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France a Top Tourist Destination

Mar 11, 2008
France is a very popular location for a weekend visit, city break or vacation. This country hosts different climates in its various regions and the French Riviera is famous for its beaches while mountainous regions offer skiing in the winter. This well-liked destination offers a range of driving or cycling holidays, seaside resorts, mountain regions, villages, art, culture, history, museums, galleries, activity and nature holidays and even camping sites.

The French Baguette

One treasure that is fondly and deliciously connected with France is the baguette or the bread stick, as it as often referred to in other countries. Eating a baguette is a pleasure that may be enjoyed all over France. The traditional French baguette is a slender loaf of bread that may be up to a meter in length with a width of four or five centimeters. Thin, with a large expanse of crust and a soft white center, the baguette has become a symbol of France and a must for tourists. The true French baguette may be found in the smaller bakeries, as the version found in supermarkets although sold and eaten as a baguette is not usually quite the same as the original. Baguettes are great options for sandwiches. It is interesting to note that the popular French way of eating a baguette in the morning is covered with chocolate spread and dipped into a drink of hot chocolate. This bread may also be enjoyed with butter, jam or cheese.

It must be pointed out that the baguette is not the only delight in this line that France has to offer as there are many different kinds of bread, or 'pain', available. All the visitor has to do is choose. Once again, in general the bakeries provide a better quality of bread than the supermarkets. Some people may consider tasting a real French baguette to be more important than visiting various galleries or sites or arranging a place to stay while in France. Although eating a traditional baguette and sampling other French breads is a most enjoyable experience, reserving accommodation is also a matter worthy of attention.

All around the country there is a range of different types of accommodation available, including top hotels, vacation rentals and guest houses. In addition, there are places of accommodation that are particularly suited for business travelers and those that are more suitable for couples or families.

It is usually recommended to make reservations for vacation accommodation in advance, especially during peak holiday times. This relieves the traveler from the unnecessary strain and pressure of finding somewhere to stay at the last minute. Why wait until you get to France when you can reserve a vacation room in advance? This way, there is no need to waste valuable time and travelers may get straight down to business with sightseeing and sampling baguettes, croissants, cafe au lait and other delicacies.
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