Europe’s largest country, France, combines a truly stylish lifestyle, stunning countryside and impeccable cuisine in a way few places on earth can. The romance, the beauty, the history all come together in a variety of guided tours of France from Grand European Travel.
Imagine spending an evening among the shops and restaurants of Paris, bathed in continuous light from the bridges along the Seine River. Or strolling through Nice with its lovely seashore, inspiration to generations of painters. Or perhaps discovering Versailles, where you can almost feel the French Revolution take root. Grand European vacation packages help you uncover the full breadth and beauty of France.
Generally cool winters and mild summers. However, along the coast it is a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. In summer a good rule is lightweight clothing with a sweater and in winter warm woolens plus a raincoat.
France's geography is mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; the remainder is mountainous with the Alps to the east and the Pyrenees in the southwest.
Major Holidays & Events
In addition to the customary holidays, France traditionally celebrates:
Good Friday – Easter Monday (March/April)
May 1 – Labor Day
May 8 – WWII Victory Day
May 29 – Ascension Day
Jun 9 – Whit Monday
Jul 14 – Bastille Day
Aug 15 – Assumption of Mary
Nov 1 – All Saints’ Day
Nov 11 – Armistice Day