A Travel Guide to France
France is the world’s most popular tourist destination, catering for all kinds of holidaymakers. Those looking for a romantic holiday can explore the beautiful French Riviera, those wanting to Ski have the worlds best destinations in the French Alps, those looking for a city break have Paris with its remarkable history and culture and those searching to explore the history of France can visit Normandy and see the old Abbey of Mont Saint Michel and the sights of the beach landings from World War 2.
The most prominent symbol of France is the Eiffel Tower, once the tallest man made structure in the world, today stands as one of the worlds most popular attractions. The Louvre is also popular, one of the world’s largest museums; it attracts millions of visitors each year. For those with families, a trip to Disneyland Paris is a must. The theme park is the most popular in Europe.
Another of the most popular theme parks is the Puy du Fou historical theme park. The park is located in Vendee, western France and attracts over a million visitors each year. Attractions include a range of shows from Roman Chariot racing to the Vikings to the Musketeers, there is much to see and enjoy here.
The Mont Saint-Michel attracts over three million visitors each year and it’s easy to see why. The Medieval walled city sits on a small Tidal Island about 1km off the coast. There are several stores, hotels and cafes in the city to cater for the influx of visitors each year.
Another of the more popular destinations is the French Riviera. Miles of Mediterranean coast line with its stunning blue sea and coastal towns offering some of the classiest locations in France. Of these, Nice and Cannes are probably the most famous, the latter gains worldwide attention each year for its film festival. The weather here is beautiful year round and offers visitors stunning beaches as well as high quality restaurants and shopping.
Other attractions include Monaco, a small independent state that sits along the French Riviera. Monaco is home of the most famous Grand Prix of them all and is known for being a home for the rich and the famous. The French Alps is also one of the worlds best skiing destinations and offers hundreds of runs for varying degrees of skill and experience.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in France ranging from villas and apartments to rent on the Mediterranean coast to gites and cottages in the countryside and ski chalets in the Alps.