- By John
- On Nov 6, 2018
- Travel Tips
The importance of the land reverberates throughout French culture, manifesting itself in areas as diverse as regional pride in local cuisine and the state’s fierce defence of Europe’s agricultural subsidies.
Regions of France
Small in size, Ile-de-France surrounds Paris, one of the most-visited cities in the world. The French capital offers no shortage of things to do in France, with world-renowned art galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants, classic architecture, and high-end shopping all wrapped exquisitely in French charm.
Each winter, thousands jet off to the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, home to France’s second biggest city (Lyon) and the snow-capped peaks of the French Alps, in search of snow, skiing, and après-ski drinks in the swanky resorts of the Three Valleys or the smaller family-friendly resorts.
Sitting on the French Riviera and boasting popular coastal cities like Marseille, Nice, and Cannes, Provence is massively popular as a summer holiday destination.
Occitanie mixes the best of both worlds, with a Mediterranean coastline offering up relaxing beach holidays, and a rich agricultural interior churning out world-class wines. Culture and history run deep here, with preserved Roman ruins amid the chattering in thriving regional languages.