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Why Visit France

Plan a holiday in France, a business trip, or just discover the country driving your hired Motorhome or Campervan, France is one of the world's leading tourist destinations. If you have all the time in the world, you may not need to plan your holiday in France, you can just wander along at your own leisurely pace, and it will be a wonderful and varied experience.

One of the largest countries in Western Europe, France is also the most varied in terms of scenery and climate. From Brittany to Provence, the Auvergne , the Loire Valley, the Dordogne or the Alps, Burgundy to the Languedoc , Poitou-Charentes or Aquitaine and the Pyrenees, each region is special, each is a holiday in itself. It is also a country with over 2000 miles of beaches and seashores, plenty of space for even the most demanding of holidaymakers!

France boasts the most varied natural environment of any country in Europe; it varies from the lush agricultural countryside of Normandy and Brittany, or the rolling prairies of Champagne or Beauce, to Alpine peaks, northern spruce forests, the dry hinterland of Provence, the steppe-like plateaux of the Causses, not to mention a very varied coastline including the North Sea, the Channel, the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean.

Popular Tourist Sites include:
Eiffel Towe, Louvre Museum , Palace of Versailles , Musée d'Orsay , Arc de Triomphe , Centre Pompidou , Mont-Saint-Michel, Château de Chambord , Sainte-Chapelle , Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg , Puy de Dôme , Musée Picasso ,Carcassonne

The country has six National Parks, 43 regional parks which are more or less the same as national parks in all but in official status (parcs naturels régionaux), hundreds of areas listed and protected under the European Natura 2000 programme, and even - off the beaten track.

The six national parks in continental France are:
The Cévennes national park (Languedoc) , Les Ecrins (Provence - Alps), Le Mercantour (Provence), Les Pyrénées (Hautes Pyrénées), La Vanoise (Provence), Port-Cros (Coastal park, Var, Provence)

Among the principal regional parks are:
The Auvergne volcanoes, The Grandes Causses (Aveyron - Lozère), The Morvan hills (Burgundy), The Ballon des Vosges (Lorraine - Alsace)

Among the most interesting of France's many wildlife parks, are:

  • The Parc de Thoiry, west of Paris, over 150 species in a safari park covering over 300 acres.
  • Zoo Parc de Beauval, in the Loir & Cher department, in the Loire valley area. Over 4000 animals, including koalas aned orang-utangs. the largest wildlife collection in France.
  • Planete Sauvage, south west of Nantes. A large wildlife park, with safari tours.
  • Réserve Africaine de Sigean, near Narbonne in the Languedoc. 3,800 animals in a huge area of natural mediterranean environment, one of Europe's oldest safari parks
  • African Safari park, at Plaisance du touch, just outside Toulouse, in the Midi Pyrenees region.

Getting Around in France:

By Land:
France Motorhome Rental
We can help you with your Motorhome or Campervan hire, you can choose your pick up destination from, Annecy, Angers, Bordeux, Brest, Corsica, Paris, Lyon, Pau, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Toulouse, Strasbourg and Rouen. Choose from Avis Car-Away or McRent Motorhome Rent for your next French Campervan Holiday.

France Car Leasing
If you wish to travel by car, we have the following Car leasing in France suppliers to choose from, Renault Leasing, Peugeot Car Leasing, Citroen Car Leasing

By Car:
France Car Rental
Would you like to try Car Hire in France ?, We can help you with that too. France Car Rental .

France Rail Passes
Travelling by Train is your preference, we help you with your Rail passes, check our France Eurail Passes rates here.

By Water:

France Canalboat Rental
If your desire is to explore Canals of france , We have 5 Canalboat rental suppliers. Nicols, Rive de France, France Passion Plaisance, Locaboat Holidays and Le Boat Canal Boat Hire. We can help taylor your holiday that will suit your needs.You can choose your bases from: Agde, Alsace, Aquitaine, Ardennes, Brittany, Camargue, Canal de Bourgogne, Carcassonne, Charente, Franche Comte, Homps, Loiret, Lot en Quercy, Morvan, Nivernais, Pays de Loire, Pont de Vaux, Ramonville, Sologne, Southern Burgundy and Toulouse.

River Cruising in France
Would you like to try River Cruising in France ?, We can help you with that too. We have Gobarging European Waterways, and Canal & Company suppliers for you to choose from.Each individual company is cruising from : Alsace - Lorraine, Arles, Avignon, Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Camargue, Carcassonne, Chateauneuf du Pape, Narbonne, Provance - Canal de Midi & Loire Valley.Colmar, Picardy & Ile de France, River Seine Normandy & River Saone (Beaujolias & Lyon), Strasbourg.

France Climate:
The south of France has a warm Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Strong winds, known as la Mistral, can occur in the Cote d'Azur, Provence and in the Rhone valley particularly over the winter and spring. Northern France, including Paris, has a temperate climate similar to southern England with warm summers, cold winters and rainfall throughout the year. The western coast, from the Loire valley to the Pyrenees, is milder and summer days are generally very hot. During the second half of July and August most French take their five-week vacation to the coasts and mountains, and empty cities tend to shut down accordingly.

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