Places to Travel to in France

Places to Travel to in France
Places to Travel to in France
From the rolling, green hills of Normandy to the mustard fields of Dijon, France presents a feast for the senses in each of its famed regions. Whether toasting your stay with taste of real Champagne, or taking a stroll along the banks of the Seine, uncover the best that France has to offer by visiting its beautiful countryside, historical villages, landmark monuments and metropolitan cities.
Champagne Country

As the name suggests, this region of France produces Champagne and lots of it, nearly 300 million bottles a year. Located about 2 hours by train from Paris, the town of Epernay is home to such famed Champagne houses as Mercier and Moët & Chandon, both offering daily tours. The Mercier tour features an underground train ride that passes through its centuries-old cellars. In the town of Reims, various Champagne houses include Krug, Lanson and Veuve Clicquot.

Office of Tourism Epernay
7, avenue de Champagne
BP 28 - 51201
Epernay Cedex France
+33 (0)3.26.53.33.00
www.ot-epernay.fr/

Lower Normandy

From charming architecture, world-famous landmarks and the hallowed grounds of World War II battlefields, Lower Normandy offers much to see and explore. The five landing beaches of D-Day evoke the memory fallen soldiers who gave their lives for world freedom. At Omaha beach, a museum and memorial pay tribute. One of the most recognized places in all of France, Mont Saint-Michel is another regional landmark that stands sentry as its own island.

Normandy Tourism Board
14 rue Charles Corbeau,
27000 Evreux France
www.normandie-tourisme.fr

Dijon

Famous for its mustard, Dijon boasts monuments, museums and mansions, some dating from the 17th century. The capital city of Burgundy, Dijon presents a world of cultural attractions to explore, including the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Duke's Palace and the Musée de la Moutarde, where visitors can learn about the city's most famous product.

Office de Tourisme de Dijon
11 rue des Forges
BP82296 - F-21022 Dijon
+33 892 700 558
www.dijon-tourism.com/uk/

Paris

Brimming with excitement, seduction and culture, the cosmopolitan city of Paris unfolds in stately beauty and exquisite architecture at every turn. While the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre rank as the city's most visited attractions, the best of Paris can be seen by exploring the streets and boulevards of this grand city, where cafes, galleries, shops and restaurants number in the thousands.

Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau
25 rue des Pyramides
75001 Paris
+33 (0)8 92 68 30 00
en.parisinfo.com/

Karen Sprinkles has been a freelance writer since 1988. She's currently the managing editor of a luxury home magazine and has written for regional newspapers and magazines. Sprinkles received the Award of Excellence from the Hawaii Book Publishers Association for "The Hawaii Home Book," which reached No. 1 on the Hawaii bestsellers list. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California.
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