Boasting the illustrious reputation of being the world’s most popular tourist destination, France undeniably has a lot to offer visitors, whether you are interested in art, fashion, food or scenic landscapes. Home to the Eiffel Tower, majestic historic buildings such as the Château de Chambord and the Cathédrale Notre Dame, fascinating museums, the wild Camargue region and the stunning French Alps, this European nation is blessed with a myriad of options for the holiday of a lifetime.
To experience a healthy dose of high culture, wander the streets of Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux, with their museums, concerts, iconic landmarks and world-class dining and entertainment venues. From The Louvre to the Opera Garnier, the Sacré Coeur and Fourvière Hill, these vibrant historic cities have so many intriguing sites guaranteed to capture your imagination. Alternatively you could head to Bayeux if you would like to admire the world’s most famous tapestry, a gargantuan 68.3m long stretch of embroidery depicting the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, or you could visit the ancient equivalent of the Sistine Chapel and head to Montignac to see the cave paintings in the Grotte de Lascaux.
Families with younger children visiting France are sure to want to take in Disneyland Paris, which consists of two theme parks and a shopping district and includes such exhilarating rides as Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean; other great options for kids range from Aquaboulevard to the Aquarium La Rochelle.
For a laidback French holiday characterised by scenic strolls, fine wine and delicious rustic cuisine, why not delve into the picturesque regions of the Loire Valley or Provence, with their charming villages, vineyards, markets and historic attractions.
What is the currency in France?
The official currency of France is the Euro (EUR).
How long does it take to fly to France?
It takes 1h 15 m to fly from London to Paris.
What is the time difference in France?
Paris, France is 1 hour ahead of London, England.
When is the best time to visit France?
The best time to visit, in terms of climate, depends on the region of France which you are going to, as the weather varies depending on where you are in the country. The key thing to avoid are French holidays (particularly Easter and the summer vacation) as attractions and hotels will be much busier.
What language is spoken in France?
French is the official language of France.