Things to do in France?
It is no longer a matter of chance that, for several decades, France has been the leading tourist destination in the world with 89 million visitors in 2017. What other country in the world can boast such a variety of landscapes and climates and so many architectural, heritage, gastronomic and cultural treasures in such a small area? Bathed by the waters of three seas and one ocean on its mainland alone, France offers a mosaic of attractive cities, bucolic countryside, castles and cathedrals, nourishing plains and magnificent mountains, ensuring a profusion of activities and guided tours for a stay that will always be unforgettable.
Must-see in France
• It is obvious, but how can we not mention the City of Light? With its emblematic monuments (Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, Sacré-Cœur Basilica, etc.), its internationally famous museums (the Louvre, Orsay, etc.), and its luxuriant gardens, Paris is a city with an abundance of memorable charms. It should not be overlooked!
• The well-preserved symbols of a prestigious past, the castles of the Loire are a must for all those who love history and heritage. From Chenonceau to Chambord and Azay-le-Rideau, these architectural wonders of the French Renaissance continue to amaze their visitors more than five centuries after they were built.
• Set your sights on the French Riviera! From the calanques of Cassis to Menton and the Italian border, this part of the Mediterranean coast are among some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, with fine sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, picture postcard ports and burgeoning mountains.
• Continue further north, between Brittany and Normandy. It is here, in a magnificent bay, that this unique village can be found perched on a rocky island: the Mont Saint-Michel of course, its striking silhouette and its abbey with its spire rising 157 metres above the waters of the English Channel. Images that remain engraved forever in your mind.
• France also means well-preserved nature, as can be seen in the heart of the Massif Central, with the magnificent Puys d'Auvergne mountain chain. About 80 volcanoes, dormant for 8,000 years which, in 2018, became the first natural site in mainland France recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. So many great walks to enjoy here!