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France holiday ideas and inspiration

You know that you want to come to France...but don't yet know where, or what to do? See below for some inspiration, whatever type of visit you are searching for, from a fortnight on a beach in summer to a springtime tour of the best gardens in France - some are very well known, others a little off the beaten track...

We recommend you also browse through our hundreds of featured France travel articles for more ideas.

At the beach

Brittany beach

First time in France?

Notre-Dame, Paris

Don't know where to start? See 'where to visit to France' for places popular with first-time visitors or ideas for a two week trip to France

Country & villages

Useful information


Quickly find distances between
places in France
at driving distances in France

Somewhere you can't find?
Our index includes ALL
places in France

Sport & Outdoors

Paris-Roubaix bike race

Long weekends



Need more travel inspiration?

For more uggestions perhaps one of these these will inspire you:

For further inspiration browse through the photos at Photos of France.

Long visits and short trips

Take a long Break in France and Spain

The camino pilgrimage paths across France pass through many beautiful places en route - and can take a couple of months to complete. See French pilgrim paths

or a Short Break in France

For a short break in France, see our hints to get you organised quickly and at low cost - Short break in France and for those with even less time to spare - perhaps a day trip to France!

Activity Holidays

The above are just a few suggestions and don't begin to cover the many beautiful places to be discovered in all regions of France. Be sure to explore the site to discover hundreds more options for your visit, and let us know if your 'inspiration' is somewhere else altogether different...