France is such an easy holiday destination when you live in the UK. It is so close by that you do not need to allow days of travel to get there. As a result, the travel options are varied and the cost is relatively low. You could drive to France, get the train or travel across the channel by boat. Be prepared to speak a little French when you are over there. They expect you to at least try to communicate in their language! Here are a few areas that you need to visit at least once in your life.
This is on the coast in the North of France. It is so stunning and there is so much to see. You can discover Mont Saint-Michel and the Abbey built on it. There are of course the beaches, including the ones that bear such significance to the First World War. There are war graves that you can visit too. With many museums and cathedrals, Normandy is your culture stop.
Of course, Paris has to be on the list. It is simply stunning and so worth a visit. Everyone needs to experience the city of love. Of course, everyone knows the most famous sights, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. It is lovely to wander the streets in the evening and grab a macaron or three on the Champs-Elysées. A short train journey to the outskirts of Paris will take you to Disneyland. Always a popular idea if you travel with young ones or the not so young too! You would only need a couple of days there, as it is not huge.
If you are looking for a more chilled out stay, then a trip to the French countryside is a must. Dordogne, in the South West of France, is truly stunning. There are gardens and castles to visit and wander around, as well as the breathtaking Dordogne caves. The villages and towns have bustling markets, as well as plenty of cycling routes and vineyards. Perhaps not the best area to take children, but it would make for an amazing getaway as a couple.
The fantastic thing about France is the wide range of activities to choose from. If you want to visit a beach, you can. If you want history and museums, you have plenty to choose from. Skiing? You guessed it, it is available too! Skiing in the Alps is just fabulous. Visiting out of ski season is a great idea too, as long as you are into walking or hiking. There is great scenery, good food and plenty to do. The weather is often just right too. You will not want it to be scorching hot if you are planning on hiking.
Have you been to France before? Then do share what your favourite places to visit are.
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