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Things To Do On Holiday in France

Apr 26, 2008
France is one of the most popular family holiday destinations for families staying in holiday villas and self catering apartments. France is located in Western Europe. The country is famous for fashion, art, music, cinemas and food. The climate differs from region to region.

The northern and north western region of France have a temperate climate. On the other hand, the south east region experiences the Mediterranean climate. Inland places face harsh weather with less rain, stormy and hot summers and colder winters. The mountainous areas are covered with snow for the majority of the year.

The Alps are one of Europ's most popular skiing resorts. Albertville, Grenoble and Chamonix are the most popular places to stay for winter sports. Here you will find ski chalets and self catering apartments available to rent direct from the home owners. In the summer tourists come to the Alps for the hiking.

There are numerous things which can be enjoyed while holidaying in France. It is the most famous tourist destination in the world. The country attracts tourists through the dozens of tourist attractions such as Paris, Atlantic beaches, winter sports in the Alps and various castles. You can indulge into the diversified culture of France.

Paris is the most visited city in the world. Also known as the city of lights, the capital city of France has lots of attractive things for the tourists to see. The beautiful city of Paris is a famous spot for couples on their honeymoon. It is considered the most romantic city of all. While there you can stay in one of the many luxury self catering apartments or holiday villas in the capital.

The best way to find out all about Paris is to visit one or several of its museums, consisting of more than seventy. You can purchase one single ticket that allows entry to all of them. The Eiffel Tower is the most popular landmark in Paris. Apart from this, Paris is visited for the Lachaise Cemetery, Catacombs, Sainte Chappelle, Chateau de Versailles and Grande Arche de la Defense. Paris hosts a number of major fashion and sports events throughout the year. Many tourists rent a holiday villa or self catering apartment and use this as a base to explore the locals towns and museums.

The Tour de France is the infamous cycling tournament that takes place that covers most areas of France. The cyclists cover more than 3,000 kilometers. Hundreds of tourists come to France especially to witness the greatest racing event. There are luxurious holiday villas, apartments and cottages all available to rent in France.

Cannes is famous for hosting the annual Cannes Film Festival. Thousands of tourists and local residents gather in the city to get a glimpse of their favorite film star. Every evening during the film festival, film stars from around the world walk the red carpet.

Besides the film festival, Cannes is also famous for its beaches. So, even if you don't get to see the film stars, you can relax on one of the enchanting beaches instead. Iles de Lerins is a place with two beautiful beaches in Cannes. Dotted along the coastline you will find numerous self catering apartments and holiday villas with swimming pools available for rent.

Nice Carnival is yet another exciting event worth visiting. The 10 day festival takes place in Nice every year. It is the combination of parades, street theaters, concerts and food stalls. The carnival has been taking place in France since the middle ages. This is the largest carnival out of them all.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites.To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday Villa Rentals in France
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