France has won the 2018 FIFA World Cup! What a fascinating match it was. Before they became the world champions of the most popular sport, ‘France’ conjured up visions of magical Paris with the historic monuments, the charming language of French, the sophisticated cuisine, its hertiage of fine wines and the stylish men and women. And who can forget the French contribution to the joie de vivre – art of living! A real melting pot, France is one of the world’s most diverse countries. Discover its picturesque landscapes, its glorious cities, its glamorous coastline
and its inviting vineyards.
But there is more to France than just romantic and vibrant Paris. From the beautiful, azure seas of the French Riviera to Normandy’s beaches high up in the north, France delights all the senses. Visit the historical Normandy Landing Beaches; join a candlelight procession in Lourdes, a renowned pilgrimage site; visit the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel. Also, witness spectacular views from the Eiffel Tower in Paris; and enjoy the castles in the Loire Valley—Château Chambord, Chenonceau, and Clos Lucé. Enjoy a wine tasting at St. Emilion, world famous for its wine, or at Marché Aux Vins in Beaune, capital of the Burgundy region. A special treat is an overnight in an authentic French château in the Loire Valley. Breathtaking landscapes, delicious cuisine, historical sights, fabulous wines, world-famous shopping, and so much more—it all awaits you in France!
Paris is really the jewel in the French Crown. She stimulates the senses, demands to be seen, heard, touched, tasted and smelt. From romance along the Seine to landscapes on bus-sized canvases, here is the essence of all things French.There is so much to see and do within this magnificent city itself that you may tempted to skip the rest of the country. Even against your better judgement! From the majestic Eiffel Tower to the celebrated Arc De Triomphe, from the pristine Sacre Coeur to the world’s largest museum – Louvre. Your days in Paris could be extremely busy but do take time to sit back and relax in the many charming street cafes that Paris is really famous for!
The French Riviera
Also known as Côte d’Azur (Gold Coast), this region is the county of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Principality of Monaco. It is located in the extreme south-east of France, next to the Italian border. The French Riviera shelters the
2nd busiest airport in France, located in Nice and is about an hour away from Paris. With sunshine through most part of the year, the French Riviera is a popular destination both travelers from around the world! The most popular cities in this region are Nice, Cannes and Grasse. While Nice is famous for its spectacular beaches, Cannes is where the world’s glitterati lands for a vacation!
Perfectly situated in the heart of France, midway between Paris and the Cote d’Azur, sharing its mountainous
borders with Switzerland and Italy, the Rhone-Alps, mainly compose of the French Alps and the Rhone Valley,
offers the most gorgeous panoramas of France. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Lyon located in this region, is France’s 3rd largest city. Lyon is the perfect gateway to access the charming mountain town of Chamonix home to the famed Mont-Blanc peak of Europe. Chamonix Mont-Blanc is a veritable Mecca for adventure lovers with over 45 summer and winter sports.
France is the birthplace of modern wine-making. Infact till date, French wines are among the most coveted wines around the world. On your vacation to France, don’t forget to indulge in some winetasting sessions in the country’s famous vineyards and even work at being a wine connoisseur from St.Emilion in Bordeaux to the rosé wines of Bandol in Provence! These places are as delectable visually as the wines are to the palates. From white wines to the light rosé to the rich garnet-shade red wines and the grand Champagne, taste all the ranges when you travel to this region.
One of the best ways to travel to France is with a reputed tour operator who offers you an exciting affordable tour of France will be an experience like no other. Travel with an international group of companions, enjoy the guidance of world class tour directors, get the local experiences in your vacation! Your thoughts will often return to very fond memories of France. For more information on vacations to France, click here.