France

Can you see yourself strolling down the Champs Élysées, or standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower? Shopping in the smart arcades of the Rue de Rivoli, or mingling with the artists and street entertainers of Montmartre? Standing in front of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, or enjoying an unforgettable night out at the Moulin Rouge? Romantic, inspiring, vibrant and sometimes outrageous.

Paris is unique – and Eurostar is ready to whisk you there on a Riviera short city break.

But of course there’s so much more to France. For instance Normandy is hard to beat for a short break with a difference. Known as “Cider and cream country,” it’s one of the truly unspoilt corners of Europe with its lush, green patchwork of tiny fields and half-timbered buildings. And with a history that’s intriguingly intertwined with our own, the echoes of William the Conqueror, Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart and the D-Day landings are never far away.

Deeper into France, tours of the Dordogne, the Loire Valley or Provence will transport you from the noise and pace of modern life into quiet, hauntingly beautiful landscapes full of enchanting villages and brimming with fascinating history. Take the astonishing stone-age cave paintings of Lascaux, for example, or ancient troglodytic villages set into huge, towering cliffs. Step back in time as you gaze up at the turrets and ramparts of the extraordinary walled city of 13th century Carcassonne or delight in the magnificent chateaux of the Loire Valley.

Experience the old quarter of Aix en Provence with street upon colourful street of traditional shops and tranquil squares just waiting to be discovered. If you’re looking for natural beauty in your tour of France there’s the fascinating and desolate wilderness of the Camargue with its galloping white horses, herds of black bulls and flocks of shocking pink flamingos. In the Loire’s “Garden of France” you can share in the rich harvest of plums, apples and grapes – and savour its fine wines like the evocative Muscadet, Rosé d’Anjou and Sauvignon. Or you can immerse yourself in the dense forests, deep gorges and sparkling rivers of the Dordogne – unspoilt and unchanged for centuries. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vikings and Saracens have all left their indelible footprint on this country that’s so close to our own shores. You’ll follow in their historical footsteps on an unforgettable holiday in France.

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