Ask any female adventurous traveller about where they thought the most romantic country was and it would have to include France!
France's most popular destination is the romantic capital of Paris
. Whilst a little cliche, many travellers do propose to their girlfriends in Paris. If you are trying to impress someone, Paris is always a great place to start. For those already in a relationship, Paris is a great place for a dirty/romantic weekend. The trip from London to Paris can be done by plane, however the Eurostar is an attractive alternative as you are able to see the world passing by (very fast!). Any trip to Paris would be incomplete without a walk down the Champs Elisse, taking in views atop the Eiffel Tower (or sitting on the grass below looking up), visiting the Louvre (or the Musee D'orsay if the Louvre is closed), taking in a show at the real Moulin Rouge or even a day at Euro Disney for a Laugh!
Paris, whilst the best known, it is just one of many destinations France has to offer adventurous travellers. In summer, destinations like Cannes
are popular for people watching especially around the Cannes Film Festival. You can never look too good in these places so don't be afraid to bring along your Prada sunglasses and handbags. Nice
is especially nice (why is that we all say this?) as it has a fabulous beach for swimming and lounging around. During peak summer it will be crowded, so expect to pull up a towel next to thousands of French holiday makers and foreigners as you fight for your spot. It's also a great place for adventurous travellers to enjoy a drink or a meal. If you are looking for something a little more laid back, Lyon
could be the place for you to take a tour into the country side for some wine tasting and to explore the old castles. Of course if you love wine, you definitely would want to check Beaujolais
or even Champagne
If you are travelling to France in winter, you will be spoilt for choice especially if you love the white powdery stuff (ie snow!) If budget is no issue, then Chamonix
is the place for great winter skiing/snowboarding and the place to be seen. Another popular destination that is more affordable for adventurous travellers include Les Arcs
The map of France below, will show you all the top places to visit based 100% on on where and what other adventurous travellers have done themselves. If you are still not sure where and what to do we suggest that you click on the blue recommendations
tab at the top of the page. Here you'll find where in France other travellers are recommending and we'd love it if you also share with us
all the destinations you would recommend travelling to as well!
bugbitten.com's Travel Guide for France includes loads of places to stay
, nearly every tour
that passes through France and a ton of photos and blogs
to read just in case you are still having doubts if France is a destination to be included in your European adventure! less