The wide geography of France makes the country a beautiful and interesting place and allows a great amount of different sporting and leisure activities. At the same time, the architecture of the cities is one of the biggest attractions of France. Here you will find some information about the places that are worthy of visiting in France for you not to miss anything!
We highly recommend going to the paradisiacal beaches of Riviera in the southeastern coast of Mediterranean Sea. La Côte d’Azur or the French Riviera is one of the most luxurious and sophisticated places in the world. Still, there are affordable accommodations available for all budgets. It is one of the most famous resort areas. Nice is top on the list of recommended places for its sunny and wonderful beaches.
Provence, a region of the southeastern France, on the Mediterranean Sea, is something you cannot miss when in France. This Roman province is the perfect place to spend your holidays for its incredible medieval hilltop villages, the wonderful cities of Aix and Arles, its rich countryside with vineyards, sunflowers fields and olive groves. Marseille, located in the former province of Provence, is the second largest city in France with more than 1,500,000 inhabitants. The city is extremely interesting and worthy of visiting. One of the most important attractions of Marseille is its delicious seafood cuisine.
Another wonderful place is La Rochelle because of its beautiful beaches, picturesque architecture and the “Vieux Port” or Old Harbour, the heart of the city. For those who like nature, skiing, hiking, we recommend going to the French Alps. Its mountains, lakes and rivers make this place one of the most beautiful places on the planet. In the French Alps we find the highest mountain in Western Europe, Mont Blanc. In the lower Alps, the sophisticated city of Grenoble is a nice place to visit, especially for students. Above the towns, we find the fortified 16th-century Bastille offering views of the landscape.
Paris, the most extraordinary and beautiful city in the world, has a lot to offer. The city enjoys spectacular public art and architecture. Paris’ museums and monuments are the city’s main attractions. Among the most prestigious museums in Paris we find the Louvre. The city is also the owner of the most famous monument of France, the Eiffel tower. The 19th-century “Opéra Garnier”, where classic ballets and operas are performed, and modern “Opera Bastille”, which offers a mixed repertoire of modern and classic, are the largest Opera houses in Paris. The Notre-Dame and the Sacré-Coeur cathedrals are also on the top of the city’s main attractions. Theaters are important elements in the culture of the city. Among the most important Parisian theaters we find the “Bobino” and the “Théâtre Magador”. If you want to delight yourself with a jazz or Indy music concert, go to the New Morning Club. If you want to go clubbing, we recommend Le Cab, Le Queen or L’Etoile, and also Le Pulp, Le Rex and the Batofar, where renowned DJs play the best of electronic music. Paris has a good worldwide reputation for the high quality of its cafés, restaurants and hotels.
Sports and Outdoor activities
France has a wide range of adventurous activities: skiing and hiking on the wonderful mountains of the French Alps, surfing on the spectacular Atlantic Coast and biking along the old villages or in the middle of big cities such as Paris. Actually, these are traditional activities in France, especially cycling, which is highly encouraged in the country. The Tour de France, the most famous bike race in the world, is run in France.
Rafting and canoeing are also becoming common activities in France. Boat rental and organized excursions are very popular today. For those who like climbing, France mountainous areas allow this activity. Another pleasant activity that the country offers in its beaches and in its green landscaped is horseback-riding. There are riding stables practically in every town. We recommend the Rhône Delta in Camargue for riding. There are many leisure centers on beaches and lakes which rent dinghys, windsurfers, boats and jet-skis. Apart from this, sea-diving and fishing are possible activities, especially in the south.
If what you are looking for is extreme fun for you and your family, go to Disneyland® Resort Paris. This fantastic, dreamlike world comprises 5 theme parks: Main Street USA, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Adventureland, and Discoveryland. The easiest and quickest way to get to Disneyland® Resort Paris from any point in France is by car. We recommend renting a car. If you are in Paris you can take the RER A train which takes you from the heart of Paris to Mame-la-Vallée / Chessy station, at the gates of the park!
If you are in the mood of watching a movie, you will certainly find a movie theater no matter where you are. Generally, foreign movies are shown in their original language with subtitles. If you are bringing children you must take into account that censorship is quite slight in French movie theaters. There are special discounts for students. France offers a number of film festivals, and the most important of these is the Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes.