France

France is a unique and vibrant place to visit, providing a delightful mix of picturesque rural locations and dazzling romantic cities offering incredible sights and a fascinating history.

Paris

Paris is renowned for being one of the most beautiful, elegant and inspiring cities in the world, offering visitors a delectable mix of fascinating culture, superlative sights and romantic ambience.  

Paris is home to the stunning Eiffel Tower, an architectural masterpiece that captures the heart of every visitor.  The Eiffel Tower is a breathtaking centrepiece to the collection of stunning sights in Paris, and its night time illumination is a wonderful, extravagant spectacle.

The serene River Seine runs through the heart of Paris, and both sides of the river offer plenty of quality restaurants and bars, as well as an array of museums documenting the rich history of this magnificent city. 

The Notre Dame Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece that is hugely popular with visitors, and the Louvre is one of the world’s largest museums with a collection spanning from the prehistoric to the 19th Century, and including the original Mona Lisa.

The French capital offers a range of extraordinary entertainment and mesmerising performances, with everything from ballet to burlesque; Paris is famous for its richly romantic character and ambience, and with so much to see and do, it’s easy to see why so many fall in love with this great city.

The Eiffel tower is 320 meters high and weights 7000 tons. It also has 1710 steps.

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Normandie

Normandie is a popular coastal region in Northern France, and is home to a variety of idyllic and attractive towns boasting stunning scenery and breathtaking architecture.  Normandie has a rich history, and the historic sites, such as the Roman theatre in Lillebonne, are spectacular.

If you are looking for a fascinating insight into some classic French history, then Rouen is an excellent place to visit.  This city is filled with beautiful churches and captivating museums, whilst the cathedral is a mesmerising work of art.

Visit Dieppe to see one of France’s oldest settlements, or marvel at the medieval history of Bayeux.  Camembert is a delightful little village, and is of course home to the much loved cheese, and there are plenty of other little towns and villages offering some wonderful sights and scenery.

Normandy is known for farming, but sewing and weaving is an important industry as well, particularly lace work and embroidery.

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is a beautiful and inviting region in North France, and the perfect place to enjoy some breathtaking scenery and gorgeous golden sandy beaches.  Visitors can explore magnificent meadows and wild woods, and there’s some spectacular art and architecture to enjoy as well.

Le Touquet is highly recommended for a beach break, with a stunning coastline and incredible sand dunes, and those who like a bit of local culture should visit the historic city of Lille.  This popular location is home to Le Palais des Beaux Arts, one of France’s largest museums, with an exciting collection that includes excellent work by Renoir and Monet.  

Those who are interested in spectacular architecture will also enjoy the traditional town of Montreuil and the flourishing medieval town of Saint-Omer.

Calais is the biggest passenger port in continental Europe with it being a major point of travel to and from Britain.

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Champagne - Ardenne

The region of Champagne-Ardenne is the original home of champagne, the tongue-tingling celebration favourite.  This lush setting offers glorious countryside and some stunning sights including the ancient houses of Troyes and the walls of Langres.  Champagne-Ardenne also boasts some breathtaking forests, and the Lake Der-Chantecoq, which is one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe.

Champagne-Ardenne is famous for its exciting and classy culture, and the delightful cuisine and wines are very popular with visitors.  A delicious range of cheeses, biscuits, poultry and, of course, the region’s glamorous and world-famous sparkling wine, are just a few of the many great reasons to spend some quality time in this beautiful location.

Champagne-Ardenne is a historic province in north eastern France. The name derives from the Latin 'campania', meaning plain.

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Picardie

Located in the north, Picardie is a picturesque region of France with many quaint towns and plenty of stunning architecture to enjoy.  

The capital of Picardie is a city called Amiens; this beautiful area boasts an array of awe-inspiring buildings including Amiens Cathedral, which is a marvellous Gothic masterpiece, and the city is also famous for its lush gardens, known as Les Hortillonnages, which are surrounded by man-made canals.

The commune of Cayeux-sur-Mer offers breathtaking views, whilst Compiègne is a gorgeous city located along the tranquil Oise River, and visitors can enjoy a selection of fascinating museums and the historic Compiègne Forest.  

Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme is also a popular location; a stunning medieval town located on the waterside offering Gothic architecture and some historic landmarks.

Picardie boasts 1 National nature park, 2 Regional nature parks and 5 National Nature reserves.

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