Exploring the Charm of a French Vacation

  • Apr 30, 2024
  • Reading time: 5 mins read
  • By Arunima
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Bonjour travel junkies! Feeling overwhelmed with your daily office schedule? If yes, it’s high time you direct your footsteps toward your laptop and book tickets to France. But why France? 

Well, the land of love and romance never disappoints by providing a divine escape from everyday life hassle. No wonder why this nation welcomes the largest number of tourists each year.

From romantic date nights under the Eiffel Tower to a historical day out to the Catacombs of Paris, this place will offer everything you crave.

You can book luxury hotels or holiday cottages in France to spend sleepy nights. 

With that being said, give us a chance to convince you why this is best suited for your next holiday destination.

France vs. Any Other Country

Arc de Triomphe

Like most countries of the world, France has multiple reasons that attract tourists from around the world. An array of different experiences is what makes this place an all-inclusive destination.

Apart from these points, given below are some reasons why France is probably a better (if not the best) decision for the next trip:

  • House to Fine Gourmet Menu: No wonder French cuisine is renowned around the world. Croissants and Macaroons are ruling luxury bakeries in each part of the globe. So, if food can anytime uplift your mood, French streets can be your heaven or haven at the same time.
  • Something For Everyone: Paris Saint-Germain F.C. for sports lovers, Louver Museum for aesthetes, the Catacombs of Paris for those who love history. Castles to give you a glimpse of French royalty, and a luxurious getaway to southern France to experience the old-money lifestyle. France will never disappoint you.
  • Nature’s Lap to Concrete Jungle: Provence in the south-east area of France, Padirac chasm, etc. are some places that give you a deep natural sense that penetrates your heart. On the other hand, highly developed and urbanized marvels like the cities of Paris, Lyon, etc. will portray human potential. 

However, it is not that you cannot enjoy any other place than this. Despite so many wonders, a majority of people still prefer traveling to Spain, Turkey, Italy, and so on.

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When & Where to Visit in France

France is one of those few destinations where you can visit at any point in time throughout the year. However, we can still segregate places to visit with respect to seasons:

Summers in France

summer in france

June to August are the peak months for summer. During this time, the following are the top places that you must visit:

  • Tour de France
  • Avignon’s Theatre Festival
  • Versailles’ Musical Gardens
  • Lavender Fields in Provence
  • Cassis

Autumn in France

Autumn in france

Fall in France is one of the best times to visit. From September to November, the following are the best destinations you must travel to:

  • Dordogne (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
  • Aix-en-Provence 
  • The Four-Lakes Region in the Jura

Winter in France

France in winters

If you are planning to land in the country of love and romance from December to February, you can enjoy a lot of winter activities there.

Try:

  • Skiing at the Pyrenees
  • Bet at Monaco
  • Enjoy at Perigord

Spring in France

handbag in paris

From March to May, the best places to visit are:

  • French Riviera, 
  • Corsica Island, and
  • Road Trips in the South of France

Travel Budget for a Trip to France

Unfortunately, France is one of the most expensive places where you can travel. Especially being one of the Western European countries, traveling towards the east would be a better option if you are having a cash crunch. 

However, if money is not the problem for you, or you can somehow manage to go to the place, you can get great holiday packages on online websites like Francecomfort.com/en.

Still, if you want a rough idea of how you must plan your budget for a French vacay:

  • Flight or Train Tickets: Varies from the place where you live.
  • Meals: 40 EUR/day
  • Local Transportation: 30 EUR/day
  • Hotels or Stays: 300 – 400 EUR/night

Apart from these expenses, you can anytime manage your expenditure on activities like visiting the Eiffel Tower, museums, etc.

What are the French VISA Guidelines?

french visa

Being one of the member countries of the Schengen region, you can visit France along with 29 other countries. Depending on the place where you live, the guidelines to apply for a visa may vary. 

However, the following documents are required for everyone:

  • Valid Passport
  • Completed Visa Application Form
  • Passport-Size Photographs
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • Proof of Accommodation
  • Proof of Sufficient Funds
  • Proof of Purpose of Stay

More to that, Citizens of around 60 countries (including those in the Schengen region) can visit France visa-free for short stays. These countries include Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, the United States of America, and more.

Final Words

France is a great place to travel whenever you are feeling like taking a break from daily hassles. However, a French vacation may fall heavy on your bank accounts since it is one of the most expensive countries to travel to. 

However, if you can afford that, this article shares a season-based list of places you can visit. Moreover, you must check out the Schengen visa guidelines from the country you live in.




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