A trip to France conjures up many different thoughts for many different people. Most people would naturally think of the Eiffel Tower or the Champs Elysees. For some, Paris is the only place that conjures memories of France and what the country means but there is so much more to France than just Paris. But once you get out of the city (and really if you have to stay in it) there are so many luxury things to do in France.
Unforgettable luxury things to do in France
These are certainly must do’s while visiting France but there are so many other great luxury things to do in France!
Barge Cruising in France
In the South of France, the newest type of luxury travel is on a barge. Does a week of luxury and slow travel indulgence sound great to you? Cruise the French canals along the Canal du Midi in the south of France. The distance one covers is not very far but the memories created will last a lifetime.
You will be indulged with amazing French wine and food, your onboard chef will make sure that your tastebuds are treated to full tour de force. You will have a beautifully appointed cabin and the barge facilities will put you at ease on your journey. You will take in the French countryside and watch as one small town drifts away another while another one comes into focus.
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Take a tour of a Champagne House
When it comes to bubbles in a bottle one name springs to mind instantly Dom Perignon. Made famous by popular culture through movies, everyone has heard the name. Rich people, movie stars and Royalty drink Dom Perignon. The Champagne House of Moet and Chandon make this iconic brand.
You can visit Moet and Chandon in Epernay France. The highlight of the tour being the Champagne Caves where the bubbly is stored. 28 kilometres of tunnels at 12 degrees keep thousands of bottles in perfect condition to produce some of the finest champagne in the world and you can see it all while you are there.
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Stay in a Chateau
The Loire Valley in France is dotted with chateau’s that you can stay in. There are even French Chateau rentals where you can have the place to yourself. The sheer thought of staying in one of these regal manors makes you giddy. Most Chateaus are like boutique hotels with a limited number of rooms available to guests at any time.
This allows the experience to be enriching and authentic. Most of these chateaus have well-manicured gardens, restaurants and bar facilities on site, some even have a pool. If you are into the outdoors and love exercise and bike riding tour between the Chateaus is a popular experience for all.
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Visit a day spa in Paris
Just near the Champs-Elysées and in Paris’ famous Golden Triangle, is the Spa at the Four Seasons. You don’t get voted the Best Spa in Europe four consecutive times by Travel and Leisure Magazine unless you have something special to offer. One of the most popular and famous treatments the spa offers is the ‘Stroll through Versailles’.
This treatment was inspired by the famous French Queen Marie Antoinette’s beauty treatments at the Palace of Versailles. Guests will be treated to a relaxing orange blossom body scrub (orange was her favourite scent) followed by a relaxing massage with warm shea butter before finishing off with a facial and macaroons. Now is that French or what?!
Gamble at the Monte Carlo Casino
Do you want to have a Martini shaken but not stirred at the Monte Carlo Casino? Made famous by James Bond in several movies the casino is a place to be seen. Put on your best tuxedo or cocktail dress and head out to this iconic establishment for a night of dining and gambling. There are two Michelin starred restaurants onsite. The Blue Bay restaurant is a Michelin starred restaurant creating a fusion of Caribbean and Meditteranean foods for you to try.
Elsa is the first 100% organic restaurant to receive a Michelin Star in the world. After you have been wined and dined head for the gaming area’s and roll some dice, play some cards or spin the slot machines. Hopefully, they will be in your favour. How great would it be to stay in one of the Luxury villa rentals France has to offer? Get dressed to the nines and head to Monte Carlo Casino!
We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has given you some great ideas for your next luxury adventure in France. It is easy to find so many things to do in France that have a touch of luxury, that will make your trip to France unforgettable. For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in France click through to our France Destination Guide page for more brilliant inspiration.
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Mark WyldAuthor Bio:
Father, husband, traveller and chief destination manager here at Wyld Family Travel. When Mark is not talking travel or planning travel you will find him working in disability support. Mark is a family travel advocate having travelled to over 45 countries with his kids from 10 months old, through to their teenage years. You will find his work here and on other popular websites.