You could spend your whole lifetime while on holiday in France and still not exhaust the riches this country has to offer. Paris is arguably the most glamorous city in Europe. It is among the most romantic cities in the world. Visitors to this country find themselves surrounded by exquisite architecture, world class shopping, culinary delicacies and much more. Continue reading All You Need to Know Before you Set off For France
On an early morning on June sixth, nineteen forty four, the Normandy coastline was attacked by German forces, clashing with the Allied ships that were heavily prepared to keep them from invading the country even if it meant paying the ultimate price. Tens of thousands of troops fought in a massacre that lead to the deaths of many of them and recording this battle as one of the bloodiest in human history.
Today, visitors can take a walk along the now quiet beach and explore these historical places, picturing how they looked when D-Day began. However, if you’d like to also experience this place and understand exactly what happened here, it’s recommended that you consider going with a tour guide.
With about forty five million visitors per year, Paris is by far one of the most visited cities in the world and it’s estimated that 50% of these tourists come especially to see one of the hundreds of museums that give the city a special flair. From world class museums to the more quirky ones, there are plenty of them you can visit here, but at the same time it can be difficult to choose which one to visit if this is the first time you come to France. Luckily, we’ve made a list that’s going to give you a better idea of the best museums in France so that your journey and experience here is going to be unforgettable.
Cite des Sciences
If you’re the type of person who loves science, then the Cite de Sciences is certainly one of the best museums in France that you should visit. This place is also one of the most popular and greatest museums in the world and given the fact that it’s visited by more than five million people a year says a lot about the many old and ancient exhibits it has on display. Some of the most impressive exhibitions are inspired by the human body, innovation, energy and transport, but there is also a special section called Cite de enfants which is quite staggering through the sole fact that it aims to entertain, yet also educate two to twelve year olds by using interactive experiments and workshops.
France is a land of vineyards and winery. Most tourists visit the country to have a wine tasting tour in the renowned winery regions. The most extraordinary thing is that the varieties of wines in France have names according to the regions the wine has been grown and processed. Below are the top 7 leading wine regions that you should tour on your next visit to France.
The champagne region located in the northeastern part of France near the Reims city, about 100 miles from the city of Paris, is noted for the best wine ever globally since the 17th century. It is during this time that a monk by the name Dom Pierre Pérignon came up with a technique of making sparkling wine. The wine’s varieties are made using red pinot noir, black Pinot Meunier or the white Chardonnay grapes.
On touring the region, you will have a chance to visit the most renowned champagne collections at the Mumm and Mercier wineries. Here you can taste the champagne varieties as well as learn the techniques of making this sparkling wine. If you still got time, you can visit the Notre Dame cathedral where your guide will explain the history of the many kings crowned there.
The Bordeaux wine region located on the Atlantic Ocean prides itself on being among the most famous wine regions in the country. The area prides in its deeply colored red wines. The best thing about this part is that its location is next to the sea. This quality makes it a center of attraction for tourists who love beach sceneries.
Some people call it the most beautiful wine growing region. It has big cities such as Strasbourg and small cities like Colmar. The region has numerous wine villages that are surely photogenic. There is great food too in this beautiful area. The region has a taste of Germanic flavor since historically it is said to have been part of German. The grapes used in the processing of wine in the area are the sweet Rieslings and other Germanic grapes.
4. Loire Valley
It is the land situated at the Southwest of Paris along the Loire River is well known for its medieval cities and fairly tale French castles also known as Chateaux which make the region a center of tourist attraction. Its best wines are the sweet whites. Although there are few cities in the territory, the great food here will give you the notion of staying longer.
Historically, the region developed its popularity during Charlemagne rule. It was the time when monks started making wine at Burgundy. It is the best region to visit if you are a lover of white wine made from Chardonnay grapes. This wine region found in Eastern France has the best food in the world (no doubt about it). If you love a countryside view, then the place fits you. There are many small villages in this region with farmers who own vineyards in small scale. The area has beautiful sceneries, French castles (Chateaux), traditional abbeys and above all great French food.
Provence is a region full of hustles and bustles. Despite this fact, you are guaranteed to spend months here and not get bored. There are a variety of scenic and many small cute villages in this region found on the South-east of France close to the Mediterranean. The weather here is also quite predictable. During summer, you are sure to enjoy leisure walks along lavender fields. The best cities here include Aix, Arles, Avignon, and Nimes.
7. The southern Côtes du Rhône region
The red Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the most common wine here. The area also produces red, white and rose wine. The area, found on the Southern part of France along the Rhône River, also has great sceneries that will make you want to stay more.
Known around the world as the city of lights or the city of love, Paris, as France’s capital, is one of the leading centers for culture, art, entertainment, fashion and business in the world. In fact, just the simple mention of Paris conjures up images of its popular cathedrals, museums and landmarks. Therefore, if you’re planning to go on vacation here and make the most of your time while visiting, here are some of the best tourist spots you should certainly check out.
Located in the Beaubourg area of the fourth arrondissement, the Center Pompidou features a high tech architecture and is a popular cultural institution that’s very valuable and cherished by the French people. The place houses a panoramic terrace, a movie theater, a bookshop, the National Museum of Modern Art (which is the greatest museum of modern art on the continent) and also a large public library.
Traveling is fun, but when combined with the packing hassles, it becomes a tedious process. Packing for a visit can be one hell of a preparation. France comes with loads of lovely stuff. Therefore, you only need to carry few items during your travel so as to leave enough space to fill the suitcases with great souvenirs from this winery country. Make your packing easier with these tips;
Famous for its cheeses and wines, France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, receiving a staggering eighty two million foreign tourists every year. Those who come here are attract by Normandy, Brittany, the wonderful castles of the Loire Valley, but also a surprisingly entrancing countryside and lots of unique historical cities. On top of these already gorgeous places you can visit, France also offers the Island of Corsica and the Atlantic Coast, some great beaches on the French Riviera and an overall agreeable climate. Therefore, if you plan to visit it, you’re going to be impressed with France’s overall beauty and diversity.