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A Guide To The Best Areas Of France To Take A Holiday & Vacation


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It certainly is the fantastic land of France, where you can get everything that you often dream to see on your holidays. France is the country known for its superb cities, lovely nature, beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, magnificent monuments, captivating châteaux, art & architectural wealth, glamour & glitz, good foods, great wines & champagnes, and nice people.

Surely, having one of the most pleasing capitals, like Paris and nice cities like Nice, France is one of the most visited destinations in the world. It's always listed on top in the list of the European vacation destinations. You can find numerous wonderful places in France, but here are the best areas for French holidays & vacations.

The region immediately surrounding the French capital is often considered one of the fine regions for the French vacations. The area is known as Île de France. It is known for its natural expressions of beauty - parks, forests and river lands. The area is home to some of the world famous vacation destinations, such as Paris and Fontainebleau. You can also visit the Palace of Versailles. Disneyland Paris also lies in the region, Île de France.

Haute-Normandie, the region of the northern France including the cities, such as Rouen, Dieppe, and Le Havre, is pretty area to enjoy French vacations. Rouen, located about 135 km north-west of Paris, is known for Rouen Cathedral, the center of la vieille ville where Joan of Arc was burnt and the Big Clock. Dieppe offers the nearest beach to Paris. Giverny is best known for Claude Monet's garden and home. Les Andelys gives you chance to visit Château-Gaillard, a ruined medieval castle. You can visit the city center of Le Havre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The sub-region of Aquitaine, in south-western France, Les Landes or Landes is famous for its beaches, sand dunes and pine forests. The area is favorite place for biking, sun-bathing, swimming, and camping. For biking, the region has many fine kilometers of flat trails through the pine forests. It has many fine beaches for swimming and sunbathing. It is a very famous camping destination with over 100 1-stars to 4-star campsites. Léon, Mimizan, Dax, Capbreton, and Saint-Paul-lès-Dax are some of the notable cities of the region.

The large inland region of south-west France, Midi-Pyrenees is home to many fine cities, tourist sites, and castles. Toulouse is the capital and the main tourist destination of the region. Dordogne, the place known for its castles and other tourist attractions is part of the region. There are over one thousand castles in Dordogne. The caves of Lascaux are major tourist traps. Périgueux is known for its Roman ruins. Lourdes is the other most visited places in the region.

Rhône-Alpes is one of the most attractive regions for tourists and skiers. Home to some of the finest ski destinations, such as Portes du Soleil, Le Grande Massif, Chamonix, Les Contamine Mont Joie, St. Gervais, Megeve, Les Trois Vallees, and Val D'Isere, the area is a virtual paradise for skiers. You can easily access Mt Blanc, the highest peak in the Europe, from the mountain town of Chamonix. Here, you can also enjoy riding the cable cars. Lyon is a gastronomic city with a vibrant cultural scene in this area. Annecy is the Venice of Savoie; the city is known for small canals and streams with clean, fresh and lazuline waters.

One of the most popular holiday regions of France is Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It covers a large area from the charming Provence up to the Alps. Nice is the most coveted vacation destination in the region. Sisteron is the sunshine city of the area. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the city experiences “300" days of sunshine. If you want to enjoy well-preserved Roman theater and music festival, you can visit Orange. It's not all; the area has lots more for its guests.

Author writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing listings for Hotels, Villas, Paris apartments , and Holiday apartment Rentals .


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