France Travel Guide

November 26th, 2019
France

Home to fine art, high culture, good food, the best wines and amazing architecture, it’s no surprise that France is one of the most visited countries by international tourists. French view themselves as a proud nation, with language, heritage and innovation.

Visiting France

Situated in the west of Europe, flanked by the English Channel, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea in the South, France has access to some of the best fish in all of Europe at its door steps.

France is certainly for the culture vultures – with its array of galleries, museums and Michelin starred restaurants, but it also has something for the kids too, as it is home to Euro Disney.

Why should you visit France?

The capital city of France is Paris, seen by many as the most romantic city on earth. Paris is a beautiful city adorned with classical architecture. If you love great food, high art, and the best wines – Paris has it all.

The sites in Paris include the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysses, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame, all of which should form part of the itinerary for any visitor. The river that runs through Paris is the Seine, with regular barges taking tourists up and down the river.

For tourists wanting to experience the birth and production of the most famous wines, a visit to Bordeaux, Burgundy or Cotes du Rhone, is a must. There you will see some traditional wine producing techniques.

Sun seekers must visit the glamorous St Tropez, Cannes or Biarritz, where you might spot a famous celeb relaxing and lying on the golden beeches or swimming in the crystal blue water.

Must visit tourist attractions in France:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame de Paris
  • Loire Valley
  • Palace of Versailles
  • French Riviera
  • The Louvre Museum
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Côte d’Azur
  • Mont Saint-Michel
  • Provence
  • Mont Blanc
  • Alsace Villages
  • Brittany
  • Rocamadour
  • Prehistoric Cave Paintings in Lascaux

When is the best time to visit France?

July to August is peak tourist season in France but you will also find huge crowds during Christmas, New Year and Easter. December to March times would be best for Alpine Ski. Booking in advance is recommended.

April to June and September is the shoulder season. Its Spring season here and so, lots of flowers and warm weather should be expected.

October to March is low tourist season and you may not find many hotels and restaurants open. Sights and attractions are also open for a shorter duration of time.

More Information:

Weather

France’s weather differs from region to region – the North of France experiences hot summers and cold winters. Whilst the south near the Mediterranean Sea has hot summers but mild winters.

Transportation

You can easily travel by air, trains, metros, buses, trams, waterways and marine transport.

Visa

You can check this site for information about visas for France http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/Visas-21435

How to reach France from the UK?

Direct Flights to France operated by carriers such as Air France- the national carrier- and BA are amongst the many. Budget alternatives or low cost alternatives are also possible with Easyjet, Flybe and Ryanair.

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