Travel to France to explore one of Europe’s most romantic destinations, and the most-visited country in the world. Its sheer diversity of places to see and things to do is what makes France such a popular holiday destination. Nowhere else can you enjoy so many different experiences, landscapes and so much beauty. Here you can soak up the sun on glorious beaches in the French Riviera, dine, shop and sightsee in Paris, revel in the beauty of Provence and go skiing in the French Alps.
With an excellent transportation system making travelling around France a cinch, this beautiful, stylish country is just begging to be explored. You can tour the country by car or train, visiting exciting destinations and immersing yourself in French culture. Or if you prefer, you can stay in just one part of this stunning country. It’s all up to you. Wherever you go in France, you’ll enjoy superb cuisine and a variety of exciting tourist attractions showcasing the country’s incredible art, culture and history.
Why visit France
Take a trip to France to explore its beautiful landscapes, including Alpine mountains, farms, rivers and coastline.
There are many picturesque, charming villages to discover, many of which are included in your France travel package.
The legendary French Riviera is spectacular and enthralling.
Paris is the fashion capital of the world, and the shopping is superb.
The wine and champagne are legendary.
You can hop over the channel to visit England– or vice-versa.
Take the kids to Disneyland Paris, dine out with friends in a top Parisian restaurant, enjoy a romantic idyll in Saint Tropez or explore the magnificent countryside on your own. Whatever you want to do and see, Thompsons Holidays will arrange the perfect trip to France for youwith a carefully curated package holiday. Browse our deals now and let's plan your trip!
What to do in France
Home to fairytale castles, picturesque villages, medieval cathedrals and some of the best cuisine and wine in the world, a trip to France will delight your appetite – for food and culture! The City of Lights, Paris, is a must, with many famous tourist attractions to visit, including its landmark, the Eiffel Tower, as well as the magnificent Louvre museum, and charming Montmartre.
Shopping in France is always a joy, and skiing is another popular pastime, with stunning resorts offering every facility. Soaking up the culture and history in France involves visiting magnificent Versailles, or spectacular Grasse, where French perfume is made. There are so many things to do and places to visit in this diverse country, you’ll be spoilt for choice on your holiday.
Things to do in France
Savour champagne in Champagne, where bubbly was first created.
See the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo in the Louvre.
Enjoy a drink at a pavement café on the Champs Elysees.
Soak up the sun on a beach in Cannes.
Explore charming artists’ villages and colourful markets in Provence.
Attend the Royale Serenade at the Chateau de Versailles.
Cycle around the picturesque Bordeaux region.
Go skiing in the French Alps.
Let your inner child come out to play in Disneyland Paris.
Discover legendary Mont Saint Michel.
Go shopping at Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market.
Explore stunning chateaux in the Loire Valley.
Cruise the French Canals on a relaxing barging holiday
Whether you’re looking for the ultimate family holiday or romantic getaway; if you want to sample wines and champagne throughout the country or soak up the history and culture on your own, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable holiday in France. Trust Thompsons Holidays to put together a holiday package to France tailored to your needs.
France is on Central European time, one hour behind South Africa during the winter (November to March) and the same time as South Africa in the summer months (last Sunday in March to last Saturday in October).
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