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France is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to an abundance of attractions, activities and unique things to do. Discover its rich history by touring its majestic castles, marvelling at its monuments and visiting its fabulous museums. Be forewarned though—a trip to France makes a romantic out of anyone!
No tour to France is complete without a stop in Paris, one of the most beautiful cities on the globe. The list of must-see attractions is endless: legendary art museums, charming cafés, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and the palace at Versailles. With so much to take in, make sure to plan your days wisely!
Kids love Paris for its classic monuments, but amusement parks like Disneyland Paris and Parc Astérix certainly increase the appeal. When leaving Paris, consider a visit to the castles in the Loire region or pop down to Cannes for some celebrity spotting.
Paris is very popular for honeymooners, but the south of France is just as perfect for a couple’s getaway. Don’t miss the beaches of the Côte d’Azur and its flavourful local wines. If you’re having a winter wedding, why not celebrate by skiing the epic Alps? In autumn, the grape harvest in Bordeaux is as romantic as it gets.
Many young travellers choose France as a destination because flights are affordable and getting around is easy. There are also countless hotels, inns and delicious restaurants to choose from. France is a true tourist paradise, especially for adventure travellers! Thrill seekers can easily find the perfect adrenaline-boosting package. Choose the Alps for a spectacular hiking, skiing, mountain biking or climbing experience, or head to the Basque region to catch a wave.
Transat Holidays has something for every preference and budget. Visit the Tours and Excursions sections to see what’s available in France.
France’s only and official currency is the euro.
France’s official language is French, but you should expect to hear different dialects. English and Spanish is spoken and understood in some tourist locations. Locals also speak different languages in certain regions and small communities.
For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of Canada travel website.