If French flair, intricate art and vast vineyards appeal to you, why not plan a trip to France this summer. Covering over 643,000km there is so much to see and do, it will be hard to fit in everything that tickles your fancy. Whether you wish to experience wine tasting, go kayaking or are happy to take a boat trip down the River Seine there is something for everyone. So, read our top tips for exploring France and fall in love with France.
Glamour in the city
For the ultimate vacation in France, you can’t miss out the capital of romance – Paris. Even if you don’t have a partner, a journey to Paris is well worth the effort. Marvel at the intricate architecture, browse and shop at the most high-end names in fashion at Champs-Elysées and enjoy dining and fine restaurants. City passes can allow you entry to the top attractions including queue jumps so you don’t need to waste precious time standing in line. Make sure you have the Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre and Notre Dame cathedral on your list of things to see – if you have a spare day perhaps organise a ticket for Disneyland too. Add the ultimate glamour and class to your visit to Paris by staying in luxury serviced apartments – with special views across the city, we recommend Fraser Suites Harmonie in the vibrant La Défense area of the city.
Hit the countryside
Venture on down to Provence to soak up the warm Mediterranean sun, smell delicious olive groves and lavender fields. Fly into Marseille airport and you can have the option of hiring a car or using public transport to get around. Sip on tantalising rosé wine as you watch the world go by from village cafés dotted around the hills. This region of France is well known for its serene beauty, outdoor sports and adrenaline pumping activities in addition to enjoying a high-class lifestyle. If you’re lucky enough, you may stumble upon a fresh produce market with fresh baking, fish and meats.
The colourful city of Nice, the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur in the very south west of France sits snug next to the Spanish border on the Mediterranean coastline. The culture of the city is an eclectic mix of urban city streets, a stunning seaside coastline, mesmerising gothic architecture and incredible food. Lapping the French Riviera, thousands flock here each year. It’s the perfect location to sunbathe during the day, and go shopping once the sun goes down after enjoying dining at one of the many seafood or French fare restaurants. You won’t be disappointed.