A darling of Western Europe, France comprises of medieval and port cities, villages, mountains and beaches. While their capital City, Paris is known the world over as the city of love, and not just love, but fashion, food, art and breathe taking monuments.
With all this on offer it’s really not hard to understand why France is and has been one of the world’s top destinations for tourists around the world.
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Biarritz is as glitzy as it sounds and the stylish coastal town in the South of France is experiencing something of a reawakening when it comes to tourism.
Controlled by the British for 300 years, Bordeaux was once a sleepy city (literally nicknamed "Sleeping Beauty" in French). Nowadays it’s a blossoming tourist hub and a meeting place for wine connoisseurs from all corners of the world.
Lens belongs to the intercommunality of Lens-Liévin. This city has been overlooked by many new travellers for years-but this 36 commune’s city has transformed into a now world-class destination.
The north of France is Lille also known as the principle city of the Lille Métropole. This majestic city has transformed itself from being an independent town of Lomme- to a cultural hub, and a university town today.
Located in the magnificent Pyrenees Mountains, and home to a number of traditional villages, ski resorts and spas, Lourdes is the ideal base from which to explore the Midi-Pyrénées region.
As the original capital of Gaul, Lyon is a historical treasure, packed with ruins, relics and monuments dating back 2000 years. It’s no surprise that it’s an official UNESCO Heritage City, but don’t be fooled into thinking there’s nothing but stuffy museums and dusty artefacts here.
Marseille is a seductive city that balances history and modernity, nature and culture, and a variety of foreign influences with the skill of a burlesque dancer, and just as much joie de vivre.
Find cheap flights to Nice from South Africa on Travelstart.co.za and you’ll soon be living it up in the South France city. The city that is also known as “Nice la Belle” for all the right reasons, mixes friendly Mediterranean weather
Paris is the European capital of culture and romance. There is plenty to see, do and taste in this elegant metropolis, such as taking in some of the world’s most famous pieces of art or climbing one of the most iconic structures of the 20th century.
When you find out Grande Île in Strasbourg was the first city centre to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it becomes apparent that you’re in for a treat when you visit this region of France.
Not to be confused with Saint-Denis de la Reunion, the capital of La Reunion Island in the Indian ocean, that is close to Madagascar. Saint-Denis is part of Greater Paris, located only 10km north of the centre of Paris.
Saint-Etienne is the capital of the Loire department in the Rhone Alpes region.
The effervescent city of Toulouse perches on the banks of the Garonne River, on the site of an ancient Roman settlement.
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