If you love food and wine, you’ll love France. The bread alone is reason enough to visit. Paris is a must-see if you love art, architecture, wide avenues and historic monuments. And of course, if you want to set eyes on the glittering Eiffel Tower. Taste the magic of Autumn in Paris!
When Gustave Eiffel’s famous tower was erected in 1889, it wasn’t just its design and the fortune it generated that created general envy; it was the private apartment he’d had installed at its summit. Unlike the tower’s rather industrial-like structure, Gustave Eiffel’s apartment was furnished in a homely fashion with wooden cabinets, velvet settees and flocked wallpaper. He used the apartment not for extravagant parties, but to entertain important guests – one of whom was Thomas Edison.
Depending on what you want to get out of your trip, there is always a good time to visit France. Winter is a great time to enjoy snow sports in the Alps and Pyrenees, while the summer is great for soaking up the sun on the beaches of the Cote d’Azur. Generally, France enjoys a temperate climate with cool winters and warm summers, except for the Mediterranean areas that bask in warm temperatures most of the year. Popular tourist spots can get crowded during the peak holiday periods of Christmas, Easter and the school holiday months of July and August; if travelling during these times, be prepared to share France with many other travellers and holidaying locals.