Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Travel to France



If you’re planning a trip to France you’ll be in good company. Nearly 80 million people vacation in France annually, making it the most visited country in the world.

A large proportion of these visitors make their way to Paris, the ‘City of Love’. From its stunning architecture to its fascinating landmarks and museums, the capital city is the perfect destination for those looking to indulge in history, culture and style.

Speaking of style, the French Riviera – the name given to the area of Southern France that stretches along the Mediterranean Sea – is a stylish paradise of beaches, restaurants, cafés - and Monaco. Although a sovereign state in its own right, Monaco attracts 10 million annual visitors, all looking to enjoy its casinos, marinas and other lavish amenities.

Away from such vibrant and extravagant locales, France is home to a range of rural landscapes and settlements perfect for unwinding in. From the châteaux of the north to the vineyards of Bordeaux and Champagne, many tourists make sure they plan a trip to France around the more leisurely aspects the country has to offer, as well as the odd spot of winetasting.

The Alps and Pyrenees also make the perfect backdrop for those that fancy trying their hand at skiing, or simply stepping into the wilderness.