France

France is the country that more people enjoy visiting than any other. France is one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe. Its cities 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, the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy. France is renowned for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture and fashion. France has been the world’s most popular tourist destination for over twenty years (83 million visits in 2012).  Metropolitan France is in Western Europe sharing frontiers with Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland to the east, Italy to the south-east. Spain and the small country of Andorra are to the south-west, across the Pyrenees mountain range. The Mediterranean Sea laps the south of France, with the Principality of Monaco forming a small enclave. To the west, France has a long Atlantic Ocean coastline, while to the north lies the English Channel, across which lies the last of France’s neighbours, England (part of the United Kingdom).

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Crossing the English Channel with DFDS ferry service.

Crossing the English Channel with DFDS ferry service.

There are plenty of options for you when looking to travel from England to France or vice versa. There are ferries, air travel and the channel tunnel. But what is the best way to actually make that journey? We choose the DFDS ferry service DFDS is the leading ferry...

Things to do in Colmar France

Things to do in Colmar France

Exploring Colmar is like jumping into a fairytale. Amazing coloured wooden house, blooming flowers and colours, stalks on roofs, the sort of stuff that inspired stories like beauty and the beast. Colmar is charming, enchanting and absolutely captivating for all its an...

How to get from Paris to Colmar

How to get from Paris to Colmar

For 6 weeks every year, all the roads in France seem to lead from Paris to Colmar in the Alsace region. The Colmar Christmas Market is one of the most traditional and popular markets in Europe and it is at the top of many lists as a must-visit destination in France....

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How to get from Basel to Colmar

How to get from Basel to Colmar

Many travellers to Switzerland take the opportunity to visit neighbouring regions such as the Alsace in France and Baden-Württemberg in Germany during their stay in Switzerland. Being so close together the call to easily visit another country is too hard to ignore for...

How to get from Strasbourg to Colmar

How to get from Strasbourg to Colmar

Many travellers to the Alsace Region in France make a trip from the capital Strasbourg to Colmar to visit one of the most picturesque towns known to man. Not only is Colmar a beautiful place to look at, it is also a wine connoisseur's playground and the food that is...

Devouring Paris food tour with Devour Tours

Devouring Paris food tour with Devour Tours

Food tours, they used to bring me out in a cold sweat. Our first ever food tour was with Devour Seville in 2015 and I remember Marley refusing to eat so many things I wasn't sure if we would ever go on another again. I was so worried that Jamie our guide would be...

The Paris Pass in 2 days

The Paris Pass in 2 days

One of the first big cities we were visiting in Europe was Paris and while we have been there a couple of times before there is still so much to see and do in Paris. We had no idea what to do and where to go on our 3-day visit to Paris but luckily the Paris Pass gave...

5 luxury things to do in France

5 luxury things to do in France

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. These are certainly must do’s while visiting France but there are so many other great luxury things to do in...

What to see in Montmartre Bohemian Paris

What to see in Montmartre Bohemian Paris

  As I woke on our first morning in Paris, I slowly opened the blinds to expose the sun coming up shining its light on Sacré-Coeur Basilica. What to see in Montmartre I thought to myself. One of the advantages of being an early riser is the peace, quiet and...