France is one of the most famous and a major tourist destinations in the world. With its rich history, its remarkably colorful culture and the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is no mystery that the country attracts millions of visitors every year all-year round. The world’s most visited museum, long stretches of stunning coastlines and beautiful beaches, magnificent architectural treasures; aren’t these reason enough to go pack your bags and head to France? With so many points of interest, touring France could be overwhelming. Here are some of the many ways to explore this fascinating country.
First Things First, The Capital City of Paris
Being one of the most popular cities in the world, Paris is a favorite tourist spot in France. Day tours are available where visitors, together with local guides, experience the city in one whole day. These tours help guests get acquainted with Paris’ world-renowned historical landmarks and its best tourist attractions such as the famous Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Champs-Elysees and the Louvre Museum. You can tour the city and enjoy the refreshing scenery while sitting on the open upper deck of one of those double-decker buses or while cruising through the Seine River. There are also air-conditioned double-decker motorcoaches for an even more comfortable trip.
Take a look at one of the most impressive cathedrals in the world by participating in the Notre-Dame Tour. Or amaze yourself by taking the walking tour at the world’s largest museum where some of the most significant artworks are housed. A guided visit at the Louvre Museum could be one of the highlights of your France vacation. Other walking tours include the Marais Place de Vosges and the artistic and historical Montmartre. To make the most of your time, there are Skip-the-Line tours which allow you to enjoy these great attractions without waiting long hours in line.
If you prefer to see Paris in a more intimate and personal way, why not take the eight-hour Private Walking Tour. This tour allows visitors to navigate the city’s unknown and secluded doorways, private parks and other secret places like a true blue Parisian. With a knowledgeable and friendly local guide, enjoy a day’s life in the city of Paris. Savor a cup of coffee from a Parisian terrace, watch the city atop the Arc de Triumph, try out Berthillon ice cream while admiring Rodin’s Thinker, or enjoy some croissants and a baguette while taking a break. Experience Paris the way you always dreamed of.
Another unique and cool way of scouting Paris is taking part in the informative and entertaining Paris City Segway Tour. A segway is a transportation device that is personal and easy to operate. It takes you from point A to point B in a fun and thrilling way. The tour is composed of eight people, with a guide, gliding by as they learn everything about the city.
Alive at Night
Paris at night is astounding. It is coined the City of Lights for with good reason. Take your pick from their wide array of night tours available for everyone including illumination tours, Seine river cruise dinners or cabaret shows. Admire the city’s greatest monuments and squares illuminated in their glorious beauty at night. It is a different experience watching Paris’ spectacular landmarks light up such as the Concorde Square, Champs-Elysees, the Pyramid of Louvre, Notre-Dame and, of course, the amazing Eiffel Tower. After feasting your eyes on this nighttime scenery, treat yourself in one of those French restaurants and indulge in an authentic French dinner.
Food and Wine
Start your French food experience by a market visit where you can discover and learn more about local foods. Try out a cooking lesson to learn some in-depth and hands-on knowledge about French culinary favorites. Delve into real French food with two-hour food tasting tour where you have the opportunity to sample authentic French dishes. Now, for some dessert, a three-hour Pastry and Chocolate tour takes you on a mouth-watering journey. Visit one of the best chocolate makers in France and have a taste of their sweet specialties.
For some wine tasting, there is a wide selection of wine tours where tourists visit vineyards and are served with variety of wines for tasting. Among these are Tour de France of Wine, Wine Tasting in the Latin Quarter and Grands Crus Masterclass in Paris.