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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The Paris Pass in 2 days

The Paris Pass in 2 days

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5 luxury things to do in France.

5 luxury things to do in France.

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What to see in Montmartre Bohemian Paris

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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 serenity...

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