Fabulous France!
France is one fabulous destination that needs no lengthy introduction because it has been the most popular tourist destination for over twenty years registering over 90 million visitors in the last couple of years. Located in Western Europe, France shares borders with Germany and Switzerland to the east, Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Spain to the south-west and Italy to the south-east. Some of the greatest treasures in Europe are found in the cities of France and its well-tended and prosperous countryside boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like the French Riviera, Paris, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, Brittany, the castles of the Loire Valley, the Atlantic beaches, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its history, fashion, culture and gastronomy.

When you think of France, the first images in your mind would be the iconic Eiffel Tower, the famous Mona Lisa smile or the Arc de Triomphe, a splendid châteaux and vast vineyards past lavender fields. You may imagine yourself staying in a romantic hotel in France, drinking coffee in a lively Paris café, sharing a croissant in a countryside bistro or enjoying a relaxing stroll at the chic resorts of Cote D’Azur. Those images are only the tip of the iceberg, so they say. So, pack your bags now and discover much more!

Aside from the Eiffel tower and Arc de Triomphe, other must-see Paris attractions are Notre Dame and Sacré Coeur. Stroll around wide green parks like the Luxembourg Gardens, stride through the banks of the river Seine or admire the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Drive to Bordeaux, a city famous for its wine but also with lots of historic sights to discover. Visit Lyon, the country's second largest city, where you could find Roman ruins. Pass by Strasbourg and Montpellier with lots of nice cafés and monumental buildings. Head on west to the historic city of Nantes, home to the Château des ducs de Bretagne and many other monuments or marvel at the Roman and Romanesque Monuments in Arles.

Done with Paris? Then head for the magnificent cities of the Côte d'Azur, to bustling Nice to enjoy the beaches and a stroll around the Promenade des Anglais and to Avignon to see the Palais-des-Papes and splendid ramparts. Saint-Tropez can be a delightful hideaway except during summers and local holidays when accommodations, just like any hotel in France, would be overcrowded. The same condition goes for Cannes, where the famous Cannes Film Festival is held. When this happens, escape to the peaceful Îles de Lérins which is just a short boat ride away or to the gorgeous villages of Gourdon and Èze, both offering amazing panoramic views. From Eze, take a short trip to the glitz and glamour of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat with the impressive Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild full of impressionist art and Monaco.

The best way for you to enjoy a well-deserved holiday in France is to plan ahead. It is always good practice to list down your itinerary way ahead of schedule to give you plenty of time to prepare for a memorable holiday treat or business trip. A good idée is to start your planning by booking a nice and comfortable hotel here on ExcelBooking.com.