Exuding class and traditional charm, France has been inspiring travellers for centuries. Its streets are iconic, lined with baroque buildings and quaint cafes peddling pain au chocolat and noisettes, while its people are effortlessly chic. Home to a long list of attractions – the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Palace of Versaille, to name a few – and an even longer list of famous figures throughout history, it’s no surprise that France is the world’s most visited country.
Every corner of France offers something special to visitors: the famed City of Lights in the north has culture en abondance, while central Lyon is the country’s culinary capital and Bordeaux boasts world-class, rolling vineyards. Pack your finest attire and prepare to be captivated by France’s unapologetic beauty. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit France.
Know your Baeckeoffe from your Bouillabaisse? Here’s a handy guide to all the foods the locals (not tourists) eat A country which gives the world croissants and Champagne deserves to be celebrated. Any self-respecting Francophile would be familiar with the usual suspects – foie gras, crème brulee and Croque-Monsieur. B...Read more
Navigate France (almost) like a local You don’t have to be a Francophile to master the French language. The French, like many other nationalities, love their mother tongue and immediately warm to any visitor who takes the trouble to pronounce their bonjour and merci perfectly. A romance language that evolved from Gallo...Read more
From greeting waiters to tipping and how to give the perfect bisous, this is all you need to know before you embark on your French holiday The French. They’re notorious for observing a certain level of etiquette – they invented the word after all – so whether you’re a new visitor to La République or a tried and tested...Read more
Vive la France! One of the world’s most popular travel destinations for good reason. But, when is the best time to go? France has some of the most iconic sights, cultures and tastes in the world and thanks to its climate, it's more or less a year-round destination. Travellers visit in all seasons to marvel at the gran...Read more
Whether it’s world class skiing, Michelin-starred eating, soaking your aches away in a natural hot spring or simply taking in the views on a quiet hike – the French Alps has something for everyone Here are six of the loveliest, most charming towns, resorts and villages guaranteed to take your breath away – regardless o...Read more