A Guide to Your Holiday in France

France has great beaches, spectacular mountains, and lovely countryside scenery. It is a capital of high fashion, an important culinary centre, a cultural and intellectual powerhouse, and the home of the most number of monuments. It's capital, Paris, is one of the world's great cities. France is the perfect destination for your next holiday!

Drive to Normandy to sample some apple brandy and party on the beaches of St. Tropez. Delight in the lavender fields of Provence, France’s gastronomic getaway. Spot the Gothic architecture of Rouen, and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lyon.

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Your France holiday wouldn't be complete without a French feast. From simple home cooking to Michelin-starred restaurants, your taste buds are in for quite an experience. Start your day with a flaky croissant, have moules marinieres (mussels with shallots in white wine sauce) for lunch by the sea, and devour your cassoulet (a hodgepodge of duck, goose, sausages, and pork rinds) like there's no tomorrow!

Enjoy a glass of the myriad regional wines -- Alsace, Bordeaux, and Burgundy -- and try out some Brie, Chevre, or Roquefort cheese.

If you're an adrenalin junkie, you'll enjoy watching the Tour de France, the Le Mans car race, or the French Open tennis tournament. Every year, the Nice Jazz Festival offers the best jazz acts from all over the world, while the Avignon Theater Festival is the focal point of dramatic arts. The annual Cannes Film Festival held in the south is a great venue for quality films and celebrity sightings.

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