Overview of France

France will always be the best choice of country for you to go for vacation as the country offers lots of interesting sightseeing places and tourist attractions to cater not only for you but also for the whole family if you are planning to go there with your children. It is also suitable to newly-wed couples to enjoy their honeymoon in France because it does not only provide the best in fine wine, strong cheese, but also the romantic surrounding ‘je ne sais quoi’ that you will never experience anywhere else in the world.

France is not only known for its famous landmark of the Eiffel Tower, a picturesque lavender field in Provence, or even a charming château which you can see reflected back at you in Loire. The most interesting thing about France is for you to experience and explore the diversity of the people, cultural traditions, and variety of foods and cuisine that this wonderful nation is comprised of.

You should plan your activities when you visit a country like France because it offers you with such a diverse range of tourist attractions where its major attractions are dominated by the rich and unique architectural and cultural heritage which the country are well-known with.

In the city of Paris itself, the capital of city of France, you would be able to visits lots of places that will interest you such as the world-famous Eiffel Tower (the Seven Wonders of the World) built in the year 1887 to 1889, Notre Dame Cathedral and Disneyland Paris.

There are also lots of museum scattered throughout France and the most popular one that you should visit is the Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) which is situated in the centre of Paris between the river Seine and the Rue de Rivoli. The museum houses the French people's heritage, ranging from the Capetian Kings of yore, Napoleon Bonaparte's Empire, until today. There is also priceless painting of the famous 'Mona Lisa'. Other museum to visit includes Picasso Museum and The Cite de L'Espace science museum in Toulouse. Apart from that, France also has wonderful ancient palaces like Palace of Versailles where you can see many artefacts used by the members of the royal families of France being displayed here and also the Queen's Chamber for public viewing.

Besides the city of Paris, there are also remarkable architecture and history to see in other city in France like Lyon and Marseille. If you like modern retreat and culture with beautiful beaches, the cities like Cannes, Nice and St Tropez are able to provide you with some of the finest beaches in the world. You can also enjoy world-class ski resorts that offer excellent environment and facilities for skiing, hiking, trekking, white water rafting, and canoeing if you go to the Rhone-Alps Region.

Other interesting places that you could choose to go are the Fontainebleau Castle, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Honfleu Harbor, Pyrenees National Park, chateaux of the Loire Valley, vineyard of Champagne and Burgundy, and WWII historic landmarks and museums of Normandy, plus also Bastille Fort for you to feel of the French revolution situated in the town of Grenoble.

In terms of historical values, France is considered to be one of most ancient histories in the world. French history ranges from a great saga of revolutions, wars and stories of aristocrats which starts from the 1st century BC where the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar rules the nation, the rulings of King Louis XIV in the 17th century making the country emerged as the most powerful nations in Europe, plus also the French Revolution in 1789 that ends the monarchy rulings. The famous Royal dynasties that rules France are the Bourbon, Valois, and Capetians to name a few along with the well-known Napoleon Bonaparte after the French Revolution up until he was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo (1815) which restored the monarchy ruling in the country.

As for the weather conditions, France has four types of different climate where the weather is largely dominated by mild summers and cold winters. Accommodation will also not be a problem because France is filled with variety of hotels ranging from 5 star, 4 star, 3 star as well as 2 star hotels to accommodate you according to your budget not only in Paris but also in Marseilles, Nice, Cannes, Toulouse, and other cities. There are also villas that you can rent or cottages for you to stay during your visit to France.