Everything you need to know about France

28th March, 2017
France is a beautiful country in the heart of Europe, and the holiday destination of choice for many. From the pretty and elegant villages in Provence, to the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera, there’s a holiday style to suit every family on offer in France.

France gets its name from the Latin ‘Francia’, which means ‘land or kingdom of the Franks’, and attracts over 75 million visitors each year. The country is divided into 22 metropolitan regions, as well as 5 that are overseas. The country is famously home to the biggest cycling event in the world, the Tour de France or ‘La Grand Boucle’, and spectators from all over the globe visit the country to watch and support friends and family.

The south of the country boasts some of the most beautiful and exclusive beaches in Europe, and is renowned for accommodating the rich and famous. Cannes, St Tropez and other spots all over the French Riviera are havens for sun seekers and beach goers, but our villas also offer the chance to curl up in the shade with a book as the world drifts by. The Dordogne and Provence are home to a plethora of medieval sites and chateaux to discover and explore during your time away, and be sure to check out the local markets for some of the freshest produce imaginable.

Northern regions of France are steeped in history, with many landmarks and memorials scattered around the area in honour of battles from years before. This area is a fantastic spot to brush up on your French culture in any of the charming coastal towns, as well as the opportunity to sample some of the delicious local delicacies on offer. Those with a strong stomach are advised to be experimental with their choices, giving snails, frogs legs and some of the freshest seafood around a try.

If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful country any time soon, why not stay in one of our luxury villas, France, which makes the perfect base for you to explore your region of choice? There is a range of villas on offer, including those with pools, sea views, large gardens and some that can accommodate for up to 16 people; perfect for a group of family and friends looking for a getaway in the sun. 

We’ve put together a few interesting facts about the country, including the iconic Eiffel Tower, that is often seen as a symbol of all things French. Share with anyone you know who is planning a trip to the country any time soon, or print it out to make for some interesting journey reading for all. 

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