France has always been the epitome of art, cuisine, and culture throughout history. Let Europe Express guide you through all that France has to offer!
France boasts a long and esteemed history of gastronomy, fashion, and an art culture that is unrivaled in the rest of the world. With amazing architectural structures like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe gracing the capital city of Paris, visitors can find something around every corner to delight the senses.
France is a mecca for diversity, sharing its borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Andorra, Monaco, and England across the Channel. This close proximity to its neighbors has allowed France to enjoy an exchange of cultures, art, and cuisine, as can be seen in structures such as the Panthéon and the Institut du Monde Arabe.
French cuisine is internationally famous for its decadence, complex flavors, and pride in local, fresh ingredients. From exotic escargot to the warm comfort of a flaky croissant, French cuisine is wide and varied. No matter how adventurous your tastebuds, there is always something for you to try!
Outstanding architecture is standard to the French, with beautiful and ornate structures like the Notre Dame de Paris, famous for its grandeur and a source of inspiration for Hollywood. Beginning of construction of Notre Dame was started in the 12th century but was not completed until almost two centuries later, adding the famous flying buttresses for structural support.
Château de Chambord is a dizzying monument to ambitious French architecture located in Loire Valley. Originally built as a hunting lodge by François I, it quickly escalated into a 440 room mansion, sporting 365 fireplaces and 84 staircases, one in the shape of a double helix reportedly designed by Leonardo di Vinci himself.
The climate in France is generally very mild and pleasant, with mild summers and winters across most of the country, including the city of love, Paris. Along the borders, however, the seasons tend to have hotter summers and colder winters, with snow icing the Alps, making it perfect for winter sports.
If you have ever toasted the New Year with a bubbling glass of champagne, then you know that France is considered the home to the world’s finest. If you’ve ever been interested in how champagne has been made through the centuries, look no further than Musée de la Vigne et du Vin. This amazing collection of antique champagne making machinery has been procured by a family that has been making champagne since 1872. The pièce de résistance of the collection is a giant oak beam grape press from the 17th century.
Europe Express is your key to unlocking all the best that France has to offer, including amazing cuisine, breathtaking art and architecture, and a culture that prides itself on enjoying the luxuries of life. Let Europe Express take care of your every need as you explore this amazing country, so book your trip with us today!
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The Best Of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley – 13 Days:France abounds in cultural and historical heritage. Simply put – there is so much to see! You could spend two months here and not see the half of it. For that reason, it’s best to tackle a few regions you’ve always dreamed of visiting. This itinerary will show you the very best of Paris, Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley.
Provence & The Cote D’Azur – 10 Days:France’s region of Provence and the Cote d’Azur is home to fields of lavender, rose wines, castles, bouillabaisse soup, Roman ruins, turquoise beaches, perfume-making, pastis liqueur, ratatouille and picturesque rocky inlets along the Mediterranean. Stroll down Nice’s seaside promenade. See the countryside that inspired Matisse, Cezanne and Van Gogh.
France Group Vacation:As a vacation favorite in Europe, France is a veteran. Americans have been traveling to France since our country’s inception. It was Benjamin Franklin who made fur hats oh so a la mode in the 18th century France. Let our team create a truly memorable vacation experience in France that meets your group’s interests, expectations and budget.
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