France is one of the world's great travel destinations. From Paris to Provence and Brittany to Burgundy, Alsace to Auvergne, there's something for everyone – and so it's little surprise that France consistently rates as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Indeed, the English playwright Charles Morgan once said ‘France is an idea necessary to civilisation'. Think of farmers' markets in the Loire Valley, artists working along the Seine in Paris, rowing boats in the La Venise Verte in Poitou-Charentes and the glamorous bars of the French Riviera and it'd be near impossible to disagree with him. And, from the UK it's right on our doorstep, a mere hop across the Channel, making it the perfect place for a short break or a longer self-drive or tailor-made holiday.
A treasure trove of culture and history
Whether you're visiting the countless grand cathedrals and bastions of France's ancient cities or catching a glimpse of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris, holidays to France are endlessly diverse and constantly inspiring. Historically, France is one of Europe's most fascinating countries. Neanderthal civilisations are said to have been established here as long ago as 50,000 BC and, since then, empires have come and gone, kings have been crowned and some beheaded, and numerous wars have been won and lost - all of which have left behind landmarks and traditions that have shaped the French identity.
France's world-leading food and wine
Today, her influence stretches way beyond her borders, whether through the country's leading role in the European Union or in former colonies in Africa, Asia and elsewhere, in which the French language and traditions remain. French food is one of the most familiar exports, the likes of tarte tartin, moules frites, duck confit and endless varieties of cheese enjoyed in many countries, but best enjoyed in France than anywhere else. And then of course there's the small matter of French wine – Bordeaux, Bourgueil, Burgundy and Champagne to name a few – each and every one iconic, distinct, and truly French. Perhaps enjoy it all on a tailor-made self-drive or even a river cruise by luxury barge as you mix long lazy lunches with wine tastings under the summer sun. Sheer perfection.
Natural wonders of every kind
From the snow-dusted alps to the lavender-framed beauty of Provence and the golden beaches of the Atlantic Coast or Cote d'Azure, France serves up natural beauty in abundance. Dotted throughout the country's vast rural expanse, gorgeous cobblestone villages look out to endless views of rolling hills peppered with historic chateaux while in the Pyrenees and Alps, world-class hiking in summer makes way for some of the best skiing anywhere on Earth. Then, on
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