La joie de vivre - 7 ways to experience France
There is no doubting the appeal of France among our customers – and the latest figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation underline the European country’s appeal.
France is by far the world’s most visited country, recording 83.7 million visitors at the last count in 2014, and well above the second placed US with 74.8 million visitors.
Among the many attractions of France are the food, wine, weather, scenery and warm welcome. In addition, you’ll discover a unique “art de vivre” and a huge variety of destinations and trips that no other country can boast of.
From gentle rambles and cycles, to food and wine walking tours to challenging Alpine treks, there is something for everyone in France.
Walk amongst the majestic Alps and visit France, as well as neighbouring Italy and Switzerland, on one of our fabulous Mont Blanc walking holidays. Whether you're looking for a new challenge or simply want to enjoy the fresh alpine air and sample delicious, local dishes, you won't be disappointed with this classic trek.
If you like your walking holidays to be relaxing, luxurious and filled with fabulous food and drink, The Dordogne: Sarlat & the Périgord Noir in Style will welcome you with open arms.
The Le Puy Way (GR65) is the most popular of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes in France. The hiking route is a true delight passing through historic towns, volcanic landscapes, the Aubrac plateau and numerous vineyards.
This is what many people dream of for a French holiday: Gentle walking, huge and inviting vineyards, medieval villages of gingerbread houses, hilltop castles, charming hotels and delicious food and wines.
The French island of Corsica is a sight to behold with its stunning mountain and coastal landscapes. It is also a place for dining on outstanding fish dishes, relaxing in fantastic hotels and enjoying your choice of our daily self-guided walks.
The Loire Valley is famed for its fabulous chateaux, beautiful gardens and high-quality vineyards. The wider region in central France has also provided the inspiration for painters through the centuries, including Turner and Leonardo da Vinci. Once you arrive, you might not want to go home again.
Enjoy easy-going cycling along rivers and canals in some of France’s most picturesque countryside. France is a great place to holiday with the family and several trips, including Provence Bike & Boat, Bordeaux to Toulouse and Loire Valley Bike & Boat make excellent choices.
This post was originally published in January 2016