France is the world's most popularly visited country, and its legendary cuisine, sophisticated culture and romantic views have enchanted and drawn tourists for centuries.
Situated in the heart of Europe, France enjoys excellent transport links making it easy to explore its differing regions. The south of France, with the A-list beaches of Cote d’Azur, and the shopping palisades of Cannes draw the world's rich and famous. The sweeping verdant greens of regions like Provence and Dordogne provide an idyllic backdrop to a fine glass of wine. If these don’t provide enough appeal, the capital of romance – Paris – is every bit the fairytale it sounds, and there is still much, much more to see and enjoy.
For the food (and drink!) lover – France is almost beyond comparison; its sweeping vineyards, aromatic herb fields and flair for fine dining have birthed many of the sauces and cooking techniques we use today.
For the adventurer, France offers world-class skiing in season, and a countless myriad of villages, stone-cobbled towns and cities to explore by foot.
This eclectic mix of pursuits, experiences and landscapes is the magic of France. The magic that has seen the country grace the cover of magazines, warm the pens of authors and influence fashion and glamour.
There is no ideal way to explore France other than quite simply to do it often and at leisure.