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September 22, 2022

Destination Spotlight – France

With around 83.7 million visitors last year, France is still the most visited country in the world. There are so many reasons why travellers LOVE the country. Besides the famous capital, France holds appeal for tourists with its beautiful beach towns, lush wine regions and cosy villages in the country.
Here are a few reasons why you need to add France to your travel bucket list:


“Paris is always a good idea”. Whether you travel on your own, with a partner or the most fun way: as part of a group! Visitors fall in love with Paris. Not only because of its amazing main attractions (Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triumph, Sacre Coeur) but also because you can spend days wandering around, shopping in boutique stores, stopping for café lattes and macaroons and taking in the romantic atmosphere of the French capital. Make sure you check out our destination guide on Paris.

The Fine Food

In France, cooking and the local ‘cuisine’ is a form of art. From the fabulous pastries such as crusty baguettes and croissants to comforting cassoulet or hearty beef bourguignon: France is heaven for any food lover. Plus, there are around 300 different kinds of cheeses you can try during your trip!

Heritage Sites

France comes fourth on the list of countries with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites and we can promise you that the 37 cultural and 3 natural heritage sites throughout the country will blow your mind. One of the oldest is the Roman Aqueduct ‘Pont du Gard’ build in the 1st century AD. Some of the most famous UNESCO sites are the Pyrénées and the Grande Île in Strasbourg in the historical region of Alsace.

The diversity

With 2000 miles of beautiful beaches, beautiful countryside and mountains for skiing and hiking, France really offers something for everyone. It has the lot, physically, culturally and historically (especially for Australians – find out about our French Battlefields Tours!)

The Fine Wine

France is one of the biggest and best wine producers in the world. Some of the regions even have a UNESCO World Heritage Status. The region “Champagne” has given the famous French sparkling wine the name (which by the way can only be used for wines from the region of Champagne) and Bordeaux and Burgundy are world famous for their red wines. You will also find that it is always appropriate to drink: You can drink French wine with your meal, while savouring a cheese plate or while sitting at a café enjoying the sun.

The language

There’s no way around it – the French language is simply beautiful. According to a recent Google Translate Survey, French is the language most often used to translate romantic expressions. Yes, it’s true, French really is the language of love. The reason might be that the language has an ardent dedication to “euphony” or the quality of sounding harmonious. There are rules to make sure that French always sounds like a song or an old fashioned drama. It is not just a coincidence.

If you are a French language learner or teacher, ask us about our educational tours to France or our French language tours to New Caledonia.

Planning a school tour to France? Enquire today!

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