From the bustling streets of Paris with its sprawling streets and stunning views from the Eiffel tower to luxury retreats on the Cote d’Azur or the French Alps, there is so much to see and explore.
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6 July 2022
Widely regarded as the cultural capital of the world, France boasts a fantastic array of food, scenery, and history to fill a trip across the largest country in Western Europe. From the bustling streets of Paris with its sprawling streets and stunning views from the Eiffel tower to luxury retreats on the Cote d’Azur or the French Alps, there is so much to see and explore. Feel the romance whilst treating your taste buds to a foray of French cheese and wine and relish the culture and history on offer in the fantastic selection of the museums including the Louvre. Bon Voyage!
Fall in Love with Paris
A global center for art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture, you can’t come to France without visiting its impressive capital, Paris. More than living up to its reputation as a major European city, Paris is packed full of iconic landmarks, charismatic architecture, and designer boutiques, not to mention a vibrant cafe culture and fine dining that will make you fall in love with Paris.
A simply amazing city to get lost in, you can wander the streets, absorbing the energy and eat your way through Paris until your heart’s content. If you’re looking for something a little bit more on the alternative side, check out our post on unusual things to do in Paris.
Gawk at Mont St-Michel
As one of Europe’s most unforgettable sights, take some time to visit the mesmerizing Mont St-Michel while in France. Set atop an island commune in Normandy, the whole experience of this visit is majestic.
From the walk towards the impressive mount to ascending the cobbled streets to the highest point on the island, there are no words to describe how incredible and awe-inspiring this experience actually is without experiencing it for yourself. You can reach this iconic destination on a day trip from Paris.
Whilst in Normandy, don’t forget to also pay a visit to the D-Day Beaches. There are many bunkers and fortifications as well as memorials and museums where you can learn about France’s history in WWII.
Go Skiing in the French Alps
Drink wine in Bordeaux
“Everything ends this way in France – everything. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, diplomatic affairs – everything is a pretext for a good dinner.”
- Jean Anouilh
Places to stay in France
Accommodation in France is expensive so the cheapest options would be dorm rooms in hostels while in the cities and camping in rural areas. Private rooms in hostels and hotels can range greatly, so it may be worth taking a look at Airbnb for better value options, especially in Paris.
If budget is not a problem for you, the countryside is full of large houses and villas, so treat yourself to a stay that you’ll never forget. If you’re traveling during peak season or holidays, it is best to book your accommodations in advance.