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France is the country of romance, fresh baked crusty baguettes and delicious wine. For all human beings of the globe France is associated with the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. France is all this and much more.
It’s a country with fantastically beautiful nature, wonderful lavender fields in Provence, the most charming Gaube Lake or the famous Mer de Glace glacier. Reveal the real France for yourself with our best travel experts! En avant pour l’aventure!
South of France region
Majestic Landscapes and Lakes
Dune of Pilat
Dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe, is located in La Teste-de-Buch commune in the Arcachon Bay area and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and ancient pine forest. Its history dates back 8 thousand years. The Dune was shaped on the coast as a result of interaction of high and low tides and strong winds.
The Verdon Gorge
The Verdon Gorge (Gorges du Verdon) is considered to be one of the key natural attractions of France. Majesty of the unspoiled nature makes Gorges du Verdon a place of special beauty. The Verdon Gorge is often called the biggest canyon in Europe. It is about 800 meters deep and about 20 km long. In some points it is 1500 meters wide from one side to the other.
Mer de Glace Glacier
Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in France, is 7 km long and 200 meters deep. It is also a popular ski itinerary and every winter one can see thousands of skiers going down the glacier, running through the famous Vallée Blanche and finishing at the Montenvers station.
Lake Capitello located on the island of Corsica is a place which is definitely worth adding to the list of beautiful lakes of France. A small round-shaped Alpine lake surrounded by peaks of the Restonica Valley is known for its crystal clear waters and incredibly beautiful landscapes. As a rule tourists visit two destinations within a single day - Lake Capitello and Lake Melo.
Pont du Gard Bridge
The ancient Romans really topped themselves having constructed an aqueduct which is as tall as a modern 16-storey building. The giant bridge crosses the river Gordon and was built as a part of a system of pipes to carry water over 50 km to the former Roman city Nîmes.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace and Park of Versailles (Parc et château de Versailles) is located in the city of Versailles, south-west of Paris. The Palace of Versailles has been listed as a World Heritage Site. The most famous room in the Palace is the Hall of Mirrors with 17 windows that are composed of more than 357 mirrors. Decorated with magnificent сrystal chandeliers, torchieres, vases, sculptures and paintings the Hall of Mirrors is a real highlight of the Palace of Versailles.
Aven Armand Cave
Aven Armand is an underground cavity located around 100 meters deep and is known for a forest of more than 400 spectacular stalagmites which form incredibly beautiful natural structures. Aven Armand cave is known for the world’s tallest stalagmite of 30 meters.
Carcassonne is a city located just 1 hour from Toulouse and 3 hours from Barcelona. The medieval walled city was built on the ruins of an old Roman fortress. In the 13C it served as the center of the Crusades against the Albigensians.
No doubt, Paris is the main landmark of France. It’s the city of love, delicious wine and fresh baked crusty baguettes. While staying in Paris, take your time to stroll along Avenue des Champs-Elysées, to relax yourself on the restaurant outdoor terrace sipping a Bordeaux wine, admiring the panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower and enjoying flavors of the city.
Thanks to its location Bonifacio is likely to be the most extraordinary city in Corsica.
The old walled town with the citadel and narrow streets is located on a narrow limestone promontory that sticks out into the sea. However, the old town is not Bonifacio’s only attraction. The city’s surroundings with nice beaches, sea caves, lighthouses, islands, cliffs and medieval chapels are also worth attention.
Aix-en-Provence is one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast France. It is located in Provence region and is surrounded by the Luberon massif. Narrow stone streets with old Baroque mansions dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, nice squares, ancient fountains and numerous markets are among the main attractions of the city.
Annecy is a city located in the Northern Alps, South-East of France. It lies along the shore of Lake Annecy and River Tiu. Annecy is known for its medieval town center with its cobbled streets, winding canals and streams, and pastel houses in the old part of the city.
Best Attractions for Kids in France
Make your kids’ dream come true at Disneyland Paris. It’s a must-visit attraction that has become a magic place for children around the world. Disneyland Paris is a complex of two amusement parks by the Walt Disney Company located in the town of Marne-la-Vallée, 32 km west of Paris.
Bioparc Doué-La-Fontaine is a 15-hectare zoo located in Pays de la Loire and is home to around 1200 animals representing over 130 species. The park lies in the quarry that formerly was the source of shell stone. The Zoo is also known as a protected area to prevent the loss of endangered species and threatened wild nature.
The Regional Park of Camargue
Camargue designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve and a natural regional park, is located just in the area where the Rhone River flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
Camargue is vast marshlands in the Rhone River delta and is regarded as one of the cultural highlights of Provence. The area is to some extent unique and is notable for Biological diversity, rich fauna and flora, beauty of landscapes and exceptional conditions for agriculture. Your kids will definitely love it!
Museum of Magic
The Museum of Magic in Paris invites the visitors to plunge into the history of magic and illusion. The museum contains a unique collection of various artifacts of magic like paraphernalia, automatons, optical illusions, old posters, props and gadgets, gravures, and other magicians' objects and accessories.
Wine Museum of Paris
The Wine Museum of Paris (Musée du Vin) is a cultural venue located in Charles Dickens Square. The Wine Museum is housed in old medieval quarries, which were used as cellars in the 15th century. Currently the museum is located in Rue des Eaux. It takes its name from the discovery of hot springs that had been exploited for 200 years and were discovered in the 17th century.
The Musée d'Orsay in Paris is a must-see gallery for all lovers of art and particularly of Impressionist art. The largest exposition is housed in a three-storey building which originally was a railway station. The museum displays a diverse collection of masterpieces of art including paintings and sculptures by European masters who lived and worked from the mid-19th century until the early 20th century, thus covering the period in history of art between Louvre Museum and the Pompidou Center.
Museum Bayeux Tapestry
The Museum Bayeux Tapestry houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry which is considered to be a unique example of secular Romanesque art. The tapestry depicts the events concerning everyday life of the Normans during the reign of King Edward the Confessor, the Battle of Hastings, appearance of Halley's Comet and others. The Bayeux Tapestry is listed in UNESCO Memory of the World.
Ethnographic Musée du quai Branly
Designed by Jean Nouvel as a “museum built around a collection” it exhibits
an extensive collection of artifacts and works of art from cultures across Africa, Asia, Oceania and other colonized territories including the Americas. In addition to the technologies that have become standard in museums, the exposition includes amazing examples of human-computer interactions.
All parks in Paris are closed to the public overnight.
After 9 p.m. in summertime and 6 p.m. in wintertime the security will ask you to leave the territory. The rule is applied to the stations as well. In France trains do not run during night hours.
Be sure to keep your metro ticket until you exit the metro barriers.
Ticket inspectors operate both at the entrance and the exit and can check your ticket at any given point. If you haven’t got any you’ll receive a fine.
Speed Limits in France Be careful on the roads. The basic speed limits in France are: on urban roads 50 km/h, in rural areas 80 km/h, on motorways 130 km/h. Bear in mind that speed limits depend on weather conditions, so pay attention to the speed limit signs while driving.
Taxi in Paris In France it is not customary to catch a taxi in the streets. They usually do not stop when hailed. You can get one only at a taxi rank. Another interesting but pretty odd fact is that a passenger is not allowed to occupy the seat next to the driver.
Grocery Stores In France Both large and small grocery stores in France are closed on Sundays. The French do not want to spend lovely Sunday days doing the shopping. They prefer to spend their weekends going out for fun and entertainment, attending movies and theaters or just taking strolls.
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the largest international airport in France and one of the largest Europe and world airports. It is located in Roissy-en-France, approximately 25 km northeast of Paris. The airport has three terminals.
Marseille Provence Airport
If you are planning to visit the most romantic area of France and lavender fields of Provence, Marseille Provence is the airport you should arrive at. The airport serves as the main gateway for travelers who want to feel the romance of Provence region or the idyllic and sunny atmosphere of Marseille.
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Airports in the French Riviera (Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur) serve tourists who are planning to visit the most famous cities of southern France. The airport with an absolutely beautiful name - Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur (Nice International Airport) might be of special interest to them.
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport is the fourth largest airport in east-central France both by size and passenger traffic. In 2000 the airport was named after Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the famous native of Lyon and the aviation pioneer and writer. The airport is located 20 km southeast of Lyon's city center and features two runways and three terminals.
HOTEL Domaine des Etangs
An idyllic location. A slice of Heaven on Earth. It is really worth visiting, discovering, feeling, enjoying flavors of nature and the beauty of the surroundings. Incredible renovation of the property.
Hôtel Marinca & Spa
Fantastic view and location. Friendly and helpful staff. A pretty delicious gourmet cuisine. Both restaurants have an amazing location.
Les Lodges Du Reynou
Great location with lovely nature and animals. Nice breakfast… It was a wonderful time.
Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur
The best impressions! Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent meals. The most stunning room view. Beautiful interior design. I'm absolutely thrilled!
Renting a car (AT + air conditioning) 595,47 € / approximately 7 days (+134 € for one-way rental)
Hotel check-in / Overnight stop Hôtel Napoleon Paris 1 night, 1 adult 533€ Taxes +4€ Breakfast on request 32 €
Breakfast in hotel
A sightseeing tour of Paris (Eiffel Tower, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Palace of Versailles)
A stroll in Montmartre
Lunch at Signature Montmartre (Average price 65-80 € per person)
Guided tour of Fragonard Perfume Museum (Musee du Parfum - Fragonard) 15 € per person
A stroll in Place des Vosges
Dinner at La Table de Colette (Average price 69 € per person)
A roundtrip cruise on the River Seine (a group cruise 6-15 € per person, 25€ per couple)
Hotel check-in / one-night stay Hôtel Napoleon Paris 1 night, 1 adult € 220 3 taxes +€ Breakfast on request 32 €
Breakfast in hotel (32 €)
Leaving for Normandy
Arrival at Arromanches-les-Bains
Lunch at the La Marine restaurant (Average price 30-40 € per person)
Leaving for the village of Camembert
Arrival at the village
Tour of La Maison du Camembert, cheese sampling (3,50 € per person)
Leaving for Gace
Dinner at the Restaurant Brasserie du Center (Average price 25-30 € per person)
Hotel check-in / one-night stay Domaine des Thomins 1 night, 1 adult € 90 Taxes +€ 1 Breakfast included
Leaving for The Loire Valley, stay in the town of Mont-Saint-Michel
Arrival at Mont-Saint-Michel
Lunch at the La Confiance Restaurant (Average price 50-60 € per person)
Leaving for the Loire Valley, the city of Tours
Arrival in the city of Tours
Dinner at the Les Bartavelles Restaurant (Average price 40-45 € per person)
Hotel check-in / One-night stay Les Trésorières 1 night, 1 adult € 370 Taxes +€ 3 Breakfast on request 28 €
Breakfast in hotel (28 €)
Leaving for Val de Loire
Arrival at Val de Loire
Tour of the Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil and the gardens
Lunch at Aux Jeunes Pousses Restaurant (Average price 50 € per person)
Wine tour Ackerman (Entrance fee 5 € per person)
Tour of the Château de Chambord, the largest and the most well-known château in the Loire Valley. (13 € - regular price, 18 € - Castle + presentation)
Dinner at Les Armes Du Château Restaurant (Average price 50-60 € per person)
Leaving for the city of Bourges
Arrival in the city of Bourges
Hotel check-in / One-night stay Hotel de Panette - Chambres historiques 1 night, 1 adult € 352 Taxes +€ 1
Leaving for the city of Lyon
Arrival in the city of Lyon
Lunch at Agastache Restaurant (Average price 40-50 € per person)
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Sightseeing tour of the old city
Leaving for the city of Avignon
Arrival in the city of Avignon
Dinner at Avenio Restaurant (Average price 45-50 € per person)
A night stroll around Avignon’s streets
Hotel check-in / One-night stay Hôtel Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon 1 night, 1 adult € 369 Taxes +€ 1
Tour of Palais des Papes, the residence of the Popes (Entrance fee 12 € per person)
After the Palais des Papes tour - leisure hours in the park near the Palace. Another attraction worth seeing is the Avignon bridge with only four arches left, out of the 22.
Lunch at the Le Goût du Jour Restaurant (Average price 35-40 € per person) (Tip: Order some takeout food for a picnic)
Leaving for the village of Sault and for Lavender Tour
Arrival at Sault
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tour with locals (3 € per person), a picnic in lavender field
Leaving for the city of Marseille
Arrival in Marseille
Returning the rental car
Night stroll around the city, farewell to France
Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey is a medieval abbey located within the city and island of Mont-Saint-Michel, Northwest France. The bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is well-known for its tides that hold the record in Europe with heights of 14 meters.
The Etretat Chalk Cliffs
The Etretat Chalk Cliffs is one of the most picturesque spots on the Alabaster Coast of France. The height of the cliffs is about 80 m at Etretat and above 100-120 meters further North at Fécamp. The Etretat Chalk Cliffs are built of limestone and silicon.
Parc des Volcans d'Auvergne
A magnificent volcanic mountain range consisting of 80 volcanoes extends over 35 km in the Massif Central. Another exciting attraction is Mont-Dore called the Little Chamonix. It’s a ski resort located south of Parc des Volcans d'Auvergne in the Massif Sancy. On your way to the resort you can enjoy views of scenic landscape with sheared cliffs, peaceful plateaus, and roaring mountain rivers flowing into the lake.
The famous French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast area of France extending from Marseille to the Italian border. Wonderfully mild and warm climate, breathtaking nature, warm sea water and fashionable hotels make it the most popular destination among celebrities and the richest people in the world.
Le VIP Paris Yacht Hotel
VIP Paris Yacht Hôtel is a luxury hotel located on the River Seine in Paris. The hotel is not only for celebrities, there are no limits for anyone to enter the restaurant. Dreaming to go on a cruise, admire panoramic views of Paris from the magnificent River Seine while sitting at the boat’s restaurant and drinking champagne? Dreams come true with Le VIP Paris Yacht!
Beef or steak tartare made from raw ground steak, egg yolk and hot pepper sauce mixed together is considered to be a highlight of French cuisine. Local chefs are real experts in cooking amazingly tasty tartare.
At the MICHELIN Star L’Orangerie restaurant you will definitely get a new gastronomic experience that boosts senses. The restaurant offers light, balanced and tender meals focusing on vegetarian, fish and dairy recipes - all presented in a relaxed intimate setting. This is the place where the culinary trends of the future are emerging.
Prive de dessert
Let's face it, who didn't have a childhood dream to eat desserts all the time? Prive de dessert is a restaurant where all dishes look like desserts, but none actually are. By the way, “Prive de dessert“ means “You'll go without dessert!”
What is the best age to take a child to Disneyland Paris?
Disneyland Paris is best suited to 4-5-year-olds. However, there are plenty of magical attractions for the toddlers as well. Just take into account that little kids get tired fast of both crowds and overwhelming impressions.
What do I need to rent a car in France?
An International Driving Permit, passport and a credit card are required to operate a car in France. The minimum age for drivers is 21. Besides, some companies may require you to have had your driver’s license for at least one year.
What is the best time to visit France?
May and September-October are the best months to visit Paris and the central regions of the country. August-September is the best season for vacation on the French Riviera. As for the ski resorts in the French Alps, all seasons are lovely. Wintertime you can enjoy skiing, and summertime you can admire the stunning beauty of nature. But bear in mind that in October-November and March the weather is often rainy and chilly.
Do I need anything special to drive in France?
French roads have a variable maximum speed limit: on urban roads 50 km/h, in rural areas 80 km/h, on motorways 130 kp/h. Take into account that the speed limit depends on weather conditions, therefore pay attention to the speed limit signs. Besides, in France tolls are paid at toll gates. Toll fees are: 6,3 € for the first two hours and then 11,7 € per day.
Where can I buy public transport tickets alongside stations and bus terminals?
It might surprise you but you can buy a ticket at any newsagents and café-tabacs. Bear in mind to keep your ticket on you to avoid an instant fine.
Is the country safe
Fire Service: 18
Consulate:  (1)43122222
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