Travel Guide for France
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Traveling in a country like France can be intimidating with all of its world class cuisine, wine, culture, history, and architecture. Where do you even begin planning a trip in such a culturally rich country? We have created this travel guide for France to help you plan your next vacation. Whether you are traveling for business, family vacation or a romantic getaway, there is something for you to do.
We have broken down the French classics (food, wine, architecture) and made some recommendations on the best spots to take them in.
Many people can find the cuisine of a foreign country intimidating, but if you know where to go for food, then your trip will be much more enjoyable. Many consider Lyon to be the food capital of France. In this city, you can expect to see world famous chefs taking traditional French dishes and putting their own spin on them. In the southern region of
Provence, you can expect traditional foods that have been around for hundreds of years. If you are looking for food that reflects the hard work of France’s historical culinary experts, then this is the place for you. Most cities in this country are going to have great food to offer anyone. So, go out there and explore the gastronomy that is France!
When most people think of France, they also think of wine and vast landscapes of vineyards. France is home to many different styles and types of wine. While we cannot write about all of them we can highlight some of the most popular. Champagne actually comes from a region in France named Champagne. Some of the most famous Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs come from a region in France called Burgundy. And if you really enjoy all types and styles of wine, then Roussillon is the place for you, because its hot climate and old vines provide the perfect place for the production of a wide variety of wines.
Some of the most important architectural structures of France are cathedrals and monasteries. Perhaps the most famous cathedral in the world, Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris is a wonderful example of French Gothic Architecture. If you love stained glass, then the Chartes Cathedral is the place for you to visit. This cathedral has some of the oldest stained glass known to man. And no trip to France is complete without a visit to Mont Saint Michel. This monastery was built before the year 1,000 on a small island just off the coast of Normandy, and it is now a popular destination with shops, restaurants and hotels.
Have you been to France? Share your tips and experiences in the comments below!