Average 1.5 hour flight
Time difference +1 hour(s)
Average temperature 12°C
HOW TO SPEND YOUR FRANCE HOLIDAY
Glamorous seaside resorts, bustling cities, theme parks, ancient chateaux, culture, shopping, wine and food all come together to make a holiday to France the perfect choice. From the vineyards of the Alsace and Champagne regions and 350 miles of beach-lined Normandy coastline in Northern France, to the resort-lined French Riviera in the South – France holidays have an option to suit every taste and budget!
Paris, France's capital city and a fabulous destination for a city break, is home to famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Sacre Coeur and is also the world capital of fashion and romance! Mickey and Minnie, rides, attractions and fun, all combine to make a holiday at Disneyland Paris, on the outskirts of Paris, an experience not to be missed.
From small and friendly hotels, to gites and camp-sites, to 5-star luxury establishments, there are plenty of places to stay on your holiday to France. Whether you're looking for a romantic break for two, a fun weekend away with family and friends or a beach getaway, a holiday in France will tick many boxes on your wish list.
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THINGS TO DO ON YOUR FRANCE HOLIDAY
For a France holiday that’s steeped in history, Normandy is a must. From exploring the famous D-Day beaches in Calvados and Manche to admiring the fascinating Bayeux Tapestry at the Bayeux Museum, you’ll never be short of things to do and see in the northern French city. One of France’s most stunning sights, Mont-Saint-Michel is nearby too which makes an excellent hike.
If soaking up the sun on a white sand beach is more your thing, head south. The French Riviera is awash with mesmerising shoreline and glamourous seaside towns to relax in. You can also explore its array of chic boutiques, glitzy restaurants and opulent architecture. Be sure to pack your sun cream though, because temperatures soar up to 30 degrees in the South of France.
You probably know by now that wine tasting and vineyard tours are an essential part of a holiday to France, but have you considered cycling? Burgundy in central France offers some unmissable cycling and wine tours, as the gorgeous countryside vineyards are the perfect routes. Loire’s full of enchanting countryside to explore too, along with fairytale-style chateaux and cathedrals to admire.
FOOD & DRINK IN FRANCE
French cuisine is admired all around the globe, so be sure to try lots of delicacies on your France holiday. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can find classic l'escargot (snails) in its hometown, Burgundy, but it’s also served up in most bistros around the country. Frogs legs, or ‘cuisses de grenouille’, grace the menus of many city bistros too - there’s even the famous Le Frog restaurant in Nice!
But don’t worry if that doesn’t take your fancy, because you’re bound to enjoy something from France’s array of bakeries and patisseries. Start every morning of your France holiday with a hot, fresh croissant or crusty baguette, or end every meal with a melt-in-the-mouth gateaux or chocolate souffle.