GLOBAL DIRECTORY: FRANCE

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Plan a trip to France with these resources to see the beautiful lavender fields at sunset just like this photo.

France is one of the most popular countries in the world, bringing in almost 90 million tourists a year. Its sophisticated culinary scene, charming towns, history and, of course, the wine are among the country’s many attractions. 

France’s capital, Paris, is known as the city of lights and love and it’s become a hotspot for couples on a romantic break. It’s easy to see why with its plethora of classical art, museums, fashion powerhouses and famous monuments including the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Cœur. 

Beyond the capital, France is a country filled with adventure. In the winter, visitors flock to the Alps in the north and the Pyrenees in the south to enjoy the ski season. During the summer, the Mediterranean coast is a hub for people wanting sun, sea and relaxation. 

Outside of its sprawling metropolitan towns and cities, France’s backcountry exudes a simple rustic charm that once experienced, fills its visitors with a longing to return. It’s no wonder that people end up buying a second home or spending their retirement there. 

With its exquisite gastronomy, fascinating history and rich cultural heritage, France has plenty to offer and you might just find yourself returning to it again and again.

Excerpt by Little Lost Travel

Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to France! So what are you waiting for?

LANGUAGE:   French

CURRENCY:  Euro (EUR)

GUIDES, ITINERARIES, & ATTRACTIONS

Weekend in Marseille, France: Seafood Paradise and Calques (Trips Get)

103 Free Self-Guided Walks in Paris (Trip Memos)

3 Days in Paris as a Beginner (World by Isa)

Traveling to Normandy: 9 Places you Have to Visit (Trim Memos)

What to See in Marseilles:  A 3 Day Itinerary of France’s Eclectic Port City (Year of the Monkey)

Luxury and Lavender: An Exclusive Tour to Le Château du Bois in Provence, France (Le Long Weekend)

Ultimate List: Best Spots to Watch Bastille Day Fireworks in Paris, France (I Am Eileen)

Travel Guide and Tips: Things to Do As You Celebrate Bastille Day in Paris, France (I am Eileen) 

15 French Revolution Places to Visit in Paris (World by Isa)

COSTS

How to Visit Paris on a Budget: The Complete Guide for a Cheap Trip (Big World Small Pockets)

Bordeaux on a Budget (Roaming Around the World)

What Does it Cost to Live in Nice, France? (Life Part 2)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Top 10 Stylish Eco-Friendly Hotels in France (Little Lost Travel)

Where to Stay in Toulouse – Grand Hotel de L’Opera (Trips Get)

Where to Stay in Nice, France – Boutique Best Western Hotel Plus Hotel Massena (I Am Eileen)

The Best Small Cool Campsites in France (Who Do I Do)

INSPIRATION

France, 2016 (Contradiction of Sorts)

FOOD

9 Swoon Worthy Bakeries in Paris (The Rambling Gals)

A Food Lovers Guide to the Food in Normandy (Gastro Travelogue)

The Paris Foodie Guide: My Top 10 (Gastro Travelogue)

SPECIAL TOPICS

30 Things to Know Before Traveling to France (Le Long Weekend)

Step by Step Guide of Paris Metro (Off the Tourist Treadmill)

Global Directory pages for countries near France

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GLOBAL DIRECTORY: FRANCE