Travelling across France, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s lots of countries instead of just one. Brittany and Normandy are famous for their wide, sandy beaches, the majestic chateaux of the Loire Valley matched only by Cinderella’s stunning castle in Disneyland® Paris, the vineyards of Champagne or Burgundy are as breathtaking as the ski slopes of the Pyrenees and nothing can compare to chic, style of the lavender scented towns of the south.
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- Alps-Mont Blanc
- French Riviera
- Loire Valley
- Biarritz Pays Basque
- Languedoc- Mediterranean
Paris & Disneyland®
Paris has something for everyone – it’s a multifaceted, magical, mythical and sometimes surprising capital that is always exciting.
People come to Paris to admire its exceptional architectural and cultural heritage, making it one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
And about thirty minutes from Paris, you can visit Disneyland®!
Around the world, Disneyland® is known for being the place where dreams become reality. Disneyland® Paris is no exception to the rule. For children and adults alike, experience the magic …
In the South of France, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, sits a region of light and vibrant color.
Just three hours by TGV from Paris, the sky here is azure and the sun shines. In Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, the sea is at your feet and the Alpine peaks are just a few hours away by car.
Vibrant and authentic, the Champagne-Ardenne is not only known for its famous bubbly beverage, but it is also known as a beautiful region filled with great lakes and natural parks. Highlights include the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park, the Orient Forest Regional Natural Park, and the Ardennes mountain range.
Just a short distance from the UK, Normandy is the ideal destination for lovers of history, art, the outdoors and food. From William the Conqueror to the D-Day Beaches, from the UNESCO heritage of Le Havre to the haunts of the Impressionists, from the Mont-Saint-Michel to the cliffs of Etretat, Normandy has it all. And family holidays are child’s play with so many great places to stay and fun things to do.
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Explore the spectacular, wild Breton coastline at La Pointe du Raz, see the sights of the beautiful Pink Granite Coast, or amble through Brocéliande Forest and discover its links to Arthurian legend. Take a boat trip to one of the many Breton islands for true inspiration, or visit Pont-Aven, a favourite haunt of famous artists such as Paul Gauguin. Taste the delights of the region with a delicious Breton crêpe, washed down with a fruity cider. Get a real sense of authentic Breton culture at a ‘festnoz’. And experience Brittany to the full through an unforgettable ‘Brittany Experience’…
Burgundy has long been known as a place of artistic and historical interest, famous for its Romanesque heritage and exceptional wines, but it also holds many surprises. Renaissance châteaux and medieval castles stand tall amongst the vineyards. Discover for yourself the wealth of activities that the region has to offer – from unusual outings to street festivals, from inland waterway trips to cycling holidays, Burgundy’s many treasures await you.
The Alps are the largest mountain chain in Europe, extending for almost 1,000km with a surface area of 35,000km² in France. The most symbolic peak of the mountain range is Mont Blanc which stands at an altitude of 4,810m.
The French Alps offer numerous opportunities for hiking through its natural parks. In addition to acting as habitat for many protected species, the parks also boast beautiful lakes.
The Alps are the ideal destination for a whole host of leisure and outdoor activities!
At the heart of Europe, between the Southern Alps and the Mediterranean, come be amazed by the Côte d’Azur, or French Riviera. Embark on a sea excursion to the Lérins Islands, or visit the pebble beach resorts of Mandelieu-la-Napoule in Menton. The Mercantour National Park, together with the 13 other natural parks in the Côte d’Azur department, make up a vast playground for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canyoning, climbing, and caving.
Lying 200 kilometres from the French Riviera, Corsica is almost in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Its landscapes, monuments and beautiful beaches, make this island an ideal destination for walking on the GR20, relaxing, and discovering the age-old heritage and traditions associated with the Corsican way of life.
Loire Valley: Pays de la Loire, Ocean & Loire region
Pays de la Loire, Ocean and Loire region
Whatever you are looking for… you’ll find it here! The enchanting Val de Loire (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a treasure trove of experiences including Fontevraud Abbey, the châteaux at Angers and Saumur and the many famous vineyards. The region is defined by its rivers: the Loire, Sarthe and Mayenne and 450kms of Atlantic coastline. An excellent way to see it is by bike, using the ‘Loire à Vélo’ cycle path winding along the banks of the river to the Atlantic coast. Creativity is in abundance with the spectacular ‘Machines de I’île’ in Nantes, the ‘Puy du Fou’ themed park and the ‘Nuit des Chimères’ festival in Le Mans… Now’s the time to start planning your holidays!
Between the Germanic and Latin worlds, Alsace is a mosaic of hills, mountains and plains, dotted with castles, vineyards and traditional villages like Riquewihr and Hunspach. Firmly anchored in modern Europe, the region has a number of towns full of character, which are among the most beautiful in all of France and have preserved a strong identity based on a particular way of life.
A two thousand year old city, situated at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon rests below the impressive Fourvière and Croix Rousse hills. In Lyon, visitors can take a unique journey through time and across cultures, by strolling down its narrow streets, crossing its “traboules“ (narrow secret passages), walking along its bustling docks, passing through its impressive squares, and seeing over 200 sites illuminated at night.
Biarritz Pays Basque, Aquitaine, Limousin & Poitou-Charentes
Biarritz owes its continued popularity not only to its beaches and surfing spots, but also to its golf courses and health spas, not to mention the many festivals and cultural events that are held here throughout the year.
It enjoys a wonderful location on the sea, yet is just a stone’s throw from the mountains. The surrounding region has retained its authenticity, and Spain is just across the border. Rarely does one destination offer so much variety.
Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées
Unspoilt countryside and wide open spaces like the Pyrenees, villages of character and historical attractions such as Rocamadour, rivers and canals like the Canal du Midi, vineyards and towns such as Toulouse in the colours so typical of the South of France: Midi Pyrénées is all about discovery, new experiences and the human touch. Famous for its gastronomy, friendly and endearing, this region takes up much of Southern France between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
The Languedoc-Mediterranean region is a land of contrasts, boasting coastline and mountains, lively towns and the deserts of the Causses, ancient history and futuristic architecture. The seaside resorts along the region’s 220 km-long coastline tempt visitors to relax by the sea. Make your way to the Cévennes foothills and explore the area on foot, on the back of a donkey, or by steam train.
Nord-Pas de Calais is ideally situated between three European capitals, all the ingredients of an authentic French fix are right there on our doorstep, easy to reach from home. Forget any ideas of Northern France being flat, industrial or uninteresting – it’s surprisingly rural, gorgeously undulating and overflowing with culture. Beautiful beaches, stunning museums, and memorable meals. The towns such as Arras, Lille or Boulogne sur mer are very beautiful and people here are proud of our shared history, the welcome is always warm. Whether you are coming for a cultural visit, shopping and gastronomy, wartime History, coastal activities or just to relax and enjoy a taste of France , your perfect break is much closer than you think : Nord-Pas de Calais Real France Real close!
Bordeaux, Aquitaine, Limousin & Poitou-Charentes
The regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes, in the South west, have all you’re looking for, to enjoy the French culture and art de vivre.
If you’re more a city person, go for Bordeaux, Limoges or Poitiers.
You’re a nature lover? You’ll love the Marais Poitevin, the Pyrénées or the Regional Park of Millevaches.
If the beach is your thing, from La Rochelle to the Basque Country, families and sports fans will enjoy the long sandy beaches.
Auvergne offers a wide range of outdoor activities, but also has a rich heritage with impressive Romanesque churches and remarkable medieval fortress and castles.
The local gastronomy and wine is another reason to come to discover this stunning region.