Planning a trip to the beautiful European country of France? Want to make your time there the most memorable of your life? Check out these cool suggestions of things to do and see in the country of love:
Visit Mont St Michel
Mont St Michel is a world-famous medieval monastery which is perched on the top of a rock in the Normandy area of the country. There used to be a causeway that enabled you to visit the ancient holy place, but now you have to take off your shoes and wade through the water to get there, but don’t let that put you off because the monastery’s magical old atmosphere will leave you feeling intrigued, spellbound and blown-away by its rugged beauty.
Drink Champagne in the Marne Valley
France is the home of champagne, so it would be rude not to sip some of the sparkling stuff while you’re there. Even better, visit the Marne Valley, where champagne is produced, sample the finest bottles around and experience a real slice of rural France with its vineyards, crumbling cottages and cool refreshing rivers.
See Sports at the Stade de France
Sport plays a big role in European life. Football, or soccer as it is known in some parts of the world, is particularly popular across the continent and this is also true of France. So, why not experience the thrills and spills of the game for yourself by paying a visit to the Stade de France – the National Stadium of France and home of the French national football team? Just be aware that you may need to book tickets for the game and a Stade de France parking space to avoid disappointment, especially if you want to see a big game.
The Basilica of Sacred Heart of Paris
One of Paris’ biggest and best landmarks, this impressive Roman Catholic church sits proudly at the top of Montmartre hill where its Travertine stone construction and unmistakable dome dominate the landscape. If you visit the Basilica, be sure to take advantage of the stunning views over Paris.
Whether you’re traveling with children or you just want to inject some childlike fun into your French adventure, Disneyland, Paris is the place to be! Covering a huge 4800-acre site, Disneyland, Paris is home to two exciting theme parks, a shopping area, entertainment sections and almost 6000 hotel rooms. The star of the show, though, has to be the great Pirates of the Caribbean ride, which is lots of fun.
This Paris museum is one of the biggest museums in the world and is home to a stunning collection of art and artefacts spanning back more than 2000 years. On a trip to The Louvre, you can expect to see no less than 3500 prehistoric artefacts including ancient paintings, Egyptian treasures and even glittering crown jewels!
Eat and Drink
Between soaking in the sights and visiting the country’s finest attractions, you should, of course, take the time to sample as much of the authentic French food and drink on offer as possible. France is known for its fine dining and its pastries, in particular, are to die for, so whatever you do, don’t miss out!