Best Places To Visit In France

Paris - The best place to visit in France


Paris is a city with an unrivalled depth of both contemporary and traditional European culture and is synonymous with the concepts of style and chic. Our number one place to visit in France for 2012, attractions include the Avenue des Champs Elysees, Place de la Bastille, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and the Luxembourg Gardens. Paris is a beautiful city, reflecting the true glory of France, and each turn in the city unravels another district of museums, shops, markets and restaurants that are all well worth exploring.

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Lille - Best Places to Visit in France


Just over an hour from London via the Eurostar, Lille reveals a charming mix of French and Flemish culture. This city in northern France is filled with grand architecture and has some of the best museums and galleries outside of Paris. Visit the old city, Vieux Lille, and see gorgeous, quintessential Flemish buildings adorned by cobbled streets and bustling squares. The heart of the city is place du Général de Gaulle (Grand Place) featuring the beautiful buildings Vieille Bourse, Palais Rihour and a truly fine collection of art at Palais des Beaux-Arts.

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Nice - Best Places to Visit in France


Nice la Belle (Nice the beautiful), located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, enjoys a glorious Mediterranean climate and an extended summer period of at least six months. With a rich blue-green sea and mild temperatures most of the year, Nice is a perfect holiday destination and is the second most popular French city after Paris. Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, drop by the beautiful Cours Saleya Flower Market or admire the innovative art of Henri Matisse at the Matisse museum. With over 240 hotels in Nice, we have some great prices for this summer.

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Monaco - Best Places to Visit in France


As second smallest independent state in the world, Monaco has a wealth of museums, palaces, shopping malls, casinos and a world famous racetrack. Visit Palais Princier in Monaco-Ville, a picturesque palace offering panoramic views of the Port and Monte-Carlo, try your luck in the Grand Casino, observe the beautiful interior in the Monaco Opera House or eat at the fine restaurants near Monaco Cathedral. La Condamine hosts a fleet of luxurious yachts whilst thousands of rare plants are found at the Jardin Exotique.

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Bordeaux - Best Places to Visit in France


Considered the wine capital of the world, Bordeaux's annual production is approximately 960 million bottles but with cafés, vineyards, gardens and museums as well as plenty of historic tourist attractions there's more to Bordeaux than just what meets the lips. See some modern art at Musee D'Art Contemporain or climb the steps of Saint-Michel to see the whole city. Les Quais or La Victoire. are great places to check out the local bars and nightclubs and make sure to sample some of Bordeaux's famous export before relaxing in the tranquil Jardin Botanique.

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Strasbourg - Best Places to Visit in France


Strasbourg's city centre, the Grande Île, is a beautiful world heritage site identified as "an old quarter that exemplifies medieval cities." With centuries old cathedrals at every turn, a cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, beautiful local gardens and a pedestrian friendly city centre, Strasbourg is fantastic to explore by foot within a few days. Relax in Place Kléber, the largest square in the city, stroll over Ponts Couverts, a medieval, four-towered bridge or visit many of the city's other notable museums and fine art galleries.

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Belfast - Best Places to Visit in France

La Rochelle

Sitting at the heart of the Atlantic front and over 1000 years old, La Rochelle is a beautiful city that has preserved superb natural and architectural assets whilst developing its maritime base into a tourist and cultural epicentre. Arts and culture are a big part of La Rochelle, with the city hosting events like the the International Film Festival, the Grand Pavois and "Jazz between the Two Towers" Festival. Vieux Port is the heart of La Rochelle and hosts bustling seafood restaurants whilst the beautiful and very rural Charente-Maritime region surrounds the city.

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Cannes- Best Places to Visit in France


Cannes, each year host to its world famous annual film festival in May, draws in actors, celebrities, and directors to the famous steps of the Palais des Festivals. With a degree of exclusivity in the nightlife, casinos and restaurants there is also equal opportunity for those of us on a more realistic budget. Take in the free beauty and architecture of Le Suquet, with cobbled streets and enticing views, or bask in the sun within a lovely marina and idyllic seaside setting. Check out our 179+ hotels in Cannes for prices that won't break the bank!

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Montpellier - Best Places to Visit in France


Montpellier, principal city in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southwest France, is a fantastic city comprising chic boutiques, designer bars, art house cinemas and boasting a vibrant nightlife, fashion and café culture. Each year the city hosts the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, a celebration of opera and music with over 150 free events held in the historic courtyards of the city. Make sure to explore the 14th century Cathédrale de Saint Pierre, Montpellier's beautiful botanical gardens, recently renovated Musée Fabre and popular city centre Place de la Comédie.

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Grenoble - Best Places to Visit in France


Grenoble, regarded as the capital of the French Alps, is a popular winter and summer tourist destination because of the 20+ ski resorts that surround the city. Try taking the cable car with great views above the town up to Bastille Hill, an ancient series of fortifications that provides a further fantastic and panoramic vantage point of the town and surrounding mountains. Visit the city centre Parc Paul Mistral with its large skating rink, see the Picassos in the Musée de Grenoble or admire the 15th-century Palace of the Parliament of dauphiné.

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