form the city.

Brittany: a place for beach-lovers. It is famous for its cuisines, butter and wine, especially Muscadet. It is also known for its tourist sites- Palais de Justice, Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée de Bretagne.

Normandy: for those who like to explore historical monuments and chateaux. Top sites include Mont-Saint-Michel, Caen, the many churches, Claude Monet House, Bayeaux and the cloister of St Maclou.

Champagne & Ardennes: where the champagne drink was produced. Troyes also has the Musée d’Art Moderne which contains works by Bonnard, Degas and Gauguin.

Alsace: for the wine and the food.

Burgundy: another focal point for winery. It is also known for its abbeys, monasteries, Romanesque churches and fortified chateaux.

Other popular tourist haunts include Pont du Gard, Diana’s Temple, Roman Arena, Provence, the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, the Roman Amphitheatre in Orange and Marseille.

Top France Holidays Beaches and Hotels

France touches both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and hence, has innumerable beaches. Some of the best beaches of this country are Villefranche sur Mer, Le Grande Motte’s beach, Argeles sur Mer’s beach, Cap Ferret’s beaches and those of Cannes.
Getting accommodation in France is a cinch. From starred hotels to demi-pension, Gites de France, youth hostels and Logis de France, there are plenty of places to stay. Chateau de Behen, Les Tourelles, Manoir de Clenord, Chateau de Vault-de-Lugny and Château Julie are among the top family hotels.

Shopping Places for France Holidays Traveler

What could one buy at France? The list is endless! The top purchases are lace, wine, crystal, cheese, coffee and apparel. You can buy your favorite things in boutiques, hypermarkets, brocante, flea markets, large department stores and malls which are spread all over the country. Top shopping centers are Paris, St. Tropez, Calais, French Flanders, Cherbourg, Le Havre and Dunkerque.

With so much to offer, it is no wonder France is the most popular tourist destination in the world!