If you’re ready to plan your next European trip, this 2021 France travel guide is exactly what you need. Click here for all the best spots to hit in France.
France is the most visited country in the world and with good reason. With beautiful cities, a rich history, and divine cuisine, what more could you ask for from a vacation spot? You might be wondering what the unmissable destinations are in France, or how to pass the ultimate luxurious vacation? Keep on reading for AssistAnt’s ultimate France travel guide and learn everything you need to know before planning a trip here.
Arriving in France
From the moment you touch down in France, our VIP services can make your journey through the airport as quick and hassle-free as possible. If you’re traveling to Paris, the majority of international flights will arrive at the famous Charles de Gaulle airport. Our team can organize a fast track or deluxe VIP service for you, as well as taking care of your onward journey into the City of Light. Don’t forget that if you’re arriving in France from outside Europe, you’ll need to convert some of your currency into euros. While the majority of businesses in the capital accept payment by card, some more remote areas still operate with cash only.
What to Do in Paris?
Now in our 2021 France travel guide, let’s take a look at the must-do activities when in Paris. This city is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame cathedral, the Sacre-Coeur, and the Louvre. But what are the lesser-known hotspots to explore when visiting Paris? First, Paris is made up of different neighborhoods (or arrondissements), some of which are full of beautiful shops and parks. Don’t miss Le Marais, the Latin Quarter, or Montmartre. Finally, the Pantheon, the catacombs, and the Rodin museum should definitely be on your to-do list. Our concierge team can manage acquiring tickets and organizing a private travel guide for Paris should you require it.
What to Do in Nice?
After a week or so in Paris, you might feel ready to explore what lies beyond the capital. Where better to travel to next than the French Riviera’s largest city, Nice. The epitome of chic, the beautiful coastline around the Cote d’Azur is the perfect place to unwind. If people-watching, swimming in the Meditteranean, and visiting quaint cafes isn’t enough, there’s also plenty to do here. The Old Town in Nice is full of gorgeous architecture and great for photo opportunities. The nearby Colline du Château similarly offers some of the best views available when visiting Nice. In our travel guide for Nice, the last tip is to head out of the city and check out the nearby towns and villages. We’d recommend Menton, Saint Tropez, and Frejus.
What Are the Best Resort Options in France?
France is also home to some of the finest luxury resorts in Europe. These are typically found on the south coast, so they are easily reachable following your stay in Nice. Don’t forget that our team at AssistAnt can take care of all of your transportation during your trip, whether you want to travel with a private chauffeur, or by helicopter. The Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is one of our top picks for luxury resorts. Its views over the Meditteranean are unparalleled. It also provides the perfect combination of luxury services on-site and easy access to explore Cannes. You can also check out the rest of our favorite beach resorts in France by clicking here.
Where Else Should You Visit?
If your vacation schedule allows, there are plenty more exquisite locations to visit in France, besides Paris and Nice. While these two cities make great entry and departure points, try to squeeze some of the following destinations into your itinerary:
- Mont-Saint-Michel is a picture-perfect island off the northern coast of Normandy. If you think of the famous Walt Disney castle, you’ll come close to an idea of how stunning this towering monastery is.
- The Loire Valley gives visitors an excellent chance to discover the rolling French countryside. If medieval castles, wine tasting, or time-traveling are of interest, this is a must-visit for you.
- Lyon is also a great city to visit, with narrow cobbled streets and a beautiful cathedral. Be sure to check out the Roman Theatre and get lost in the maze of secret passageways in the city.
General Travels Tips for France
Let’s now turn to some general travel advice to keep in mind when visiting France. Those working in the tourism industry often have excellent English, in addition to Spanish and sometimes other languages. But it doesn’t hurt to keep the basics on hand and make a little effort with the language. So, don’t forget your “merci”, “s’il vous plait”, “bonjour”, and “excusez-moi”. In France, a service charge is automatically included in restaurant and cafe bills. However, this doesn’t always go to your server, so if you have enjoyed the service it’s normal to leave an extra couple of euros as a tip.
Departing From France
The final point to cover is your departure. Many visitors choose to start their trip in Paris in the north and depart from the excellent Nice Côte D’Azur International Airport in the south. With AssistAnt, your wish is our command. Whatever request or desire you have, our concierge team will work flat out to make it happen. Whether that’s our fast track VIP or VVVIP service, we can make your journey home as easy as possible. If you’re interested in avoiding queues, private escorts through to VIP lounges, or refreshments and beverage services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Don’t Forget to Bookmark This France Travel Guide
If you found this France travel guide helpful, make sure you bookmark this page to save it for later! Whether you visit France with friends, on a business trip, or en famille (as the French would say!) it is sure to be a trip you’ll remember for years to come. Don’t forget that at AssistAnt we offer a complimentary one-hour consultation to discuss your travel needs. To find out more about how we can help make your holiday as smooth as possible, book an appointment here.