#With so many fantastic destinations to visit, France is one of those places you can visit time and time again and still not feel that you have done the country justice. Whether you are exploring the cultural delights of the cities, sunbathing or skiing – your first trip to France will not be your last!
Where To Visit
Paris, the City of Light, is a great choice for those looking for a city holiday or a quick weekend getaway. Home to some of France’s most iconic landmarks, Disneyland and many cultural attractions, this cosmopolitan capital will not disappoint.
Formerly the silk capital of the world, today Lyon is the gastronomical capital. Lyonnais cooking has a formidable reputation, drawing in foodies from all over the world. From dining in Lyon’s many Michelin-starred restaurants and bouchons to taking in the visual splendour of the renaissance neighbourhood, Lyon is truly a feast for the senses!
If you fancy catching some sun, France has plenty of beach resorts to choose from. The idyllic island of Corsica suited to those looking for a quiet break while glamorous St Tropez draws in those looking for a livelier beach break.
Whether you are a seasoned skier or want to give it a go for the first time, travellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to ski resorts in France. Some of the most popular include Courchevel, Flaine and Chamonix.
Where To Stay
From cheap hotels with basic amenities to luxurious resorts with every creature comfort you could think of, accommodation in France runs the full gamut. Bed and breakfasts, called chambres d’hotes, are some of the most affordable and charismatic accommodation options in the country. This type of accommodation is more prevalent in rural areas as opposed to large cities.
Travel To France
Flying is often the quickest way to get to France from the UK. There are plenty of airports throughout the country and there is a great selection of airlines offering flights to France. On average, you can expect a flight from London to Paris to take just over an hour. Alternatively, many people travel to France choose to take the Eurostar to Paris. You board the Eurostar at London St Pancras International and it can get you to Paris in just over two hours. Eurostar prices vary considerably throughout the year. Nevertheless, some great deals can be had if you book your ticket in advance or book in a group.