The City of Light consistently ranks as one of the top cities in the world for travelers of all ages, interests, and backgrounds. The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Louvre Museum…the list of Paris’ must-see sights goes on. In addition to its many landmarks, the food, art, and culture of Paris make it an absolute must on your trip to France. With a population of over two million, Paris is the most populous city in France.
Fields of lavender, vine-covered villas in the hills, chilled rose in an outdoor café…Provence lures travelers in with its relaxed lifestyle and beautiful surroundings. The wide boulevards of Aix-en-Provence and religious importance of Avignon are some of the most popular destinations in this region where a car is advised
French Riviera (Cote d’Azur)
Famous for its luxurious lifestyle and sun-soaked mild climate, the French Riviera is France’s Mediterranean playground. Winding through old towns such as Menton and Villefranche sur Mer and cosmopolitan cities like Nice, Cannes, and Marseilles are all iconic stops along the Riviera.
History buffs should make a beeline for Normandy. A region in northern France, Normandy is most famous as being a battleground during World War II. Head for sites like Omaha Beach, site of the D-Day landing, the massive American Cemetery and Memorial and Caen Memorial.
Alsace has a strong German influence due to its proximity to Germany. This region is also renowned for its Christmas markets. Officially established as a tourist route in 1953, the Alsatian Wine Route is the most famous Wine Route in France with its medieval châteaux, Renaissance houses and charming villages. The route stretches over 100 miles from Marlenheim in the north down to Thann, and has some 1000 producers in 70 wine-growing villages.
With over 1700 miles of rugged coastline and walled medieval citadels, Brittany is an outlier region in France. The Breton language remains proudly spoken and pan-Celtic traditions can still be seen in the music and dance of the region. Driving along the north coast between the ferry ports of St-Malo and Roscoff is the best way to see the charming villages and rocky coastline of Brittany.
The Loire Valley is iconic castles, storybook villages, and fine wine. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Loire Valley is noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours, but in particular in its world-famous castles like the Château de Chambord.
Stretching from Provence to the Pyrenees, the Languedoc is a coastal region in southern France famous for its ancient towns, long sandy beaches and wine. Among its highlights is Carcassonne, a fortified town surrounded by 1.9 miles of walls and 52 massive towers, the town of Beziers and Pyrenees mountains.
A region in southwestern France, Aquitaine is a hidden gem in France. Its capital city Bordeaux is synonymous with wine, but holds a number of historical and cultural sites worth seeking out. Outside of Bordeaux, visitors can explore Arcachon Bay, the Dune of Pilat, the coastal resort city of Biarritz, the medieval village of Saint-Emilion and the scenic countryside of the Dordogne.
Paris & South of France
If you’re looking for an iconic French vacation, this is it. Travel to the legendary city of Paris and experience the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur.