Au Palais de Versailles

The best of France

France is a great holiday destination for people who look for diversity. It has a very rich and interesting history which can still be found in the architecture. For those who just want to relax on the beach during summer there are some great places to go, especially on the South coast, but also on the Atlantic coast. Gourmets of wine can find some great vineyards in the South of the country. But France is not only popular in summer. A lot of people go there for skiing and hiking in winter. No wonder France is one of the most visited countries in the world by tourists.

Summer activities

Au Palais de Versailles

The best thing to do in summer is to visit all the great sights France has to offer, from the Eiffel Tower to the Versailles Palace. One of the places which is definitely worth visiting is the Abbaye Du Mont Saint Michel. One of the first sights to obtain UNESCO World Heritage listing, Abbaye Du Mont Saint Michel is a historical monument representing the French pride and their resistance to English attacks in the Hundred Years War. The beautiful combination of nature and medieval architecture, together creating the magnificent picture of an isolated town on a rock, makes it an unforgetable experience. There are many more places to visit and things to see, but it is just not possible to describe them all.

Winter activities

In winter it’s worth checking for some cheap sport activity offers. Other popular activities include hiking and mountain climbing, but untrained people be warned! Both are very ambitious activities and preparation is essential to complete them unharmed. The French Alps are a must on every traveller’s list. The beautiful scenery of the white snow in combination with the blue sky is breathtaking. In summer the combination of colors are obviously different, but still worth seeing. There are over 700 ski resorts in France. People from all over Europe travel there to enjoy the huge variety of skiing slopes.

Paris

Paris is another very popular place worth visiting. Especially in spring and summer Paris turns into the city of love with many romantic cafes and restaurants along the riverside. Paris itself is full of sights, some more famous than others like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. A great trip to recommend is the boat tour on the river Seine. A great tip is to take a walk at the Seine at night to see the beautiful lights of Paris reflect in the water.

Don’t miss out on the Sacre Coeur cathedral either. Sitting at the very top of the Montmartre this white dome is the perfect spot to see the whole of Paris in one glance. The interior is mostly made of mosaic and gold, which is a strong contrast to the pale white outside walls.

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  1. I love going to Paris on holiday. There is always something to do for all the family. From Disney Land for the kids, to romantic meals along the river. It’s a lovely place to visit in France.

    1. First impressions for me weren’t good as I was welcome by a group of beggars at La Gare du Nord after getting off the Eurostar.

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