THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE HOLIDAY DESTINATION
From the ancient charm and gastronomy of Paris to the sultry shores of St. Tropez, France offers travellers an extraordinary experience. With jagged Alpine peaks, rolling countryside and sun-drenched beaches, an extraordinary cultural heritage with remarkable cathedrals and spectacular palaces and an unrivalled culinary heritage, France is the world's number one holiday destination.
WHERE TO STAY
Many just visit Paris, but step away from the city and discover the Alps and the Pyrenees, exceptional wine and culinary trails and fine hotels and chateaux like the dreamlike Domaines les Crayères in Reims.
From Brest to Bayonne the west coast of France is a remarkable landscape edged by fortified ports like La Rochelle. While to the south the Côte d'azur boasts some of the most iconic names in global tourism such as St. Tropez, Nice, Cannes and Antibes.
WHAT TO DO
For tourists France offers travellers an unimaginable spectrum of things to see and do. From Disneyland Paris or basking on the beaches of the French Riviera to revelling in the fascinating prehistoric art of the Lascaux Caves near the village of Montignac, there is something for everyone.
In Paris explore the famous art galleries, museums, historical plazas, churches and palaces that sit alongside designer shopping. To the north the beaches and towns of Normandy are full of historical interest, while in the south of France fairy-tale villages like Saint-cirq-lapopie with its beautiful medieval half-timbered houses are enchanting. WHERE TO EAT
There are over 600 Michelin-starred restaurants in France with over 100 having two or three stars. But to eat well in France you don't have to go Michelin as the country is awash with fabulous cafés, bistros and crêperies that serve fabulous authentic French bistro fare. There's no shortage of pan-asian, Arabic and Mediterranean restaurants too and a plethora of French and international comfort foods are available, particularly through Normandy, the Côte d'azur in Paris. france.fr