What a holiday in France looks like:
Glamorous seaside resorts, bustling cities, theme parks, ancient chateaux, culture, shopping, wine, and food all come together to make a perfect holiday to France!
From the vineyards of the Alsace and Champagne regions and 350 miles of beach-lined Normandy coastline to the resort-lined French Riviera in the South – France holidays have an option to suit every taste and budget!
From small and friendly hotels, gites, and camp-sites to five-star luxury establishments, discover plenty of places to stay in France. Whether you're seeking a romantic break, a fun weekend away with friends, or a family beach getaway, France will tick the boxes on your wish list.
Where is the best place to stay in?
Paris is a perfect city break, home to the iconic Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Sacre Coeur; and the world capital of fashion and romance! Mickey and Minnie, attractions and fun combine to make a holiday to Disneyland Paris an unmissable experience.
Stylish Nice is awash with expensive yachts, crystal clear waters, and abundant glitz and glamour. Witness the works of Monet and Matisse in one of the world-famous art galleries or simply visit a harbour café and admire the super yachts in this millionaires' playground.
Holidays to France are popular year-round. The climate can be similar to the UK, though the French Riviera can top 30C during July and August - perfect for a beach holiday.
- Currency: Euro
- Average temp: 15°C/60°F
- Average flight time: 1.5 Hours
- Time Difference: +1 hours
Things to see and do in France
For a France holiday steeped in history, Normandy is a must. Explore the famous D-Day beaches in Calvados and Manche and admire the fascinating Bayeux Tapestry. One of France’s most stunning sights, Mont-Saint-Michel.
The French Riviera is awash with mesmerising shorelines and glamourous seaside towns. Explore its chic boutiques, glitzy restaurants and opulent architecture.The Loire Valley is full of enchanting countryside to admire, along with fairytale chateaux and cathedrals.
For many, wine-tasting and vineyard tours are an essential part of a holiday to France, but have you considered cycling? Burgundy in central France combines cycling and wine tours, as the gorgeous countryside vineyards make perfect routes.
Average monthly temperature in France (°C)
- Jan 6°C
- Feb 6°C
- Mar 9°C
- Apr 11°C
- May 15°C
- Jun 16°C
- Jul 20°C
- Aug 20°C
- Sep 16°C
- Oct 12°C
- Nov 7°C
- Dec 5°C
Food and drink in France
Be sure to try lots of delicacies on your France holiday. If you’re feeling adventurous, you’ll find classic l'escargot (snails) in many bistros around the country. Frogs’ legs, or ‘cuisses de grenouille’, grace the menus of many eateries too.
But don’t worry if these dishes don’t take your fancy, you’re bound to enjoy something from France’s array of bakeries and patisseries. Start every morning of your France holiday with a hot, fresh croissant or crusty baguette, or end your meal with a melt-in-the-mouth gateau or chocolate souffle.