France Luxury Travel Vacation Guide

 France, the home of the Eiffel Tower and outdoor cafes. This is a country of beautiful villages, large towns and country roads. Explore on your own and stay in a real castle in the Loire Valley, when you choose the Chateau de la Guillonniere. Here you will find the ideal retreat to help you get away from it all, yet within easy traveling distance of the Loire Valley, Poitou and Charentes. Brittany, Normandy, Provence ? these are but a few of the many places where you can have an unforgettable vacation.

As a ancient nation France offers many historic sites and buildings for you to visit. You can easily rent a car and drive yourself, but the French people are known for driving very fast so unless you have nerves of steel, you should rely on taking a flight or a train. Travel by rail to all parts of the country or take one of the many tours to various locations. Highways crisscross the country giving you a spectacular view of the breathtaking scenery.

With the purchase of a EuroRail pass, you can visit over 58 places in Paris or with a Motorcoach Tour you can visit Normandy and the Landing Beaches.

French is the official language in the country, but at most of the hotels and tourist attractions, the staff can speak English. However, all the signs are posted in French, so it might be a good idea to have a dictionary with you or one of the talking translators that will pronounce the word you want in both French and English.

Taste the wine and the great food, stroll along the streets of the towns and immerse yourself in the French culture.

Paris

No visit to France would be complete without spending some time in Paris. As the capital city and the center of cultural and historic venues, this city will

Paris Accommodations

Stay at the luxurious Jardins Trocadero Delux, which is a charming Napoleonian hotel conveniently located near the Eiffel Tower, glorious shopping and the Champs Elysees. With Jacuzzis in every room and 24-hour room service, you can relax in elegance in the most beautiful city in the world.

With the wealth of world famous restaurants in Paris, you can enjoy fine and casual dining. Drop into one of the many coffeehouses and watch the activity as you enjoy the fresh air of an outdoor café.

 Paris Attractions

One of the most famous attractions in Paris is the Eiffel Tower and on a clear day, you have a commanding view of Paris from the top floor. Visit the Cathedrale de Notre Dame and see the exquisite architecture of the Middle Ages. Here you can imagine yourself in the setting of the ?Hunchback of Notre Dame? as you explore the many locations you remember from the book or the movie.

Take in a football, rugby or soccer game at the Stade de France, with its 80,000 seating capacity. Place des Vosges is an historic square surrounded by beautiful gardens that will give you respite from your sightseeing travels. Sit and relax as you imagine Victor Hugo writing ?Les Miserables?, as a large potion of the book was written in this location. With a statue of Louis X111 in the center, this is truly a beautiful place.

The Champs Elysees holds a plethora of boutiques and cafes where you can spend an enjoyable afternoon. Take a guided tour of Chateau Versailles and take a stroll in the park. Famous for its courtyard where many revolutionary plans were hatched, you do have to visit the Palais Royal with its 260 black and white striped columns. Take a trip to the Saint Germain de Pres and indulge in a glorious shopping experience.

All this and much more can be yours, when you choose to visit Paris as part of your vacation in France.

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