Situated just a 2-hour flight away across the English Channel, France is one of the most accessible countries for British travellers to visit, proving that we don’t have to go halfway around the world to have a memorable holiday! France has a longstanding reputation as one of the best countries to holiday in Europe, with its lively cities, beautiful countryside and delicious cuisine all contributing towards its appeal.
Whether you’re looking for a cultural city break in Paris, an exciting ski trip in the Alps or a scenic getaway on the mountainous island of Corsica, France has something for you!
For a weekend away, you really can’t do any better than Paris! Climb the Eiffel Tower, have a picnic in the Tuileries Garden or shop ‘til you drop on the Champs Elysées – the choice is yours.
With its turquoise seas, white sand beaches and mountainous landscape, Corsica is the ideal island getaway. Those who love the great outdoors will be in their element, with hiking trails and cycle routes in abundance, but if you’d rather just relax there are miles of beautiful beaches where you can sit back and take it easy.
A ski holiday is also an option in the French Alps. With so many resorts to choose from including Val d’Isère, Chamonix and Alpe d’Huez, skiers are guaranteed to find a resort to suit their needs!
France is famous for its cuisine, and where better to sample it than in the country where it originated? The country is renowned for its high quality cheese, particularly brie and blue cheeses, and wines such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Other French specialities include ratatouille, beef bourguignon and bouillabaisse.