Hardly any other country offers such a variety of landscapes, so infinitely numerous art and cultural treasures, so varied and exquisite culinary delights as the land of chansons. Whatever you're looking for, La France has it!
As a land of water, it has two seas that couldn't be more different: The bright turquoise blue, calm Mediterranean Sea with beautiful sandy beaches and the wild Atlantic Ocean. Several lakes rich in fish and an almost infinite number of large and small, mostly crystal-clear rivers do justice to the reputation of the "land with lots of water". In addition there are the numerous mineral springs known beyond the borders such as Vichy, Volvic and what they are all called.
Flora and fauna promise everyone who loves nature a real treat. Above all the Mediterranean coast with the Côte d'Azur, where the yellow mimosas shine, the lemons, the eucalyptus, the cistus roses, the oleander and much more, put the senses of the visitors into a true intoxication. And who doesn't know them, the fragrant, purple flowering lavender fields of Provence or the numerous olive groves in Luberon?
Rather rugged, peculiarly shaped rocks can be found in Brittany, whose landscape is generally very mystical. Just think of the impressive menhirs and dolmens.
Unique ancient buildings, Vauban's heirs and the UNESCO World Heritage Site dot the country. The well-preserved medieval fortress of Carcassonne, Les Baux-de-Provence perched high on a rock, the cave dwellings and cave villages of Rochemenier and those around Saumurs, but also contemporary witnesses of a less glorious, more recent past such as Oradour-sur-Glane or the landing beaches in Normandy, which today seem rather peaceful, are all French tourist magnets of a special kind, not to forget the regions with their special culinary delicacies: The Atlantic coast between the estuaries of the Loire and the Gironde is a place to visit with its world-famous oysters, Alsace with its hearty cuisine or Périgord with foie gras - the famous foie gras - the black diamond of the region - the truffle - and chestnut and wild boar dishes. The various tasty cheeses, for example from Auvergne, round off the table. Last but not least, the champagne from the region of the same name, the cognac from the town with the same name, the Pineau from the Périgord, the cider from Normandy and of course the extremely delicious wine from the different regions, which is famous all over the world, should be mentioned.
Many visitors do not only travel the country to relax or to get to know the country and its people. Rather, they are planning an active holiday. And where better to do that than with the French, who are friendly to mobile homes, children and dogs? Canoe or kayak tours on the Loire, the Ardèche, the Tarne or even on smaller rivers like the Drôme. Climbing and hiking in the Verdon Gorge, in the Cevennes or in the breathtaking Pyrenees as well as in the French Alps. This is not just for top athletes. France is also an El Dorado for cyclists and anglers, for surfers and artists. Winter sports are not neglected either. And what about the weather? That couldn't be more different either. Pure sunshine on the Mediterranean and in Provence. Variable in central France and in the north. In winter there are regions in the Alps and the Pyrenees where snow is guaranteed. No matter how: It is always beautiful! And in continuous rain? No problem, then visits to the numerous art museums or the Loire castles should be on the agenda. There is no such thing as "bad" weather.
The land of Napoleon is particularly popular with nature lovers and camping lovers. Whether you travel by tent, camper or caravan, or whether you rent an overnight stay at one of the local campsites, a very close-knit network of campsites makes your search much easier. Almost every place has its own campsite. The kind of places are very various: Small, family-operated with the olive farmer or with the winegrower, economical however quite comfortable Camping-Municipal or the numerous larger, exquisite, often a chain belonging camping places, all offer enough place both for tent and for camper vans. The latter can even take advantage of an ever-increasing number of their own motorhome pitches. Electricity is also provided for. And don't forget the typical baguette that can be found on almost every campsite. But where can you find these places to spend the night and feel good? Quite simple: of course wherever there is something going on, in cities like Paris, La Rochelle, Vichy and what they are all called. There are also plenty of campsites in places that have been marked by personalities, such as St-Rémy-en-Provence or Arles, where you can walk in the footsteps of van Gogh, as well as along the famous Way of St James and Stevenson. The islands, such as the Île d'Oléron, the Île de Noirmoutier and what they are all called, also offer accommodation of this kind. But camping is also possible where you don't expect it: in the midst of idyllic countryside, surrounded by grazing livestock, covered by the starry sky and surrounded by nature, you can legally pitch your tent or place your mobile home and simply enjoy. This is true freedom! Holidays for all the senses, relaxation from everyday stress. Nowhere can you do this better than in the land of fashion designers, chansons, oysters and art. Dreaming at sunset, sitting in front of your tent or camper, enjoying a good red French wine and - maybe - moving on the next day. Sounds corny and unrealistic, but is true and doable!