From world-class art at Paris's Louvre to Brittanys windswept sandy beaches, France is a feast for the senses. Medieval history comes alive along Strasbourgs cobblestoned lanes, while sporty types head to Chamonix for skiing. Lavender-hued Provence was Cezannes inspiration, and in Amiens, the bells ring out from its gothic cathedral.
Romantic holidays in France
Parisis romance, from gazing wistfully at Rodins marble sculpture The Kiss, to hand-in-hand walks up to multi-domed Sacr Coeur basilica. In Lyon, lose yourself in traboules alleyways in the silk-workers' old quarter. For isolated bliss, wander through in Provences olive groves and dine in Les Bauxs romantic restaurants.
Family holidays in France
At larger-than-life Disneyland Paris, the kids will love dressing up as a fairytale princess or swashbuckling pirate, then saying hi to Mickey and Goofy. Try your hand at watersports, or let the kids loose at play areas on Marseilles shingle beaches. In pink-hued Toulouse, step into the future at the interactive Cit de lEspace to see the Mir Space Station.
Nightlife on holidays in France
In Toulouse, dress up and enter through the pink marble columns to watch opera at 19th-century Thtre du Capitole. Bar-hop your way around Marseilles Italianate Old Port to hear live world music, or to sip on a post-dinner pastis. Nice's glamorous beaches are perfect for an evening promenade to people-watch. For glittery Paris nightlife, catch a cabaret show in Pigalle to relive the 1920s.
Foodie holidays in France
Flakey croissants and strong coffee in terrace cafs are the perfect way to start your day. Feast on bouillabaisse from fresh seafood on Marseilles old harbour. Toulouse sausages and white beans in an earthenware pot make hearty cassoulet stew. In Bordeaux, taste wild boar accompanied by local red wines in the old quarters traditional restaurants.
Fast Facts - France
GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 in summer)
230V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard
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