France is the largest country in Western Europe, which means it has an incredible diversity of vacation destinations. Featuring over 3,000 km of coastline, 3 major mountain ranges and over 150,000 sq km of forest, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to landscapes. The long and rich history of the country has left many castles and fortified cities that take you on a journey back to the times of knights and maidens.

Besides its history and geography, France is especially famous for its cuisine. Each region has its own tasty specialties, such as Marseille’s seafood bouillabaisse or the hearty coq au vin stew of Burgundy. French cheeses and wines are held in particular esteem. There’s also the art and elegant fashions to explore in the nation’s capital city. With an excellent transportation network, you can easily go from the high-end luxury and sophistication of the major cities to the rustic charm of the countryside. Depending on your mood, choose a romantic weekend in Paris, a culinary escape in Lyon, a beach getaway on the French Riviera or a skiing trip in Val d'Isère.

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  • Paris

    Visitors flock to Paris from every corner of the globe for a taste of Europe's resplendent past – whether that means marveling at the outlandish Gothic grandeur of Notre-Dame Cathedral, or coming face-to-face with the enigmatic Mona Lisa in the legendary Louvre art museum.But scratch between the refined surface of the iconic French capital and you'll find a multicultural modern...

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What to see & do in France

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France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world thanks to its excellent range of things to see and do. It’s one of Europe’s largest and oldest countries, so it naturally has a lot of history to explore in the shape of beautiful old castles and historical towns. On the other hand, many of the major towns along the Riviera keep pace with modern trends and have...

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Where & what to eat in France

France is world-renowned for its food culture. French cuisine is legendary – the last word in luxury and the go-to choice if you’re looking to impress your partner. Naturally, the best place to enjoy French cuisine is in France and there are several towns which are best known for their delightful restaurant scenes. Lyon, in particular, is famous for it. And then there’s the wine. The names of many regions, towns...

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Where to shop & what to buy in France

France is a great place for shopping, and especially for fashion. The elegant shopping arcades of the major cities are famous around the world, but don’t let that fool you into thinking France is just for the wealthy. Both ends of the price scale are covered, and you can always find something interesting to buy, whether you’ve got money to burn or you’re watching the pennies. Local markets in France are...

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Where to go & what to do at night in France

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