Top city attractions and tours in France

France welcomed over 82 million tourists in 2016 and is officially the most visited country in the world. From stunning vineyard landscapes to world-famous art, history and culture, France offers a wealth of things to see and do.

Paris

Undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris is home to the iconic Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and a wealth of fascinating museums and monuments. This thriving city is situated on the River Seine and offers visitors a choice of riverside bars and restaurants, and vibrant pavement cafés in the town centre. Visit the famous Louvre Museum or the Cathedral of Notre-dame. The Orangerie is also home to Claude Monet´s masterpieces. Foodies can indulge themselves in Paris, where some of the world´s most celebrated restaurants are situated. Why not combine your city trip to Paris with a wine tour in the Champagne region? Situated just 140km north of Paris, Champagne tours can be booked before you leave home so you can make the most of the region when you arrive.

Nice

Nice is situated on the South East Coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, and is famous for being an elegant and glamorous city which attracts the jet-set. Nice is much more affordable than other cities of France´s Cote d´Azur, and the best way to explore is on foot. Stroll through the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town which boasts stunning buildings and churches. The main square – Place Massena is lined with palm trees and is used for many of the city´s festivals and open air events. Enjoy traditional cafés and bistros and beautiful beaches, shops and upmarket restaurants. Book a tour of the French Riviera villages and countryside while you are in Nice and fully explore this stunning region.

Perpignan

Perpignan is the capital of the so-called Pyrenees Orientales, and its cultural identity comes from Spanish Catalonia. This border city boasts the Mediterranean coast on one side and the stunning mountains of the French Pyrenees on the other. Perpignan enjoys over 2,500 hours of sunshine each year and was described by Salvador Dali as the ´Centre of the World.´ Perpignan Cathedral and the Palace of the Kings of Majorca are well worth visiting, as is the Stade Aime Giral, which hosts major sporting events throughout the year. Take a tour of a 16th century fortress between the Etangs de Salses and the Corbières or discover the Vermeil Coast by helicopter!

Cannes

Cannes is a vibrant city, probably most famous for the Film Festival which is held every year, usually in May. There is much more to this city than the Film Festival however, and visitors can enjoy the stunning beaches by taking a walk down La Croisette, a mile long promenade. Trips to Iles de Lerins are also popular, which is made up of 4 islands, just a 15 minute ferry ride away. Visitors can shop till they drop in Rue Meynadier which is lined with 18th Century houses or enjoy a flutter at the Casino Croisette. If you want to see more of the surrounding area, consider a half day tour to Monaco and Eze from Cannes.


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