Holidays to France
Part of the country’s charm is its variety; from old boulevards to the broad slopes of the Alps, down to the lavender fields of Provence and the vibrant greens that fill the Loire Valley; France is simply amazing. Add to this their 365 different kinds of cheese and you will find yourself enjoying a holiday like no other.
Paris, of course, is generally a highlight for anyone taking holidays to France. It is truly one of the world’s greatest cities exploding with haute cuisine, high fashion, and historical riches. There are many incredible places to visit during holidays to France.
Strasbourg is a lovely city that rests along the French and German border. The result is a distinct variation of German influence with a fine French sophistication. Strasbourg is home to France’s only national theatre outside Paris and also has two international music festivals. Landmarks include the Grande Ile (big island), the south-western part of which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city’s greatest landmark however is the Cathedrale Notre-Dame in the Ville Old Town.
If your France holidays take you to Toulouse, you will be taken back to a time somewhere between the modern and traditional. The Pink City, as it is referred to due to the colour of its many brick buildings, is the capital of the Midi-Pyrenees region in the south-west of France. Toulouse is filled with many green spaces and trails that can provide a perfect location for long walks or bicycle rides.
In the heart of France’s wine region lies Bordeaux. Not only is it an ideal place for vineyard tours, a holiday to France’s Bordeaux region is nothing short of romantic. The 18th century city centre has been fully restored to its former brilliance, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nice is one of the most beautiful coastline cities in France and any holiday to France should include a visit to this magnificent city. It is filled with art and culture, old towns and exquisite eateries. More than 20 galleries and museums await visitors, with displays including works by Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso.
From April to August, visitors to France can expect pleasant and warm temperatures with moderate rainfall. Even the autumn and winter months have pleasantly mild daytime temperatures. If your holidays to France take you to the mountainous areas such as the Alps, Pyrenees or Juros, expect much cooler summer air and snowfall during the winter. November to April will see some rain for areas along the English Channel while in north-central France precipitation is usually light during the summer and average temperatures are in the 70s F.
The euro is the currency in use in France.