France insider information
Gilded Parisian streets, the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysses, tiny French villages, heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains, fashionable beaches, the cheeses, fine wine and smoke wafting from a Gauloise cigarette in a tiny cafe. The only thing that has changed in centuries is that smoking is now banned in public places.
The world's favourite destination sells the good life and seekers of that good life land on airline tickets to France every day. Whether it be to Brittany in the west, a region of small fishing villages and sandy bays, or to the lavender fields of the South, Mont Blanc, St Tropez or Paris, France has something for everyone.
Each region has a distinctive feel, dialect, cuisine and, more than likely, its own cheese. The food alone is a great reason to visit France. There is nothing better than crusty bread, cheese and wine, although the artfully made confections in patisseries around the country look almost too good to eat.