France is the most visited country in the world, and with good reason.
With the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, the Alps, the Pyrenees and plenty in between, France truly has something for everyone. The capital, Paris, is synonymous with love and romance, attracting millions of visitors in its own right. But, what about the rest of the country?
For an active break, try surfing on the west coast in the Vendee and Aquitaine regions, or why not head off for a spot of skiing in the Alps? If you prefer to watch other people exercise, follow the Tour de France bike race as it snakes its way around the country.
If you are looking for relaxation, head south to Provence and the glitzy beaches of Cannes and St. Tropez. Hit the beaches of Normandy to take in some World War II history, walking in between bunkers destroyed during the D-Day landings of 1942.
In the interior of the country lie the famous vineyards of the Loire and Rhone valleys, which are a huge part of French culinary history. In fact, food and drink are a common thread throughout the country, from the cider-producing regions of the north to the famous cheeses found in almost every department.
City lovers should check out the bustling Mediterranean port of Marseilles, or the lively student city of Bordeaux on the West Coast. Finish off your trip with a couple of days in Paris, but don’t forget about the wonders that await visitors outside the capital.
In recent years, Portugal has quietly become one of Europe’s top travel destinations. It’s inexpensive compared to some of its neighbors, it’s warm and sunny, and it’s easy to access from most U.S. cities. As a growing wellness destination, here are the country’s top spots for a relaxing vacation.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Just north of Barcelona’s bustling city center, the capital of Catalonia transitions from Gothic cathedrals, tiny alleyways and hordes of bike tours into a more livable neighborhood known as Poble Nou. Close to the coast, Metro-accessible and rife with local hang-out spots, this area has become a favorite of residents who seek solace from the masses of tourists that crowd the center.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
The small island nation of Iceland may have only one major “highway,” the 828-mile Route 1, better known as Ring Road because it navigates the entire perimeter of the country, but it can be difficult to traverse depending on weather conditions at particular times of the year. While a road trip around the island is a fantastic adventure that reveals unimaginably unique landscapes, it can be a considerable challenge for those self-identifying as anywhere from timid to even moderately adventurous in their travels. In these cases, a full-day Golden Circle tour is the perfect antidote to any FOMO experienced by foregoing the road trip.