France is a land of unimaginable beauty, and is synonymous with style.
Each area looks different, feels different, has its own style of
architecture and food and often its own dialect. From the wide,
tree-lined boulevards of its sophisticated and exciting capital city
Paris to the Gothic cathedrals of the north, the breathtaking Loire
Valley castles and chateaux, the Roman monuments of the south and the
glittering Cote d’Azur with its air of faded grandeur and romance, it is
not hard to see why France has enchanted generations of visitors.
is the economic, artistic, historic, and cultural capital of France.
It is also deeply traditional, almost village-like and in parts, a
dilapidated metropolis, which houses around 2 million people. The river
Seine bisects the city, the Right Bank is home to the grand boulevards
and most monumental buildings, many dating from Haussmann's
nineteenth-century redevelopment. The Left Bank has a noticeably
different feel, it has an atmosphere of Bohemian, dissident,
intellectual connotations, and it shows in Paris' best range of bars and
restaurants. The Eiffel Tower is Paris’ most famous and instantly
recognizable landmark. The Champs-Elysees is the city’s most well-known
boulevard. Elegant and broad, it links Place de la Concorde with the Arc
Known as the 'gastronomic capital of France', Lyons
has a wealth of beautiful architecture, superb museums, fantastic parks
and fine wine. The young at heart may prefer Marseille, a one-of-a-kind
city quite unlike any other in France. Colourful, bustling and
sophisticated it's not surprising it is referred to as the New Orleans
of France. A visit to the birthplace of modern tourism, Nice, is a must,
with it's Mediterranean beaches and world-class entertainment plus the
very best in sports and leisure activities.