Places to visit in France

There are so many amazing places to visit in France that are very easy to reach with a short hop across the Channel on one of our ferries.

With great food, stunning beaches, plenty of history and a fascinating culture it is no wonder that France is one of the top holiday destinations for people in the UK as there really is something for everyone.

So, whether you are hoping to explore vibrant cities, hide away and relax in a country retreat, or unwind on a beautiful beach you will certainly find what you are looking for in one of these top places to visit in France.

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French Yachts Beach

Places to Visit in France

City Breaks in France

If you are heading to France for a city break it is likely that Paris is the number one destination on your list. With a whole range of amazing landmarks to see, restaurants and cafés to try, and places to shop, you will be spoilt for choice when you spend time in this capital city.

Alternatively, head towards the Belgian border and visit Lille where you can explore its stunning Old Town and take in the beautiful architecture. This creative city has an amazing atmosphere and plenty of attractions to discover too.

Further afield in the south-west of France you will find Toulouse, which is also known as the ‘Rose City’ due to the pink bricks that were used for many of its buildings. Although this destination is quite hectic in nature due to its vibrant food markets and varied nightlife, you will find calm in its gardens or walking along the canal.

All of these places to visit in France deserve a spot on your travel wish list, and with our 90-minute Dover to Calais crossing you can reach this diverse country and head off to see as many of them as possible in no time at all.

Paris in France

Chateau Gaillard Les Andeleys in Normandy, France

Country Retreats in North-West France

There is nothing more relaxing than heading into the countryside and spending some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and if you are travelling with your car[link] you will find that disappearing into the beautiful French landscapes is easy to do.

Those who love history will really enjoy exploring sites in Calais, Brittany and Normandy where you will find plenty to interest you, and anybody looking for a slice of authentic France will find this in the quaint villages, along the coastline, and around the many grand chateaux.

Hoping for something a bit active? You'll find that the north-west of France offers plenty of hiking and cycling routes so you can explore the countryside on foot or via two wheels depending on where your adventure takes you.

French Riviera Holidays

If you fancy spending your French escape feeling like a celebrity then look no further than a trip to the absolutely beautiful French Riviera. Known for being high-end and glamourous, this top place to visit in France is a must-see if you are hoping for a beach holiday to remember.
Boasting 300 days of sunshine each year you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where on the French Riviera you would like to stay. You could opt for fabulous Nice which is known for its luxury, or St Tropez or Cannes where you can enjoy a range of activities such as cruising, yachting, or playing golf.
The French Riviera is a 13-hour drive from Calais but it will take you on a wonderful journey through the gorgeous countryside, and you could even choose to stop in one of the lovely towns or villages for a night along the way if you wanted to schedule in a break.
The old port of Cannes in France

French alps skiing resort France

Alpine Skiing Holidays

The most popular destination for British skiers and snowboarders, the French Alps offer snow topped mountains, tree lined runs, and reliable snowfall which all make this the perfect location for taking part in your favourite winter sport. The Chamonix mountain range is the perfect place to go skiing in France.

You can reach the Alps in less than 10 hours from Calais and with loads of world-class resorts to choose from you won’t struggle to find somewhere that you would love to spend your holiday. Plus, don’t forget that when you travel with us you can bring as much luggage as you like so you don’t need to worry about leaving any vital equipment behind.

For a traditional option that is great for families look no further than Megève, or if you are after something a bit more challenging head to Les Trois Vallèes which is the largest linked ski area in the world.

So, don’t hesitate – book your trip today!

With great food, stunning beaches, plenty of history, and a fascinating culture it is no wonder that France is one of the top holiday destinations 

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