France

France

A Holiday as Romantic as the French Language Itself

Considered the land of l’amour because of its romantic sights, impressive monuments and because of the melodic language spoken here, France is one of Europe’s most appealing countries for good reason.

Admire the “City of Light”, Paris and understand the meaning of its name as you enjoy a traditional French dinner in one of the restaurants on top of the Eiffel Tower. Visit the windmill construction from the 1900s, known under the name Moulin Rouge for a night of entertainment and the famous shows of cabaret. Take an educational journey to the Louvre. Built in the 12th century this huge museum displays 35 000 pieces of art including the world-renowned Mona Lisa. Observe the mighty Notre Dame cathedral with its incredible medieval architecture and its two broad towers, inspiration for fictional characters like Victor Hugo’s hunchback. If you still believe in fairytales dream away in Disneyland Paris or take part in the French Carnival in Nice where you can feel like the French aristocracy. Be active in the French Alps or shop along the Champs Elysees in one of the biggest shopping capitals in the world.  

Franceis a country of history, glamour and inspiration which can offer you a holiday as romantic as the French language itself.

Snowy Mountains And Vertical Drops: Les Arcs

Looking for a destination where you can be surrounded by billions of snowflakes, forever solid glaciers and winter sports passionate people? Characterized as one of the ''mega resorts'' in the French Alps, Les Arcs is a a comfortable world-class... in: France

Gardens Of Sensitivity And Symbolism : La Bambouseraie De Prafrance

In the world of plants, bamboo holds the record when it comes to growing. A symbol in many countries, used for multiple purposes, the exotic varied species are honored in the extravagance of the Bambouseraie de Prafrance.

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A French Monastery With Catalan Background: St Martin Du Canigou

Designated a Monument Historique in 1889, the old abbey of St. Martin du Canigou is believed to have been founded between 1005-1009. Exposing the Romanesque style developed in the Spanish region Catalonia in the 10th century, this French edifice... in: France

A Fortified Treasure: Castres

Derived from the Latin word ''castrum'' translated as ''fortified place'', the French destination where socialist leader Jean Jaures was born is one stop on the map for the ones interested in history, art or religion. Historically, Castres gained... in: France

The Thistle Capital: Nancy

Nicknamed the ''capitale de l'Est'' (the capital of the East), Nancy has been competing with the present capital city Paris starting with the 19th century when it grew to be an important center of art and architecture. Famous for being the... in: France

''Not French, Not Brenton, but Malouins'': St-Malo

The appeal of St. Malo does not resume to the fact that it is considered Brittany's most visited place. Guided by the motto ''not French, not Brenton, but Malouins'', this French destination and its medieval walls is the former home of the... in: France

The Birthplace Of The Emperor: Ajaccio

Napoleon Bonaparte was a famous military genius, a political leader, an emperor of France and a world renown cultural icon. A primary symbol in the country of the Eiffel Tower, Napoleon was born in the city Ajaccio. Carrying a Latin name with an... in: France

A Site To Galvanize The Artist in You: Cliffs of Étretat

Probably the most photographed spot in France, the eroded formations called the Cliffs of Etretat have been classified as a Site of Major National Importance and are among the most visited attractions in Upper Normandy. Painted at sunset, at... in: France

The Best Of Many An Empire: Metz

The city of Metz in France has seen conquerors come and go. It has seen Empires come and go. And it has seen borders come and go. What does remain are the ruins and buildings that these rulers and their empires have left behind. You'll find Metz... in: France

Stage For The 15th Century Stars: Rouen

The French city of Rouen in the Normandy region wasn't always French. It once belonged to the English, causing a rift known as the Hundred Years War--and giving us one of the most famous names of the 15th century, Joan of Arc. St. Joan of Arc... in: France

Where Medieval Is Modern Day History: Les Eyzies De Tayac

Les Eyzies de Tayac in the Dordogne Department of Aquitaine is a delight for anyone looking for the romantic side of France with chateaux, and those looking for something a bit more adventurous. History lovers will no doubt fall in love with this... in: France

The Motherlode Of Culture And History: Nîmes

For those of you looking for a place where you can go white water rafting or somehow manage to propel yourself at Mach-5 down a cliff (or something adrenaline pumping like that) then maybe the refined town of Nîmes (pronounced Nim) in Southern... in: France

The Scent Of A Good French Wine: Beaune

Beaune in the Côte-d'Or of the Burgundy Region is quite small, just over 30 kilometer square with a population of around 22,000 people. Lucky Ducks. Who wouldn't want to live around all those grapes that are made into the most delicious of French... in: France

A Land Fit For A Queen: Monpazier

Once home to Eleanor of Aquitaine (a British and French Queen) and Henry II of England, Monpazier is more famous for it being a "bastide" town. Whatever the politics surrounding this 13th century village's origins, you're bound to pretty much... in: France

Living Medieval In Today's World: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Unofficially the town of Sarlat-la-Canéda in the Dordogne Region of southwestern France is known simply as Sarlat. Whatever name you choose to call it, it doesn't change the fact that this medieval town (that's been around for the better part of... in: France

Dijon's Been Around Longer Than The Mustard: Dijon

It's a sure bet that many of you heard of Dijon mustard. But, how many of you know about the city of Dijon in the Côte-d'Or Department of the Burgundy Region was around long before the condiment found its way into recipes and sandwiches around... in: France

The Medieval French City of Porcelain: Limoges

Delicate porcelain, decorative enamels famous ever since the Middle Ages and oak barrels used in the production of the Cognac- all symbols of the French city Limoges.

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The Authentic Starry Night over Rhone: Arles

With Roman and Romanesque monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981, Arles has been known since ancient times as inhabited by the Ligurians, the Celtics, the Phoenicians and the Romans. The largest commune in metropolitan France has... in: France

French Romanticism and English Proximity: Calais

With its incredible geographical position overlooking the Strait of Dover, representing the narrowest point in the English Channel, the French town Calais is the closest one to its neighbor country, England.

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French Village of Grand Beauty: Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne, with its name translated as ''white ground on the Dronne” was designated one of the 152 French villages of quality heritage known as ''Le Plus Beaux Villages de France”.

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