Places to go in France

Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France
Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

France is so rich in beauty – natural, cultural, historical, architectural, culinary and more – that it can be hard to know where to begin.

Head to Paris, one of the world’s great cities, where around every corner is a new treasure? Or opt for the quiet pleasures of rural and village life, and discover the exceptional countryside on foot or bicycle?

The abbey of Saint-Martin de Canigou in the Pyrénées
The abbey of Saint-Martin de Canigou in the Pyrénées

Go inland to the fortified towns and châteaux of the valleys and mountains, or head to the coast for beaches, seafood restaurants, and water sports?

Read about the different regions, think about your ideal holiday, and don’t try to cram too much in on your first visit. After all, if you’ve been once, you’re certain to go back.