Overview of France Vacations

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What makes France the most visited country in Europe?

With so many destinations, stunning architecture, fine food and wine, beautiful landscapes and something to do for people of all ages, it's no wonder France vacations have become the number one choice.

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If visiting France you may be overwhelmed by the number of outdoor activities, museums and art galleries. You really are spoiled for choice.

There is an abundance of Sailing and Boating packages to choose from where you can indulge yourself in some of the finest food & wine aboard barge hotels. The good terrain makes Bicycle Tours and walking tours very popular.

If you're looking for a more relaxing time then you can do no better than visit Nice, on the French Riviera, or the exotic and famous Saint Tropez.

The capital, Paris is an amazing city, very cosmopolitan, and for sheer beauty and magnificent shopping, you will fall in love with the place.

At the top of Montemarte hill is the impressive Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart) probably the most beautiful church in Paris. You are likely to be entertained in front of the church by musicians, jugglers and dancers.

For those of you seeking history and culture, you should make a point of visiting the second largest city in France, Lyon, known as the silk capital of the world.

On France vacations you will find an endless choice of hotels, over 9,000 camping sites, great beaches and a multitude of attractions to make your stay a memorable one. You can choose your ideal accommodation from a good selection of France Hotels, or for something a little more private, Vacation Rentals. For self guided tours and people on the move there is a choice of excellent value Hostels & Budget Accommodation on offer.

Great cuisine and fine wines :

You can sample some culinary delights in many fine restaurants or find a good meal for less than €10.

France also has some of the most beautiful countryside, and of course the country has a reputation for producing some of the finest wines, which is well justified. I'm sure you will absolutely love the place.

Whatever you look for in a vacation you will find it in France.


Language : Official language nationwide is French, second language English.

Currency : The monetary unit of France is the Euro. Check the Currency Converter to see how far your money will go on France vacations.

France climate : Summer is mild to warm with some heatwaves. Winter is very cold with temperatures around freezing point.

Time zone : GMT/UTC +1

Country dialling code : +33

Recommended places to visit : Paris, the capital, Nice, Saint Tropez and Lyon.

Passports & Visas : A passport is required for France vacations. A visa is not required for Europeans staying up to three months, and for EU citizens there is no limit. US, Canada and Australia nationals can also stay for up to three months. From most other countries and for longer durations a visa is required, so check with the France Tourist Office for more information.

Travelling to France :

Shop around for deals on the lowest air fares, and customise your trip with flight or hotel only, or as a package. Please remember insurance when travelling. Essential Travel offer online discount travel insurance.

Make the most of your visit to France with Maps International super value travel guides, road maps and language books.

The Eiffel Tower
My Romantic Paris Vacation
We had freshly brewed coffee and croissants for breakfast, then a stroll taking in the many historic buildings and museums. We walked the Champs-Elysées, eating ice cream, and I remember thinking....

The Colloseum
My Disneyland Paris Adventure
Our visit to Disneyland Paris was the icing on the cake. Ideally you should allow a few days here to see everything. It's within easy reach of the city (a forty minute train ride) so that makes it easy. An adventure not to be missed.

The Colloseum
Paris Attractions
My personal top five Paris attractions. Photographs and short descriptions of The Eiffel Tower, The Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre Museum, The Sacré Coeur Basilica and The Notre Dame Cathedral.

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