France

Welcome to France

Welcome to FranceFrance is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations offering an abundance of culture and scenery. Paris, Avignon, Provence, Lyon, Beaune, Loire Valley to name a few are steeped in history and offer their unique atmosphere and charm.

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Unique Town and Cities

ParisParis is one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, and tourists to this wonderful city will find that things to see and do are almost limitless. Known as the ‘City of Light’, the beauty of Paris is overwhelming and architectural and artistic heritage combine to make any visit an unforgettable experience. The city of Paris got its name from the Parisii, a tribe of Gauls who settled on the Ile de la Cité between 250 and 200 B.C.

AvignonAvignon Named the City of the Popes or Altera Roma, Avignon retains the indelible mark of the Popes’ stay in the city, which was for a while the capital of the Medieval western world. Today, it is a prestigious cultural capital with its world-renowned Theatre Festival . The Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995

BeauneBeaune In the middle of the Côte d’Or, Beaune is the capital of the wine region. The town has a majesty about it rather like one of the good vintages it is famed for. At its centre is the Hôtel Dieu, the Hospices de Beaune, with its inner courtyard and colourful tiled roof. Radiating out are the cobbled streets with boutiques of all kinds from wine and food to avant-garde fashion.

BordeauxBordeaux Considered the world’s wine capital, Bordeaux started out as a Roman trading post, and passed into the hands of the English who owned it for some 300 years. Many of the grand chateaux in and around the city are still in English hands and many are open to tourists. Bordeaux acts as a central transport hub useful for accessing France’s famous wine-growing region

BurgundyBurgundy, or Bourgogne as it is known in Europe is the land where food and wine is an art form. Enjoy leisurely lunches and dinners, visit some of the beautiful & historic abbeys and châteaux, walk or drive around this unspoilt countryside. The roads are uncluttered and the pace of life meanders along. The local people are hospitable and you will find that it is a perfect place to explore.

ChampagneChampagne is a historic province in the northeast of France, best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region’s name. The area is about 160 km east of Paris. There are five departments within the region: Aisne, Aube, Haute-Marne, Marne, and Seine-et-Marne.


French RiveriaFrench Riviera
The Côte d’Azur, often known in English as the French Riviera, is the Mediterranean coastline of the south eastern corner of France, extending from Menton near the Italian border in the east to either Hyères or Cassis in the west. This coastline was one of the first modern resort areas. It began as a winter health resort for the British upper class at the end of the 18th century. With the arrival of the railway in the mid-19th century, it became the playground and vacation spot of aristocrats, such as Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, when he was Prince of Wales.

Loire ValleyLoire Valley (French: Vallée de la Loire) is known as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language. It is also noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours, but in particular for its world-famous castles, such as the Châteaux d’Amboise, Château de Chambord, Château de Villandry and Chenonceau and more particularly its many cultural monuments, which illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the Renaissance and the Age of the Enlightenment on western European thought and design

ProvenceProvence
No other region of France stimulates the senses as strongly as Provence. The soft light and its vivid landscape of pastel colours have inspired writers and artists like Van Gogh and Picasso. The countryside redolent with wild herbs is scattered with historic fortified medieval towns such as Avignon and Aix-en-Provence and the ancient Roman towns like Orange and Arles with their great monuments, arches and coliseums.

Map of France

Map of France
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