Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Discover the best kept secrets of France

The charm of France can be felt all year round. With its varied regions, offering the best of scenic locales, picturesque views and a host of activities, it is an ideal getaway destination for all those with a holiday on their mind.

With a choice of 22 varied regions, each one different from the other, it is the culture and the “art de vivre” or the art of living that forms the underlying link between these destinations. Each region of France reveals a little bit of itself to you through its monuments, its cuisine, its specialties or particularities that are singularly unique. Each province of France has its own identity, something truly distinctive from the rest that makes it so special, so different and yet an integral part of France.
The French bonhomie and the joie de vivre found in simple things such as enjoying a simple meal together with family and friends, the satisfaction of having spent an enjoyable outing, a promenade on lazy afternoons is what truly forms the essence of France.
The charm of France attracts visitors of all types, be it a family wanting to discover the many sights of France, honeymooners wanting a romantic getaway, or couples wanting to explore the different facets of France or simply friends on a holiday out to have a good time and lots of fun. 
The picture perfect region of the Rhone Alpes invites you for a rendez-vous with the majestic Mont Blanc the highest peak of Europe. The capital of this region – Lyon is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also home to many celebrity chefs. Renowned for its famed cuisine Lyonnaise, the city entices you for an unforgettable gourmet experience. Besides the wonders of gastronomy, it invites you to explore its cozy cobbled streets and through covered passageways, France's largest single collection of Renaissance buildings. Lyon serves as the perfect gateway to access the charming mountain town of Chamonix home to the famed Mont-Blanc peak of Europe. Known for its scenic vistas and tranquil ambience, Chamonix offers a host of possibilities to its visitors in the form of summer and winter adventure sports, sightseeing, gastronomy, restaurants, hotels, spas and signature shopping outlets.
With charming villages dotting the mountain landscapes, there are year round activities in the French Alps. Ski enthusiasts will be pleasantly delighted by the abundance of ski slopes that this region has on offer. For adventure lovers, the region offers a host of adventure sports that is sure to get the adrenalin pumping. However, those with rest and relaxation on their mind can check in at any of the wellness resorts that thrive here offering a host of cures and therapies to make your wellness experience complete!
Located in the South West of France, the region of Aquitaine appeals to art and culture aficionados, wine connoisseurs and beach lovers alike. The promise of savouring fine wine is enough reason to include Bordeaux on a French itinerary. A trip to the city and its surrounding vineyards such as Saint Emilion, Medoc, and Sauternes is sure to leave you with sweet experiences. The historic monuments of Bordeaux have found recognition on UNESCO’s heritage list. The Bordeaux World Heritage site is the largest urban entity to be so honoured. It covers almost half of the city, from the outer boulevards to the banks of the Garonne. Bordeaux also has attractive, vibrant, and cosmopolitan districts. 
Beach lovers find their paradise in the glamorous sea side resort of Biarritz made famous by Napoleon III and Princess Eugenie. Blessed with fine weather all year around, the beaches of Biarritz are an ideal destination for those seeking some fun under the sun!
France presents to you a kaleidoscope of activities, a unique experience that is your own. It invites you to visit its cities, its beaches, its quaint villages, its mountains, its vineyards, to create a holiday that is uniquely yours filled with good times and perfect holiday memories.

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