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Paris, France's Eiffel Tower

For romance, fine food and a wealth of culture, France has it all. Visit France’s medieval castles, sip champagne in Champagne, mingle among celebrities in Cannes. Luxe Travel can take you through the luxurious palaces of kings and queens when you book a trip to France.

Paris, the city of lights, the city of love, the city of romance, is the cultural epicenter of all things French. Enjoy heavenly pastries and fine cheeses at sidewalk café’s, stroll through one of the city’s flourishing parks, shop among the bohemian artists in Montmartre. Of course, when you think Paris, one of the first things to come to mind is the Eiffel Tower. Get a bird’s-eye view of Paris from atop of this magnificent tower. Climb the tower toward the end of the day for a dazzling transition from day to evening. A stunning structure by day and a lighted wonder by night, the Eiffel tower is quite the sight for people of all ages. The Notre Dame Cathedral shows off the excellent Gothic architecture of Paris, France. Notre Dame boasts tall bell towers, arched entryways, and magnificent window lighting. You definitely cannot miss this beauty while on your expedition. No visit to Paris is complete without a day in The Louvre. The Louvre is a magnificent art gallery, home to Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the remarkable modern glass pyramid, among thousands of other extraordinary works of art.

Palace of Versailles and Gardens, Paris France

Just outside of Paris, France sits the Palace of Versailles. This elegant structure was home for many kings and queens from the mid 17th century until the French Revolution. Dedicated as a museum in 1837, today you can visit the Hall of Mirrors, one of the most well known rooms in the palace. On top of its unique design and numerous fountains, the Palace also offers plentiful gardens to match ornate architecture.

The French Riviera, along the Mediterranean coast, includes the larger cities of Nice, Cannes and Monaco. With popular exotic beaches, the hotels offer high-class luxurious experiences, eateries offer the most delectable dishes, and shops offer only the finest in exquisite purchases. The French Riviera’s Mediterranean climate is sunny over 300 days a year, with warm dry temperatures.

Aix-en-Provence, in the French countryside, just north of the Riviera, boasts stately elegance with ancient mansions bordering the bustling city streets. This gorgeous city in France is adorned with powerful stone lions, delicate fountains, and is dotted with wicker-furnished cafés, perfect for enjoying that superb espresso you’ve been craving.

Bordeaux Vineyard, France

For an authentic French experience, visit one of the many wine regions the country has to offer. Bordeaux, one of the largest among the various regions, is located along the Atlantic coast of France. Home to over 300 historical monuments, Bordeaux offers an outstanding cultural and culinary experience. Burgundy, France, another large wine producing region, and the city of Dijon, are famous for the many burgundy wines, and yes, the Dijon mustard hails from here. The Loire Valley offers yet another popular wine region, complete with numerous castles to tour. Head to the Rhine River Valley and the area of Alsace. Yet another important wine region, Alsace mixes French flavors with German cuisine. Along the river and headed towards the French Alps, this city sports skiing, hiking, biking, and many other activities that fits your interests.

Lyon offers the best in French cuisine. Some of the best French chefs received their training here. Enjoy refined French culinary creations while laying your eyes upon the gorgeous views of the town and the piers. Or experience the changes culture made to the French cuisine. In Besancon, you can taste how French foods changed all the way from the pre-Roman times to today. So much variety in one place offers two things: very full bellies and lots of culture. If you want something to do to work off all of the delicious calories you just took in, go for a hike, or try some skiing nearby.

Annecy Village France

If time allows, take in some of these other French cities. Annecy, in the Alps, is the perfect place to relax in France. The city offers gorgeous views of mountains, numerous canals and flowery bridges, and medieval houses. Take a bike ride on one of the many scenic paths, or take a ride in a canoe or cruise boat. In Normandy, plan a trip to Mont Saint-Michel, a historic castle atop a tidal island. Developed over the 10th to 12th centuries, at one time this fort was only accessible during low tide. Rocamadour, south of Paris, is thought to be the resting place of the Virgin Mary. This religious setting offers religious relics and monuments erected vertically along the cliffs overlooking the River Dordogne. Another famous spiritual location, Lourdes in the Pyrenees Mountains is a miraculous place. People come here for cures to their ailments. Stationed in the mountains separating France and Spain, this town offers gorgeous views of nature.

Whether you’re looking for ancient culture, romance and fine wine or famous French cuisine, our travel experts at Luxe Travel can help you book your luxury trip to fabulous France. When planning a trip to Paris, stay at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome for catered luxury. Thinking of the French Riviera, stay at the Majestic Barriere for exquisite views of Cannes Bay. Call 1-866-365-8747 for more information on setting up your own Mexican vacation.