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France

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night. Use our France trip planner to plan your trip to France and other destinations in France.
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Places to visit in France

Paris Trip planner BEST FOR: Art Museum, Architectural Building, Historic Site Nice Trip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Lookout, Specialty Museum Versailles Trip planner BEST FOR: Architectural Building, Landmark, Park Chamonix Trip planner BEST FOR: Mountain, Parasailing / Paragliding, Outdoor Activity Antibes Trip planner BEST FOR: Aquarium, Historic Walking Area, Art Museum

Popular things to do in France

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Louvre Museum ©
Art Museum
Louvre Museum Paris
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Musee d'Orsay ©
Art Museum
Musee d'Orsay Paris
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Eiffel Tower ©
Historic Site
Eiffel Tower Paris
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Church
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre Paris
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in France

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Musee Matisse ©
Specialty Museum
Musee Matisse Nice
2.8
Duration: 3 hours
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Art Museum
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen Rouen
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Art Museum
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain Nice
3.4
Duration: 3 hours
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Specialty Museum
Musée Marc Chagall Nice
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in France

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The Paris Catacombs ©
Cemetery
The Paris Catacombs Paris
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Disneyland Paris ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallee
2.8
Duration: 4h 30 min
Palais des Papes ©
World heritage site
Palais des Papes Avignon
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in France

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Religious Site
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde Marseille
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Church
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice Nice
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Palais Lascaris ©
Historic Site
Palais Lascaris Nice
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Place Garibaldi ©
Historic Site
Place Garibaldi Nice
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Winter Sports in France

Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Ski Area
Station de Ski L'Audibergue Andon
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Ski Cool
Ski Area
Ski Cool Val Thorens
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Station de Ski Reallon ©
Ski Area
Station de Ski Reallon Reallon
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Oxygene Ski School La Plagne
Ski Area
Oxygene Ski School La Plagne Macot-la-Plagne
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in France

Musee de Grenoble ©
Art Museum
Musee de Grenoble Grenoble
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes ©
Historic Walking Area
Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes Antibes
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Vallee Blanche ©
Mountain
Vallee Blanche Chamonix
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding Chamonix
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Via Sanguinari ©
Sightseeing Tour
Via Sanguinari Ajaccio
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Californian Massage ©
Spa
Californian Massage Cap d'Ail
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Farm
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras Cadenet
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min