France at a Glance
France is the most visited country in the world. We want to give you a little information about some of the areas that you might wish to visit!
Just saying the word Paris elicits images of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, baguettes, and countless other pictures! Once you've visited Paris, it calls you back for it's a rich mélange of friendly people (wearing amazing scarves!), cosmopolitan vibrancy, quiet neighborhoods, colorful history, wide boulevards, narrow streets, and so much more.
Of course, Paris is just one aspect of France. We at A Paris Travel want to help you experience Paris and all of France! Learn about our Paris day tours, our customized itineraries for fully-escorted tours, and our Normandy trips. Contact us to make all of your France travel arrangements.
France is a country about twice the size of Colorado and is rather like the shape of a hexagon. It's bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and English Channel.
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Brittany is a region that A Paris Travel wants you to include in your France travels! We'd love to help you with a customized itinerary to enjoy both the Northern and Southern areas...quite distinct in this picturesque part of Western France. Brittany is Bretagne in French and in the Breton language, it is Breiz. La Bretagne is a huge peninsula which juts out into the Atlantic in France’s northwest corner. Click here to read about our Brittany tours.
The French Riviera is often called the Cote d'Azur. It is on the Mediterranean coastline in the southeast corner of France.
Nice on the French Riviera is a city of beaches, wonderful markets, and splendid museums. The Cote d’Azur is a destination haven for those in search of glitz and excitement. You can enjoy the lively towns of Cannes, Nice, and Monaco.
A tour to the Loire Valley is only an hour TGV/bullet train ride away from Paris or an easy two hour drive with our wonderful day tours from Paris. Click here to read about our Loire Valley tours.
The Loire Valley was the summer home to France’s royalty in the 1400s, the castles are today enchanting places to explore, since each has its own intriguing history and splendid architecture. The area has lavish landscape, magnificent food (so what’s new in France!) and wine, and the Loire River meanders through the fabled region.
Normandy! What an historical treasure this place is! To enjoy a Normandy tour, click here to read about our Normandy tours. This region of France is two hours from Paris on France's most Northern point of the English Channel. Normandy is described as "entre terre et mer"/twixt land and sea. For many French people, the old French song "Je veux revoir ma Normandie, ses paturages et ses prairies..." (I want to once more see my Normandy, its pastures and its meadows ...) describes this area. Bien sûr, the farmlands are beautiful, but the seaside is magical, too.
The Essence of Provence is a beautiful aroma, a picturesque sight, a marvelous market. It is quiet and vibrant. It's the seaside fjords of Cassis and the Lubéron hillsides. It’s serene countryside and bustling cities. It is vivid landscape. Provence must be smelled and touched and felt to be known! It's a region of contrasts! It's a sensory experience which one discovers at every step, in every village, and all in the most luminous light! Allow at least five days. We'll work on your itinerary together!