One of Europe’s largest cities (approx. 2.5 million inhabitants, 11 million including the environs) that has much more to offer than only the Eiffel tower.
Paris is characterized by an abundance of national treasures and historic buildings, but is also on par with other cities in terms of events and nightlife.
The best way to start a trip to Paris is with an extensive sightseeing tour, which can also be done on foot, as the town centre although large is not impossibly vast.
This way everyone will be able to find their favourite spot, of which there are no doubt plenty. You won’t have much time to relax in this vibrant city though, as constant activities and movement will keep you on your feet.
Some archaeological finds have proven that Brittany was home to human life as long as 600,000 years ago. The most impressive heirlooms left behind by earlier civilisations are, however, the megaliths.
Blocks of stone, many tonnes in weight, arranged in semicircles and in rows, today still attest to the skill of their builders. Nevertheless, the peninsular in the northwest of France is not famous for its cultural attractions, as the region is frequented especially by holidaymakers who value diversity and variety.
You’ll find everything here that your heart could possibly desire, ranging from rocky coastlines to fine, sandy beaches. But in spite of this, Brittany has still kept some of its unspoilt nature, even if many of the tourist attractions are already exploited commercially. Small towns with markets selling oysters bred in the region and other seafood and friendly cafés are a welcome contrast to the usual, beaten “holiday tracks”.
The mild, relatively moist climate is almost perfect for spending a holiday in rural climes and can even be enjoyed during the off-season.
One of the best-known and most frequented regions in France and that’s not just due too the outstanding, world-famous blend of "Herbes de Provence". The Provence covers and area of approx. 30.000 km², boasts 4.5 million inhabitants and is divided into 6 départements.
The region’s capital, Marseille (about 800,000 inhabitants), in the south of France, marks the region’s southern boundary. To the north, it borders the Alps and the Maritime Alps (At about 1,900 metres, the highest mountain is Mont Ventoux), while to the west, the region abuts the Camargue. The Cote d'Azur is next to the east.
With countryside that is as varied and famous as the cuisine, the Provence offers practically everything you might want for that genuine "all-round holiday". There are enough rivers, lakes, coastline and beaches to indulge in any kind of water sports.
The French Riviera is not only home to hotel complexes, nightlife and marinas...
For most people, the Cote d'Azur is a byword for luxury tourism and top-class holidays. It’s not just Monaco that is rich and well known, Cannes, too, now enjoys global renown thanks to the annual film festival.
Nice (400,000 inhabitants) is the largest tourist refuge between Monaco and Cannes. The boom in tourism was initiated by the British in the 19th century and has continued to this day, but is now more international in nature.
The European Parliament took up residence in Strasbourg and ever since, Alsace, in the centre of Europe, has been famous the world over.
Situated between Germany and France, the region has over the years changed hands a number of times, but is now part of France. Many of the inhabitants are bilingual, but feel more Alsatian than anything else.