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From the Côte D'Azur's sunny beaches to Brittany's rugged cliffs, from Bordeaux's vineyards to Alpine Glaciers. France possesses extraordinary diversity.

Paris, the elegant capital, is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous and beautiful. It has splendid museums, art galleries, restaurants and nightlife and is where haute cuisine and haute couture mix comfortably with the avant garde. Take a romantic boat cruise on the Seine River or visit the Mona Lisa at the world famous Louvre. Walk down the Champs Elysees or experience the magic of the Eiffel Tower.

Just outside Paris is the Chateau of Versailles. Wanting to escape the busy life in Paris and to keep the nobility under his control, Louis XIV wanted the chateau to set up home in and install the government. Started in 1664 the Chateau was completed shortly before the King's death in 1715. The surrounding park is large and includes formal and informal gardens, for those who prefer not to walk or have limited time, a small train shuttles between the front terrace of the Chateau and the Trianons.

Disneyland Paris offers a world of non-stop entertainment for the young and the young at heart. Rediscover the magical stories of childhood in fantasyland, where fairy tales and Disney come alive, meet Snow White, Cinderella, Mickey Mouse and all their friends and foes. It's a magical experience for all. Visit Frontierland where adults stay behind while the young ones climb, slide and crawl in the Pacohontas Indian village (no parents allowed). Hurtle through the heart of Big Thunder Mountain on a runaway train, experience the mischievious ghost in Phantom manor or take a nostalgic cruise on a paddle steamer. Next wonder through the oriental bazaar from the world of Aladdin, meet smugglers, pirates and Captain Hook or test your bravery as you spiral through a 360° loop and race up, over and under Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril mine site, backwards!

It's all in Adventureland. Main Street USA could be your next stop, a recreation of a century old small American town, with horse-dawn street trams and vintage cars. Then there is Discoveryland which allows you to travel through time and space but watch out for Professor Szalinski and his famous shrinking machine. Have you ever wondered how magic carpets fly? Well for those interested in Hollywood magic a visit to Studio Park is a must, here you can step into the captivating behind the scenes world of film, animation and entertainment. And if Dad is finding it all too much take him to Golf Disneyland, located a few kilometres away from the main park, which is suitable for players of all levels.

French Riviera
For somewhere a little more sedate, on the French Riviera the sun-drenched Côte D'Azur meanders along the rocky Mediterranean coast past Nice, the gateway to the beaches of glamorous Cannes. This is an area where the emphasis is on sun, sea and sand. There are a few theme parks including Aqualand and Aquatica, the latter is Europe's largest wave pool. The region boasts some remarkable scenery with the incredible Massif de l'Esterel mountains, the Lerins Islands and the Gorge du Verdom, the world's second largest gorge, just a couple of hours drive inland. Cities include: Avignon, Cannes, Marsailles, Nice and St. Tropez.

To really appreciate all France has to offer you could hire a car or take an escorted tour.

Winter Sports
Ski France for big mountains, huge linked ski areas and a well developed ski infrastructure. France leads the world in creating vast ski regions, often linked by ski lifts and covered by one regional ski pass. Ski resorts can provide hundreds of kilometres of wide pistes catering for all types of skier.

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When to go

The size of France makes it difficult to generalise about its climate, but the Mediterranean coast experiences mild and humid winters and hot, dry summers, sometimes with heavy rainfall. In Paris summer temperatures are mild to warm, with occasional heat waves, while winters are very cold with temperatures often around freezing. It can rain at anytime of the year.

Additional Information

Time Difference Local Currency Local Language Average Flying Time
GMT/UTC + 1 DST applies Euro French 6 hours 45 mins