We love France! It's so easy to get to - whether by flight to one of its many regional airport, having the flexibility of driving over using the Tunnel or ferry, or using the convenience of the Eurostar services which whisk you from London's St Pancras Station right into the heart of Paris. From the Gare du Nord, it's a taxi ride or short trip on the Metro to one of the capital's other stations that open up the whole country courtesy of France's legendary high-speed rail system, the iconic TGVs.
There are not many cities that can compete with Paris' romantic appeal and fashionable chic. This makes it the perfect citybreak destination at any time of year. There is a word in French 'flaner', which means something akin to 'wandering aimlessly' - usually associated with spring-time -, and this really is the epitome of a citybreak to Paris, where 'wandering aimlessly' through the city's many parks or along the banks of the Seine is one of those real 'bucket-list' experiences. Of course, lots of people go to Paris far-from 'aimlessly', but with plans to see the truly great sights and enjoy the many sounds of this wonderful city. You can use our Flight + Hotel and Accommodation options to check out the huge choice of hotels available across the city at any time of year, and don't forget to check-out the Attractions that can be pre-booked to complete the enjoyment of your stay.
Even though Paris is central to 'the French way of life', there are many other beautiful and easily-accessible cities to discover - whether it's Avignon, Bordeaux or Caen - there's almost an A-Z of cities just waiting for you - full of unique character, and all, of course, revelling in their reputtation for world-beating food accompanied by wonderful wines, champagnes, brandies and liqueurs.
With France, however, the cities are really just the start. There is some of Europe's finest and most diverse scenery with rolling hills to the wilds of the Camargue, the captivating light and shade of Provence, ruggedness of Corsica in contrast to the unrivalled glamour of the Cote d'Azur from St Tropez to Monte Carlo, then there's the architectural splendour of the Loire to Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland Paris. Whatever the style of holiday you are looking for, France has something to offer.
France doesn't really 'do' compromise, and nothing demonstrates this better than its attitude to skiing and ski resorts - yes, there are some pretty villages that have grown into ski resorts over the years, but where the country leads the world is in the creation of the 'purpose-built ski resorts', where everything is dedicated to their visitors having the time of their lives on the slopes, whether as skiers or snowboarders. Nowhere sums up this approach better than Avoriaz - a short transfer from Geneva, set amongst stunning mountain scenery, this traffic-free resort offers doorstep skiing from its futurist-looking accommodation. Like many of its counterparts, such as Les Arcs, La Plagne, Tignes and Val Thorens, these resorts not for you if you are looking for the charm and 'Gemutlichkeit' of an Austrian village, but the skiing and snowboarding is simply magnificent.
France offers so much - from lakes to mountains, from beaches to cities - you will never exhaust the possibilities of our nearest neighbour whatever the type of holiday you are looking for.
For your convenience and financial security, whether you are booking Flights Only, or Flights + Hotel, the prices quoted automatically include the CAA's ATOL fee at £2.50pp, an Airline Failure Protection Insurance Premium at £4pp, and 1 piece of hold-baggage per person.
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