Eiffel Tower, Paris, France


Best time to travel:

For sightseeing: spring or autumn. For the beach: July-August. Hiking in the Alps: from May to October




It is better to be careful in the larger cities. Especially the cities on the Riviera can be dangerous for tourists


Type C or E



Capital city:


France is one of the largest countries in Europe, and undoubtedly one of the most famous. We have been to few countries that were as diverse as France. France has pretty much everything a tourist could want.

In the south, the French Riviera has breathtaking coastlines with dreamy blue-green, crystal-clear waters, beautiful rocky coastlines and colorful Mediterranean-style cities. You can imagine Marseille with the Calanques, Nice or Menton. Along the Riviera you will find the world famous Monaco.

Not far from the French Riviera, you can admire the stunning lavender fields of Provence or the nearby Verdon Gorge. A little to the northeast is the French Alps, with Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. The French Alps also offer many skiing opportunities in winter and are a popular hiking destination in summer.

In northwestern France you can find the Loire Valley with its wonderful castles. The Loire Valley is a fabulous area along the Loire River. Its central section is the country’s second most important tourist region after Paris.

We can’t leave out the most famous French destination, the French capital, Paris. Paris is one of the top destinations in the world. Here you’ll find the world famous Eiffel Tower, the Louvre with the Mona Lisa, the Notre Dame Cathedral and also the Disneyland Paris. Walking along the banks of the Seine in Paris, around the biggest landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, gives an indescribable sense of life.

A little to the west of Paris is the increasingly popular Atlantic Coast, including Etretat and Mont-Saint-Michel. The latter has been one of the hottest spots on social media in recent years, and for good reason.

France offers excellent opportunities not only in terms of sight, but also in taste. France is famous for its wine regions, with great wine regions in almost every part of the country. You have probably heard of popular French wines and champagnes such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot noir. In addition, French cheeses are world-famous and can be made even more delicious with special French seasonings. One of our favorite cooked dishes is Dauphinoise potatoes, but other delicious French dishes are Boeuf Bourguignon, Croque monsieur, French Onion Soup and Chicken Confit. Croissants and macarons are world-famous French pastries, and almost everyone knows them.

France has two disadvantages as a tourist. One is public safety. Unfortunately, you have to keep a close eye on your bags, pockets and car in France, as petty crime is common. The other is that the driving style is quite specific, so it’s better to be an experienced driver in the country. But both of these are pretty much true for the whole of southern Europe.

So France is a very diverse country. You will find mountains with excellent hiking or skiing opportunities, interesting cities with a fascinating historical heritage, lakes of magical beauty, beaches with countless recreational opportunities.

So there is a good reason why France so often appears at the top of the destination rankings. Just get to know it and you will like it too. We hope our articles about France will help you with that.

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