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France

France has been a favourite of the British for many years and is the world’s leading tourist destination, it’s somewhere that has an allure for so many people. Home to some of the most famous historical sites in the world, and a culture like no other in Europe attract people year after year.

Naturally, you’ll find France on the bucket list of many – ticking off the big names like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Moulin Rouge, as well as the big museums in Paris. Heading out into the regions, wine is an important part of the French way of life – where you can visit the Champagne region in the east, and the Bordeaux region in the west.

During the winter, France is also a mecca for snow lovers with some of the best and well-kept ski resorts in Europe. Easily accessible for the Brits, with just a short flight to either Geneva or Grenoble – you’ll find world-class skiing as well as world-class apre-ski, and for those who don’t ski maybe some shopping.

France has a well-earned place in the heart of many, with so much to offer for anyone, and any generation.

Essential Information

BEST TIME TO VISIT

SUMMER – Head to the south of France for the vibrant beach scene.
SPRING & AUTUMN – A great time to explore the cities – Paris, Bordeaux, Nice, Nantes or Carcassonne.
WINTER – Just the time to hit the slopes in the biggest ski area in Europe.

FLIGHT TIME

Around a 45 minute flight to Paris, just over an hour to the south coast. You can also get there on the Eurotunnel or Ferry.

TIME ZONE

GMT/BST +1

CURRENCY

Euros

IDEAL FOR

Food lovers, skiers, culture, fashion and exploring.

HOW TO GET THERE

A number of flights from London to all over France – especially Paris, Nice, Toulouse and Bordeaux – and many to regional airports such as La Rochelle, Perpignan, Toulon, Marseille and Carcassonne.

LANGUAGE

French

IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH

Take the train, and combine a stay in Paris with the Loire Valley or Normandy; or drive and stay en route in Angers, La Rochelle or Bergerac.

OUR FAVOURITE FRENCH DESTINATIONS

BORDEAUX

ALPS

PARIS

CANNES

CORSICA

CARCASSONNE

PROVENCE

LOIRE VALLEY

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