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If you are having trouble finding things to do in France during your vacation, you are in the right place. We are happy to provide you with ideas for days out in France as well as help you discover famous France attractions and sightseeing, participate in France events, visit theatres, go on exciting tours, look for restaurants and hotels in France. Plan your trip to France with our useful traveller information.

Best Places to Go in France

Each French region has its unique appeal. From the outdoorsy French Alps, to the sunny, soothing lands of Provence, there’s always so much to explore.  

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Paris

It's almost impossible to mention France without its capital city, Paris. Grand architecture, elegant fashion, numerous shopping locations, and excellent museums are some of Paris' attractions. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, shop in the Latin Quarter, and end your day with an evening cruise down the Seine.

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Reims

One of France's Villes d'Art et d'Histoire ("Cities of Art and History"), Reims is a top location to visit. Housing three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, delicious wine and the famous biscuit en rose, it is a must-visit destination.

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Côte d’Azur / French Riviera

Dazzling blue waters and even bluer skies are hallmarks of the Côte d’Azur. Start at Saint Tropez, home to numerous celebrities, take a detour through Nice to see some museums, and end with a visit to Camarat’s lighthouse, Pampelonne’s beach, and the Citadelle.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Wine lovers arise! Second only to the Champagne region, Bordeaux is one of France's most prominent wine-producing provinces. And what’s not to love — it has over 6,000 vineyards and some of the world’s finest wines.

Things to Do in France

Enjoying Nature & Wildlife

For wildlife enthusiasts, France has nine national parks where its indigenous plants and wildlife have been preserved. See Alpine lynx, chamois, brown bears, wolves, lynx, and mountain hares in their natural habitat. 

Adventurous types will enjoy hiking through several mountain paths from beginner to advanced.  

The Les Écrins National Park has more than 100 mountain peaks, while the Vanoise National Park has more than 500 documented and marked paths.

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Something for Two

There's no place like the City of Love for a romantic getaway. Take your loved one on a sunset boat ride on the River Seine and enjoy a serene walk through the Temple of Love. Don't miss out on a romantic walk through the Christmas Markets or a candlelight dinner at the top of Eiffel Tower. There's even a museum to visit, the Musée de la Vie Romantique! What more is needed to create the romantic trip of your dream?

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Fun With the Kids

With kids, there's no shortage of activities. Explore national parks and museums, chateaus, fortresses, and castles with your little ones. Take them to see plays and dramas reenacting historical French moments.

And an absolute must to complete every visit: Disneyland Paris!

Enjoying Nature & Wildlife

For wildlife enthusiasts, France has nine national parks where its indigenous plants and wildlife have been preserved. See Alpine lynx, chamois, brown bears, wolves, lynx, and mountain hares in their natural habitat. Adventurous types will enjoy hiking through several mountain paths from beginner to advanced. The Les Écrins National Park has more than 100 mountain peaks, while the Vanoise National Park has more than 500 documented and marked paths.

Art & Culture

From painting and philosophy to literature and theatre, to architecture, music, poetry, and sculpture,  France is extremely rich in art and culture.  

See iconic churches like Notre Dame and stunning palaces like the Versailles. Visit renowned museums and galleries like the Musee D’Orsay, the Louvre, and  the Centre Pompidou to see the artwork of the greats.

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Cuisine

Cuisine

French cuisine is extremely diverse; there’s a ton of things to eat. Try baba au rhum and Bouchée à la reine from the Lorraine region or pig out on Bouillabaisse in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.  Don’t forget to try wine from France’s wine producing regions and pair it with meals like Coq au vin or the Bœuf bourguignon. Aside from delicious meals, the pastries and desserts in France are no joke. From macarons to creme brulee to the famous pink biscuits, your palate is in for a treat.

World Heritage Sites

France is home to 41 United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites. It’s a travesty to say you visited France and did not visit any.

  • Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
  • Canal du Midi
  • Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Reims
  • Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Palace and Park of Versailles
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)

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