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Appreciate Mediterranean beaches, Alpine skiing, fine wines and cheeses, and some of the world’s most celebrated cities in this Western European country.

Whether you’re a Francophile or simply a world traveler, enjoy France, a country with diverse appeal. Explore snow-covered mountains, relaxing beaches, sophisticated cities, wine regions, small mountaintop villages and quiet countryside.

Fly into Paris, the capital. The city earns its nickname, “the City of Light,” when evening lights of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame Cathedral and bridges over the Seine River illuminate a magical walking tour. Visit famous art galleries, including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie.

French wine regions are famous, some bearing names now recognized worldwide, including Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne. Stop at large wineries or small cellar doors to taste varied vintages and purchase new favorites.

Come to Marseille and the French Mediterranean shores for sunbathing, swimming and living the Riviera lifestyle. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at popular Côte d'Azur ports of Nice, Antibes and Saint-Tropez. Visit Cannes in May when celebrities attend the annual film festival. Menton, Bandol and smaller cities, including Cassis and La Ciotat, offer beaches and small cafés for relaxing getaways.

Vacation in the French Alps in summer to hike along trails with mountain wildflowers and valley views. In winter, ski some of the world’s most enjoyable high-altitude terrain. France has more than 200 individual ski mountains, with many ranges interlinked as cooperative resorts. Even if you don’t ski, ride the téléphérique up Mont Blanc for views of three countries.

Provence and the Luberon have many interesting “villages perchés,” perched villages built on small mountains. Visit the weekly markets across these regions for local fresh produce and colorful handicrafts.

In the north, imagine the beaches of Normandy filled with thousands of soldiers engaged in the marine assault against the Nazis, an important event of World War II. See the cemetery and monument memorializing American soldiers who lost their lives in Europe.

Make France an annual destination to visit all its diverse regions. In every city and village, enjoy the excellent cuisine France is noted for.

Popular cities in France

Eiffel Tower which includes a monument, heritage architecture and a sunset
Paris
Known for Cafés, Museums and Culture

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Reasons to visit
  • Eiffel Tower
  • La Machine du Moulin Rouge
  • Notre-Dame
Vieux Port showing a marina and boating
Marseille
Known for Ports, Business and Cafés

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Reasons to visit
  • Grand Port Maritime de Marseille
  • Le Dôme
  • Borely Park
Opera House showing a statue or sculpture and a square or plaza as well as a large group of people
Montpellier
Known for Walking, Historical Buildings and Business

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Reasons to visit
  • Comedy Square
  • Montpellier Cathedral
  • Fabre Museum
Nice featuring signage, street scenes and heritage architecture
Nice
Known for Dining, Beaches and Shopping

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Reasons to visit
  • Nice Etoile Shopping Center
  • Place Massena
  • Avenue Jean Medecin
Jardin Public showing a garden and a bridge
Bordeaux
Known for Shopping, Tours and Business

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Reasons to visit
  • St. Michael Basilica
  • Cap Sciences
  • Place de la Victoire
Toulon showing heritage elements and a pebble beach
Toulon - Hyeres
Known for Ports, Marinas and Sandy Beaches

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Reasons to visit
  • Port of Toulon
  • Toulon Beach
  • Mont Faron

Popular places to visit in France

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

This iconic landmark is the image that comes to mind whenever the city of Paris is mentioned.

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

With its iconic glass pyramid, this Parisian landmark is one of the world's most significant artistic centres.

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

Climb to the top of this grand historic monument for a spectacular view over the beating heart of Paris.

Palais des Papes
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Palais des Papes

Built to house and protect France’s 14th-century popes, one of Europe’s largest Gothic palaces dominates Avignon’s skyline and cultural life.

Château de Chambord
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Château de Chambord

Marvel at the majestic design of this medieval castle, explore its grounds in a horse and carriage and venture into the woods.

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau

The breathtaking beauty of this majestic château is complemented with a collection of fine artwork and beautiful gardens.

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