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Most visitors who travel to France from the UK either land or arrive by train to Paris, giving them the perfect opportunity to explore the most romantic of capitals and its iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame and Sacre-Coeur Cathedrals and the lively Moulin Rouge cabaret shows. World-class art can be appreciated in the Louvre, the Pompidou Centre and the Musee D'Orsay, home to many of Monet's best works. World War II and D-Day history buffs can take in a tour of the Normandy Landing beaches in northern France, while castles and vineyards can be visited in the central regions of Burgundy and Auvergne. The French Riviera coastline is ideal for beach holidays and sailing while stunning mountain scenery can be found all year round on the northern slopes of the Pyrenees and in the French Alps.

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Discover the Cities of France

Looking for short breaks in France? The country is full of cities, each with their own unique landscapes, cuisine and history. Visit the capital of France during the winter time to experience an atmosphere specific to Paris, with snow covered rooftops and parks making it all the more romantic. Head over to Monaco during the Spring time to get some deserved relaxation, or the stunning Lille in the summer time.



 

France Information

Planning on traveling to France? Here is some basic information that might help you while planning your trip!

Everything you need to know when traveling in France

Language

French

Currency

Euro

Best time to go

Summer

Cuisine

If by the coast make sure to try some fresh seafood.

Main Cities

Paris, Marseille, Lyon
 

Beaches in France

Discover Nice

France has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, and some of the nicest weather during the summer. With most of the beaches having a nearby city these top beaches are ideal for short breaks with family or friends.

Best Beaches in France



Paris

Paris

Paris is of course known as one of the most romantic cities in Europe and the world over, and it's no surprise. During the day take a wander along the river, by night see the Eiffel Tower light up on the way to trying French wine in one of the cities many Jazz bars.

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Lyon

Lyon

Lyon is the second city of France, although overlooked a lot of the time because of the popularity of Paris. Lyon gets great weather most of the year and boasts amazing restaurants and bars.

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Lille

Lille

The ideal city to take a loved one, with chocolate shops and second hand book markets to explore. If shopping doesn't tickle your loved ones fancy, then why not try tango dancing under the stars at Vielle Bourse.

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg is not only a pretty city, but also cheap for a night out. On average a beer costs about three euros, and is full of bars serving beer from around the world.

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Bordeaux

Bordeux

Of course, when you think of Bordeaux you think of wine, and there's plenty of it. Bordeaux has a big student community which helps keep the prices in bars down, and keeps the clubs full year round.

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Marseille

After exploring the vast history of Marseille give a bar crawl a go along one of a few strips in the city. There's also no shortage of clubs in the city - perfect for a weekend away with friends.

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Normandy

Normandy

The whole region of Normandy is great for families and children. One of the nicest areas of France, it is also steeped in history, many of the museums have interactive sections for kids.

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Brittany

Brittany

One of the best places for a holiday with the family is the region of Brittany. With beautiful beaches and islands off the coast it's the perfect place to play pirates.

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French Riviera

The French Riviera

The region of The French Riviera is full of family friendly museums, restaurants and beaches for all the family to enjoy. The stunning scenery all around the region means that its great for a short break by the beach or a more extended stay to explore the whole region.

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Money Saving Tips

  • Passes:Get yourself a Paris Museum Pass to get savings on entrances and skipping queues. Many other cities in France offer similar passes for either two, four or six days.

  • Eat at local restaurants: Going out for dinner can be quite expensive in France. Make sure to avoid the tourist areas and do your research on good places to eat in the area you're visiting, there's bound to be a cheap alternative just off the beaten track which is not only cheaper but often the food will be better as well!

  • Book your train and bus tickets ahead: You can save a lot of money with buying your transportation tickets before. Buying them upon arrival at the station will often cost you a lot more.

 


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