The magnificent Mont St Michel

The magnificent Mont St Michel, Normandy

France travel guide

Be welcomed by the famous, warm Breton hospitailty and enjoy the charms of Brittany - its rugged coast dotted with pretty, rustic seaside towns and villages, whilst inland you'll find beautiful countryside and cities of rich heritage in this land of Arthurian myth. Neighbouring Normandy holds much history from William the Conqueror's château in Caen and the Bayeux Tapestry, to the Normandy Landing Beaches and countless memorials and museums about WW2.

Further afield are the rolling vineyards and exquisite châteaux of the Loire Valley and the world-renowned wineries of Aquitaine. Enjoy the golden sands of Provence Côte d'Azur and relax in the stylish resorts of Cannes and St Tropez. Paris, the world's most visited city, has so much to explore and is a perfect destination for those looking for refined tastes and culture in its many museums that include the famous Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay.

Enjoy the mountain regions of Rhône Alps and the Midi Pyrénées where you can hike and climb stunning snow-capped mountains, go surfing off the coast of Aquitaine or Brittany and cycle through the beautiful flats and gentle hills of the Loire Valley. Or why not discover more about France's ancient past of megalithic stones at Carnac or wander the Roman ruins and amphitheatres at Saintes and Nîmes? There is so much to explore!

Regions to visit in France

Looking for what to do during your holiday in France? Take a look through our variety of travel guides to our favourite areas.

The walls of Intra-Muros around St Malo from the marina © Shutterstock

BRITTANY

The cliffs at Etretat, Normandy

NORMANDY

The Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France

LOIRE VALLEY

View of Pornic in Atlantic Loire Valley © Shutterstock

ATLANTIC LOIRE VALLEY

The bridge at Bordeaux © Shutterstock

AQUITAINE

The marina at La Rochelle © Shutterstock

POITOU-CHARENTES

Featured travel guides

Our featured guides offer 24-hour itineraries for visiting our port cities and the best places to visit to explore the history of D-Day in Normandy.

A photo of a couple studying a map over the bonnet of a car

24 HOURS AT OUR FRENCH PORTS

A Glimpse of D-Day tour - A tank on the D Day beaches of Arromanches

D-DAY AND WW2 IN NORMANDY

Our favourite French destinations

Our favourite French towns and cities are perfect for city breaks and day trips and have lots to offer whatever adventures you're looking for.

The Great Elephant in Nantes © Shutterstock

EXPERIENCE

NANTES

A view of the Abbaye aux hommes in Caen with flags and park

EXPERIENCE

CAEN

The medieval half-timber houses of Rennes © Shutterstock

EXPERIENCE

RENNES

EXPERIENCE

QUIMPER

Chateau de Saumur © Shutterstock

EXPERIENCE

SAUMUR

A view of Rouen at sunset with the silhouette of the cathedral overlooking the river Seine

EXPERIENCE

ROUEN

Holiday regions in France

Deciding where to go? Take a look at our favourite regions for holidays in France that have lots to see and do.

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