There isn't a single travel destination that has the romantic pull of France. Idealised by millions all over the world, dreams of French holidays involve champagne on the Eiffel Tower, cruises on the Seine, bicycling through wine country and exploring the resorts of the Côte d'Azur.
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The French believe that placing a baguette (or any type of bread) upside down on a table can cause bad luck. This legend dates all the way back to the Middle Ages and has never gone away.
On the south coast of France, looking out over the Mediterranean, you’ll find the French Riviera – or as the French say, Cote d’Azur. It’s a place to see and be seen, with exclusive resorts such as Nice and St Tropez delivering glitz and glamour like nowhere else.
The French Alps offer some of Europe’s very best winter sports opportunities, along with simply astounding mountain views. If you want to test your ski skills, head to resort towns such as Chamonix and Grenoble. For alpine beauty, Lake Geneva is second to none.
Few people take as much pride and joy in their food and drink as the French. But while you’ll still find extraordinary restaurants, the greatest gastronomic joys can come from building your own picnic from local bakers and market vendors. Bon appetite!