In need of a holiday to refresh your spirit? There’s no better place to do so than in France, a beautiful country filled with charming towns, history-rich cities and plenty of unspoilt nature.
There are so many ideal places to holiday in France, so we’ve narrowed it down so you don’t have to. Here are our top five French holiday destinations...
With a name that translates to ‘coast of azure,’ you can be certain that the coastal region of Côte d’Azur has plenty to offer, including luxurious resorts in Cannes, Monaco (pictured below) and Saint-Tropez. You’ll enjoy the Mediterranean climate in Côte d’Azur, where it’s almost always warm and sunny, particularly during the summer.
More a nature lover than a beach fan? The Côte d’Azur region has plenty of lush national parks for you to explore, including the Parc National des Écrins and the Parc National du Mercantour.
Fancy a glass of wine to de-stress? Why not head to Burgundy, the region where the iconic wine of the same name is produced?
Enjoy the gorgeous views of Burgundy’s countryside, as well as plenty of wine tours, in the cobbled town of Beaune, also known as the wine capital of Burgundy.
When you’ve had your fill of that, visit any one of the many architectural and historical wonders in the Burgundy region, including the town of Vézelay, where you can see the stunning Basilica of Saint Marie Madeleine, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
If you’re looking for more of an exciting urban retreat, then you certainly won’t be disappointed by Paris. There’s much to see and do in this gorgeous capital city, from sprawling museums such as the Musée du Louvre and iconic landmarks that include the Eiffel Tower, all the way to the shopping (Champs-Élysées comes to mind) and the vibrant night life.
A trip to Paris certainly isn’t complete without dressing in some Parisian chic yourself! When in Rome, after all…
If you simply can’t get enough of the French countryside, Normandy is a must-visit. It’s home to many gorgeous towns and villages, as well as a beautiful coastline to take advantage of in the summer months. You’ll certainly enjoy the picturesque natural landscape of this northern French region.
There is also lots in Normandy to attract history buffs. Soak in the past at sites that include Saint Catherine’s Church, as well as the Normandy beaches invaded during World War II.
The lovely seaside towns, quaint cobbled villages and white sandy beaches of Brittany make this region a unique French holiday spot. Brittany is rich with Celtic culture and Medieval landmarks, not to mention plenty of tasty regional cuisine. It’s also there that you can visit stunning prehistoric megaliths, which contain more standing stones in one location than any other place in Europe - or beyond.
It also goes without saying that you can’t visit Brittany without paying a little homage to its sailing past. Do so in your best Breton striped top, perfect for visiting the Breton coast.
We hope we’ve inspired your next French holiday getaway.
Until next time…