France has been attracting travellers from all over the world with its unique romantic and adventurous charm for many centuries. The image of this country is inseparably linked with the EifelTower, small street restaurants, the scents of wine and coffee, luxury of Versaiiles, Triumph Arch, Monmartre, high fashion weeks and paintings of famous impressionists. French capital has been named the world’s most popular city destination for numerous reasons. The city with an incredible historical and cultural background and value, the harbor of fashion and style, Paris remains very traditional although modern and cosmopolitan at the same time.
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Number of prominent historical and cultural places is not the only thing that’s alluring tourists, it is the spirits, the charming atmosphere of search for beauty. Castles of Burgundy and Alsace, palaces in Avignon and Fontainebleau, vineyards of Boudreaux and Lorraine, golden sands of beaches in Nice and Cannes, alpine ski resorts of Courchevel and Chamoniх, many museums, theatres, night clubs and bars – on each of your trips to France you can see this country the way you like, but it will never be boring.
In France you can find just about anything! In Paris you can drink coffee with croissants, see architectural exhibitions or simply watch other people sitting on the bench in Montmartre – the most artistic street of France. In Nice you can lie on the beach, getting suntan beside celebrities, in Monte Carlo you can spend all of your money gambling and in Cannes you can try the most delicious food in the best restaurants in the world. In Corsica you are welcome to enjoy amazing cheese, sunlight and local traditions. In thalassotherapy centers of Brittany and Aquitaine you get the chance to become healthier and in the castles of Loire you can play princes and princesses.
Alpine France is the land of vast and various ski zones, new equipment and good heights. That is why most resorts here are more about skiing and not entertainment, although just the view of mountainous landscapes can mesmerize even the French travellers. Every winter France becomes a pilgrimage destination for many different tourists from all over the world. Generally France is safe for tourists, basic precautionary measures would be enough: carry the copy of your passport and visa, don't take a lot of money with you when you go for a walk, don't leave your bags and valuables unattended and don’t walk around unfamiliar or poor parts of the city.
The most popular places for pickpockets are airports, trains and train stations, subway and crowded places of tourist attractions. Keep your valuables in the safe in your hotel room. If possible, don’t travel with the bags with the thin slings or wear thin chains – it’s an easy target for thieves, especially on the riverside or seashore. Lock the doors in rented cars. Thieves often open front doors and take valuables from the front seat, even if someone’s holding them. Ski resorts are undoubtedly dangerous too – the possibility of getting injured is always there. Use only those pistes that are suitable for your level of training. Take out travel insurance beforehand and take a few lessons from the ski instructor.
Oh, France! The most romantic country in the world! It's also one of the most "delicious" countries with food close to masterpieces and wine that tastes like nothing else in the world! French people are kind and will do their best to help you if you have any problems. With 83 million foreign tourists in 2012, This country is ranked as the first tourist destination on the planet. It is third in income from tourism due to shorter duration of trips. France has 37 sites inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List and features cities of high cultural value, beaches and seaside resorts, ski resorts, and rural regions that many fo for their beauty and tranquility. France, especially its capital Paris, has some of the world's biggest and renowned museums, including the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum on the planet, the Musee d'Orsay, mostly devoted to impressionism, and Beaubourg, dedicated to Contemporary art.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
With over 10 millions travellers annually, the Local Riviera (or Cote d'Azur), in south-east France, is the second travel destination in the place, after the Paris region. French narrow streets may lead you to totally unexpected places we hope you will like. Because travelling by foot not watching the map for over hour will bring a pleasant variety to your walk. Globelink International travel cover will make your travel to France nice and easy. We made a complex research to compare many travel insurance resources to offer you the best price. Getting a travel insurance policy online will take a few minutes but if you have any questions you can always call or e-mail us directly.