France, located in Europe, is ranked as the first tourist destination in the world with over 89 milion international tourists in 2018. The most popular tourist site is Paris, thanks to its museums, his extraordinary sightseen like the Tour Eiffel and the romantic touch. Other sites are Loire Valley, Touluse, Strasbourg, Bordeaux. Many smaller towns are also of high cultural interest, like Collonges-la-Rouge, Locronan, or Montsoreau.
Planning a romantic weekend in Paris is a good solution, but we encourage you to consider an immersive trip from the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) to the beautiful Normandy, north-west of France. In this case, a full week should be considered.
The best time to visit France is in spring (April-May), summer (June-August), or autumn (September- October). Especially in spring temperatures are very mild and pleasant with an oscillation between 13 and 20 degrees.
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|Time in France
|50% Christianity (Catholicism 47%, Protestantism 2% and Orthodoxy 1%)
|67.413.000 ( May 2021 estimate)
|Unesco World Heritage Sites
France is the largest country in Western Europe and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. It has 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Of course, the city that attracts the most tourists is the romantic Paris but immediately followed by 6 million tourists a year is the area of the fairytaile castles of the Loire. The main cities include Marseille, Lyon, Toulose, Lille, Bordeaux, Nice and Cannes. Religious tourism is also widespread among the various sanctuaries: Lourdes and St. James are a clear exemple of this.
Located on the western edge of Europe, France borders Belgium and Luxembourg in the northeast, Germany, Switzerlad and Italy in the east, the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco, Spain and Andorra in the south.
The differents regions of the country display incredible variety: cultural and heritage, their traditions and cuisine, sea or mountain, town or country. For every passion and interest there is the right place to go! Mountain enthusiasts can choose between the French Alps or the French side of the Pyrenees. Nature lovers can visit the endless expanses of lavander in Provence. There is plenty of choice so you just have to leave!
France is renowned for its food. Simple combinations of rich and unique flavours make French cuisine an unforgettable experience for the palate! The typical dishes of the French tradition need no introduction and even the most difficult palate will find satisfaction. In the characteristic bistros you can taste the famous onion soupe, the coq au vin, the bœuf bourguignon, the ratatouille, the tarte tatin, macarons and crepes suzettes.
Champagne is produced exclusively in the French region of the same name. It is the only French wine that can be made mixing red and white wine. Being able to visit the various vineyards and their cellars is an experioence not to be missed and a way to learn more about the viticultural landscape of this region.