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Best things to do in France

Best things to do in France

France is your favourite destination on earth. Every year, millions of travellers from all over the world visit the most beautiful places in France.

 

Whether you are staying in Paris, Bordeaux or Marseille, Nice, Sainte-Maxime, Cannes, or the Mont-Saint-Michel, discover the best things to do in France.

 

Make your choice and enjoy unforgettable experiences in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

 

Book your flights and accommodation at the best price and treat yourself to a few extras for a perfect stay in France..

 


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Disneyland Paris

Paris

Disneyland Paris is a magical place. It is the best theme park in Europe.

 

You can avail of your stay in Paris to enjoy a one or two day trip to Disneyland. Book your flights to Paris and your tickets for Disneyland Paris to avoid the queue and enjoy your stay.

 

Choose from our offer of over 700 hotels, B&B, guesthouses in and around Disneyland Paris. 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Paris and your tickets for Disneyland Paris to avoid the queue and enjoy your stay.

 

 Where to stay: One of the favourite family hotels is the “Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch” 

 


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Eiffel Tower with priority lift tickets

It's summer, the Parisians have gone on holiday to the south of France or Spain and Italy. Paris is quiet, the trees are in bloom, people enjoy the sweetness of life on the banks of the Seine.

 

Do you want to make your stay in Paris unforgettable? You have had a cruise on the Seine and you may have visited the Louvre or the Palace of Versailles even, but you want something more, an experience that will make your stay in Paris unforgettable and romantic?

 

Book your table in the chic restaurant "58" located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. The show is outside and on your plates: panoramic views of Paris, champagne and an unforgettable 3 or 4 course meal.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Paris as well as your accommodation at the best price and your  tours and activities in Paris.

 

 Where to stay: Stay in the chic 16th arrondissement of Paris by booking your room at the hotel "La Clef Tour Eiffel" located 900 m from the Eiffel Tower.

 


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Versailles

Versailles

During your stay in Paris you simply must not miss a visit to one of the most famous castles in the world, the Palace of Versailles.

 

Book your ticket with audio-guide and transfers from your hotel or a guided tour of Versailles by bike and discover this exceptional palace, its famous park, its Hall of Mirrors and take a walk in the footsteps of the greatest kings of France, Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Paris and hotel at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Paris, such as a full day Versailles & Paris sightseeing tour with lunch. 

 

 Where to stay: "Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace" located opposite the Chateau de Versailles.

 


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Paris: Dinner Cruise on the Seine

A stroll through the streets of Montmartre, the district of Amelie, is so romantic. Picasso lived there as well as Duchamp, Van Gogh, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec.

 

It is often enough to walk in Paris to immerse yourself in this unique city, the capital of love. If you want to treat yourself to unforgettable experiences in Paris, book a dinner cruise on the Seine. You think it's a bit cliché? We thought so too until we did it.

 

It is certainly the best way to explore the city of light. The sun goes down, the most beautiful monuments of the city are illuminated, you enjoy live music onboard and a dinner prepared by a French chef. What more would you like?

 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Paris, your transfer from the airport, your hotel at the best price and your tours and activities in Paris.

 

 Where to stay: "Le Damantin Hotel & Spa" offers free access to the Spa & wellness centre. 

 


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Le Louvre

Paris

The Louvre or Louvre Museum is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres. With more than 9.7 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum. (©louvre.fr).

 

Book your entrance ticket and skip the line.  

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Paris and your transfer from the airport. 

 

 Where to stay: "Hotel Alfred Sommier" situated 650m from the Opéra Garnier.   

 


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The “Pays de Colmar": Wine tasting and cellar visit

Colmar - Alsace

Colmar is not just a beautiful destination, it is probably one of the most beautiful destinations in France. Colmar is a fairytale in real life.

 

Unlike Disneyland, here everything is true. Real local artisans offer you exceptional products. You will be dazzled by the beauty of this city, its half-timbered houses, romantic canals, covered market and small independent shops.

 

"Le Pays de Colmar" includes Colmar, Riquewihr, Eguisheim, Rouffach, Kaysersberg, Ribeauvillé, Brisach and the Valley of Munster; it is a destination to explore at any time of the year.

 

We love Colmar at Christmas for its amazing Christmas markets but Colmar is also beautiful in spring with its Easter market and in summer with cultural events such as its incredible classical music festival.

 

Alsace is of course one of the regions of France best known for the quality of its wines. Come and discover one of the best wine cellars in the country of Colmar, taste and learn everything you have always wanted to know about winemaking and leave with a bottle of wine!

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Basel or Strasbourg airport (1h by car or public transport) and your hotel at the best price in Colmar and your tours and activities in Alsace.

 

 Where to stay:  During our visit to Colmar we stayed at the hotel "Le Colombier", a beautiful hotel located in the district of La Petite France, the favourite district of travellers who stay in Colmar.

 


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Eat pancakes at the Mont Saint Michel

Normandy

Le Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most visited monuments in France after the Eiffel Tower. It is not always easy to organize a visit to the Mont Saint-Michel as the nearest station is about ten kilometres away.

 

The easiest way is to book your tickets for a guided tour of the Mont Saint-Michel with transfer from Paris. Your guide will meet you at the Montparnasse station in Paris and you will board a high-speed train together.

 

You will be accompanied by a guide who specializes in history and nature, a perfect opportunity to learn a little more about this particular place.

 

Pancakes are not included in the activity but you will not have a hard time finding a small Norman restaurant on the Mont Saint-Michel. You can book this activity today, it can be canceled 24 hours in advance with full refund.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Paris and your accommodation at the best price. 

 

 Where to stay: "Le Relais du Roy", just 1.5 km from the Mont Saint-Michel.

 


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Visit the Champagne cellar wines

Reims - Champagne Ardennes

Reims is an exceptional city; it is the capital of the Champagne-Ardenne region. You must discover this sparkling and dynamic region whose name is so very familiar to you.

 

The word "Champagne" is a protected designation of origin and only sparkling white wines made in this region can be called Champagne. No matter what champagne you've been drinking lately, if it was labelled "Champagne" then it came from here.

 

Reims is also known for its cathedral, architectural heritage, churches and basilicas.

 

Do you know what is the best champagne in the Champagne-Ardenne region? It is a matter of taste but our choice is without hesitation the champagne "Ruinart". The cost of a bottle is quite high, reckon on paying 50 euros per bottle but it is better to drink one bottle of Ruinart than 3 bottles of a bad wine.

 

Book your flights to Reims as well as your hotel for the best price and your tours and activities in Champagne, such as a « Full champagne wine-day tour from Paris ». 

 

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Reims or Paris (1h30 by car). 

 

 Where to stay:  Book your room at the best price at the "Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa", a 5-star hotel surrounded by the Champagne vineyards.

 


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Strasbourg Christmas Market Tour

Strasbourg - Alsace

Strasbourg is the Christmas capital of the world! It is the cradle of Christmas in Europe. The first Christmas market in Europe was held more than 7 centuries ago in Strasbourg.

 

Come and explore the local specialties and immerse yourself in the fairy atmosphere of the Strasbourg Christmas market by taking a guided tour. You can of course visit Strasbourg at any time of the year and take a guided tour of its most beautiful monuments and unusual places.

 

During your stay you must taste the wines of Alsace and try an Alsatian sauerkraut. 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Strasbourg or Basel (1h by car/public transport) as well as your accommodation at the best price guaranteed. 

 

 Where to stay: Located in an 18th century building, the hotel "Les Haras" is renowned for the quality of its buffet breakfast and its bar and restaurant.

 


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Discover the Châteaux of the Loire Valley

There are different ways to explore the châteaux of the Loire Valley. You can either go by bus with transfer from Paris; everything is included in the price and you discover some of the finest castles of this beautiful region of France. Or you can make your own selection of châteaux and explore them with your own rental car.

 

The Loire Valley is only 2 hours by car from Paris. You can also book a helicopter flight over the most beautiful châteaux of the Loire Valley. You will fly over the Château d'Amboise, the Château du Clos Lucé, the Château de la Haute-Barde and many more.

 

 How to get there: Experienced guides will tell you the history of this region and the rich families who lived there. Book your flights to Paris and your hotel at the best price in Paris and book today your best tours and activities such as a hot air balloon flight above the Loire Valley.

 

 Where to stay: Book your room at the "Château de Paradis", classified as a historical monument and enjoy a breakfast of delicious regional products. 

 


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Explore the beautiful villages of the Dordogne Valley

 

The Dordogne valley is a favourite destinations for travellers exploring France. You will fall in love with the villages of Rocamadour, Carennac, Colonges-la-Rouge and Meyronne.

 

During your stay you will taste the best of French gastronomy and exceptional wines. There is also food for the spirit as the Dordogne Valley is rich in exceptional monuments, medieval castles and its famous half-timbered houses.

 

 How to get there: Guided tours will take you some of the most beautiful places in the Dordogne Valley, so go ahead and book your flights today for "Brive-Dordogne Valley" airport and your hotel, guesthouse or B&B, at the best price in the Dordogne Valley.  

 

 Where to stay: The guest house "Château de Maraval" is perfect for an unforgettable stay in this region of France. You can if you want, dine with the owners and hear the history of this exceptional place.

 


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A day trip to the "Verdon Gorge"

Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur Region

Regarded as one of the best natural wonders in France, the Gorges du Verdon will remind you the movie "The Wild River" with Meryl Streep, less dramatic and with incredible turquoise blue water.

 

This canyon, dug in the mountains of Lubéron and Ventoux, is the most beautiful canyon in Europe. During this day-trip from Nice you will cross the wild forest of the Verdon Natural Regional Park.

 

You will enjoy exceptional views from the "Balcon de la Mescla" and stop in the picturesque village of "Moustiers-Sainte-Marie". 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Nice (2h by car) and your hotel at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Provence

 

 Where to stay: "La Bastide du Calalou" located a 30-minute drive from the Gorges du Verdon. 

 


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From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

Imagine that the sun is shining in the sky and you leave the city to find yourself in the middle of the best grape varieties of Bordeaux. You are in Saint-Emilion, a beautiful medieval village world famous for the quality of its vineyards.

 

You are not here as a tourist but as a connoisseur. The doors of the largest chateaux and their cellars are open for you. You taste quality wines, you learn about the winemaking method, you walk in the village of Saint-Emilion with a private guide.

 

Take the time to taste the delicious macaroons of Nadia Fermigier, the best macaroons in France. The macaroon factory is located in the heart of the village of Saint-Emilion.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Bordeaux as well as your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Bordeaux.

 

 Where to stay:  During our stay in Bordeaux we stayed at the "Mama Shelter" and also in the sublime hotel "Les sources de Caudalie" in Martillac. This 5-star hotel is set amongst the most prestigious vineyards in the area. An unforgettable 5-star stay.

 


 

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