From its classy Cote D’Azur resorts to the beaches of Normandy, there is a lot of France to discover.
This a region full of surprises. From the rugged Atlantic Coast to serene inland villages,
where life goes at a slower pace, Brittany is a great area to explore. Sights include the ancient
Standing Stones at Carnac, the picturesque harbor at St Goustan, the walled town of St Malo and not
forgetting the outstanding Mont St Michel.
The D-Day beaches and the War Graves are a reminder of the sacrifices made in World
War 2. There are a number of interpretive centres along the coastline that are worthy of a visit.
Normandy also has historic towns like Bayeaux, famous for it’s Tapestry.
Paris: From the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, the city of Paris is on most travellers lists. To
avoid the crowds head to the area around the Canal St Martin, grab a coffee and croissant and watch
the world go by.
One of the country’s best known wine regions, this area has been a bone of contention for
many years, as the border with Germany kept moving. Many of the towns have a Germanic feel,
which makes for some interesting architecture and customs.
A land of grand estates, and central to the history of France. The valley was a strategic
area linking the north to the south so was populated by royalty and noble folk. People are now
drawn here by the Renaissance castles, quaint villages, gastronomy and wine.
With over 7000 winemakers, its not hard to realize one of the main industries in this area.
However, there is more to the region than wine. Head to the coastal town of Biscarosse, where you
will find Europe’s tallest sand-dune and can swim in the warm turquoise waters of the nearby lake.
Known as the Pink City, due to the color of its buildings, Toulouse has a surprisingly Italian
feel. It is a wonderful city to wander around, particularly on the banks of the River Garonne. The
fortified town of Carcassonne and its 52 turrets is stunning from all angles.
Promenading along the croissette at Cannes is a must if you are in the area. Whilst
many visitors head to the beach, the old town is worth the climb for great views over the coast.
Monaco and Monte Carlo are not too far away, the casino and the Formula 1 route being big