29 November, 2018
05 November, 2018
In the home of romance, it's hard not to be enraptured by the impressive artistic heritage, layers of history, and gorgeous swathes of untouched countryside. Most cheap flights to France from Australia will whisk you straight into Paris, where glimpses of the elegant Eiffel Tower silhouetted over the Louvre will start things off. From there, you could go south to the bucolic Dordogne region and its pastoral farmlands punctuated by medieval bastide towns. Another option is the Loire Valley, home to grandiose chateaux and iconic winelands. Other choices include the glinting lagoons and calanque coves of the Cote d'Azur, the ice-capped summits of the Alps, or the wild beaches that unfold around Normandy and Brittany. And that's only scratching the surface.
Ready the salopettes, because Chamonix is hailed as the home of downhill skiing. Hit the pistes here and you'll also get awesome views of Mont Blanc.
Swaying sunflower fields give way to eucalyptus-scented beaches on the stunning isle of Poquerolles – one of the jewels of the French Riviera.
Paris is the stuff of bucket lists. Head here to wander the Seine's banks, see Notre Dame, and encounter priceless masterworks in the Louvre Museum.