Vive La France! What a romantic, cultural, culinary destination to choose for your next vacation. Most France tours begin or end in Paris. With so many things to see and do in this capital city, it's difficult to fit them all in during a short visit. But you can try! Ascend the Eiffel Tower, tour Notre Dame, see the famous art in the Louvre, walk along the Seine, and visit the ornate Palace of Versailles. Browse the upscale boutiques along the Champs d'Elysses, or just sit in a streetside cafe, savoring croissants and admiring the city's scenic beauty and cosmopolitan flair.
Of course, there are countless other destinations in France that could keep you busy and entertained in this country for weeks. Consider, for example, the cosmopolitan French Riviera. Nice is often "home base" for travelers on a France vacation in this southern region on the Mediterranean Sea. Nice is the largest metropolis on the coast, and from here along the coast past Cannes down to St. Tropez, you'll find plenty of palm trees, blue sea and beautiful beaches.
The Normandy region of France in the north is a fascinating area for history buffs to visit, as touring the "landing beaches" provides poignant insight into the important role this place played in World War II. The lovely Loire Valley is the former playground of France's monarchs, and traces of their grand palaces remain today. Lyon, a popular overnight city on many destination tours, is known as the "silk capital of the world," and located where two famous rivers converge: the Rhone and the Saone.
Certainly France tours afford visitors wonderful scenic views of rolling countryside and working vineyards as you journey from one area of the country to another. Be sure to sample the marvelous offerings from the Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire and Champagne wine-growing regions. A visit to France is not complete without eating plenty of cheese: Camembert, Brie and Roquefort are all produced here. And don't forget about flaky croissants and sweet souffles!