The 13 Best things to do in France
Discover the Best Things to do in France, the Must Do in France as well as some of the less known and coolest things to do in France.
Make your choice among this selection of the Best Things to do in France including the Best things to do in France with Kids, Best things to do in France for couples, Best things to do in France for Singles, Best things to do in France for Foodies Loovers, for History Buffs, for Architecture lovers and enjoy unforgettable experiences in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
1. Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is a magical place. It is the best theme park in Europe and is top rated among the Best Things to do in France.
Choose from our offer of over 700 hotels, B&B, guesthouses in and around Disneyland Paris.
Where to stay: One of the favourite family hotels is the “Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch”
2. Eiffel Tower with priority lift tickets
Do you want to make your stay in Paris unforgettable? You have had a cruise on the Seine and you may have visited the Louvre or the Palace of Versailles even, but you want something more, an experience that will make your stay in Paris unforgettable and romantic? One of the Best Activities in France, is for sure a visit of the Eiffel Tower.
Book your table in the chic restaurant "58" located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. The show is outside and on your plates: panoramic views of Paris, champagne and an unforgettable 3 or 4 course meal.
Where to stay: "La Clef Tour Eiffel" located 900 m from the Eiffel Tower.
During your stay in Paris you simply must not miss one of the Best Things to do in France, a visit of the Palace of Versailles.
Book your ticket with audio-guide and transfers from your hotel or a guided tour of Versailles by bike and discover this exceptional palace, its famous park, its Hall of Mirrors and take a walk in the footsteps of the greatest kings of France, Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI.
How to get there: Book your flights to Paris and hotel at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Paris, such as a full day Versailles & Paris sightseeing tour with lunch.
Where to stay: "Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace" located opposite the Chateau de Versailles.
4. Paris: Dinner Cruise on the Seine
A stroll through the streets of Montmartre, the district of Amelie, is so romantic. Picasso lived there as well as Duchamp, Van Gogh, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec.
It is often enough to walk in Paris to immerse yourself in this unique city, the capital of love. If you want to treat yourself to unforgettable experiences in France, book a dinner cruise on the Seine. You think it's a bit cliché? We thought so too until we did it.
It is certainly the best way to explore the city of light. The sun goes down, the most beautiful monuments of the city are illuminated, you enjoy live music onboard and a dinner prepared by a French chef. What more would you like?
Where to stay: "Le Damantin Hotel & Spa" offers free access to the Spa & wellness centre.
5. Le Louvre
A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement.
Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres. With more than 9.7 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum and one of the very Best Things to Do in France.
Book your entrance ticket and skip the line.
Where to stay: "Hotel Alfred Sommier" situated 650m from the Opéra Garnier.
6. Alsace Wine tasting and cellar visit
Colmar - Alsace
Unlike Disneyland, here everything is true. Real local artisans offer you exceptional products. You will be dazzled by the beauty of this city, its half-timbered houses, romantic canals, covered market and small independent shops.
We love Colmar at Christmas for its amazing Christmas markets but Colmar is also beautiful in spring with its Easter market and in summer with cultural events such as its incredible classical music festival.
Where to stay: During our visit to Colmar we stayed at the hotel "Le Colombier", a beautiful hotel located in the district of La Petite France, the favourite district of travellers who stay in Colmar.
7. Eat pancakes at the Mont Saint Michel
Le Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most visited monuments in France after the Eiffel Tower. Both are in your top 10 of the Best Things to Do in France.
It is not always easy to organize a visit to the Mont Saint-Michel as the nearest station is about ten kilometres away.
The easiest way is to book your tickets for a guided tour of the Mont Saint-Michel with transfer from Paris. Your guide will meet you at the Montparnasse station in Paris and you will board a high-speed train together.
Pancakes are not included in the activity but you will not have a hard time finding a small Norman restaurant on the Mont Saint-Michel. You can book this activity today, it can be canceled 24 hours in advance with full refund.
Where to stay: "Le Relais du Roy", just 1.5 km from the Mont Saint-Michel.
8. Visit the Champagne cellar wines
Reims - Champagne Ardennes
Reims is an exceptional city; it is the capital of the Champagne-Ardenne region. A visit to this sparkling and dynamic region is one of of the Best Things to Do in France.
The word "Champagne" is a protected designation of origin and only sparkling white wines made in this region can be called Champagne. No matter what champagne you've been drinking lately, if it was labelled "Champagne" then it came from here.
Reims is also known for its cathedral, architectural heritage, churches and basilicas.
Do you know what is the best champagne in the Champagne-Ardenne region? It is a matter of taste but our choice is without hesitation the champagne "Ruinart". The cost of a bottle is quite high, reckon on paying 70 euros per bottle but it is better to drink one bottle of Ruinart than 3 bottles of a bad wine.
How to get there: Book your flights to Reims or Paris (1h30 by car).
Where to stay: "Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa", a 5-star hotel surrounded by the Champagne vineyards.
9. Strasbourg Christmas Market Tour
Strasbourg - Alsace
Strasbourg is the Christmas capital of the world! It is the cradle of Christmas in Europe. As its Christmas Market has been awarded three times the title of "Best Christmas Market in Europe", a visit of Strasbourg at Christmas is really one of the Best Things to do in France.
Come and explore the local specialties and immerse yourself in the fairy atmosphere of the Strasbourg Christmas market by taking a guided tour.
During your stay you must taste the wines of Alsace and try an Alsatian sauerkraut.
Where to stay: "Les Haras" is renowned for the quality of its buffet breakfast and its bar and restaurant.
10. Discover the Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Durign your stay in France you can not miss to visit the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, one of the Must do in France.
There are different ways to explore the châteaux of the Loire Valley. You can either go by bus with transfer from Paris; everything is included in the price and you discover some of the finest castles of this beautiful region of France. Or you can make your own selection of châteaux and explore them with your own rental car.
The Loire Valley is only 2 hours by car from Paris. You can also book a helicopter flight over the most beautiful châteaux of the Loire Valley.
Where to stay: "Château de Paradis", classified as a historical monument and enjoy a breakfast of delicious regional products.
11. Explore the Beautiful Villages of the Dordogne Valley
The Dordogne valley is a favourite destinations for travellers exploring France. A visit to the villages of Rocamadour, Carennac, Colonges-la-Rouge and Meyronne is one of the Best Things to Do in France.
During your stay you will taste the best of French gastronomy and exceptional wines.
There is also food for the spirit as the Dordogne Valley is rich in exceptional monuments, medieval castles and its famous half-timbered houses.
How to get there: Guided tours will take you some of the most beautiful places in the Dordogne Valley, so go ahead and book your flights today for "Brive-Dordogne Valley" airport and your hotel, guesthouse or B&B, at the best price in the Dordogne Valley.
Where to stay: "Château de Maraval" is perfect for an unforgettable stay in this region of France.
12. A day trip to the "Verdon Gorge"
Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur Region
Regarded as one of the best natural wonders in France, this canyon, dug in the mountains of Lubéron and Ventoux, is the most beautiful canyon in Europe and one of the Best Things to Do in France.
During this day-trip from Nice you will cross the wild forest of the Verdon Natural Regional Park.
You will enjoy exceptional views from the "Balcon de la Mescla" and stop in the picturesque village of "Moustiers-Sainte-Marie".
Where to stay: "La Bastide du Calalou" located a 30-minute drive from the Gorges du Verdon.
13. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience
Imagine that the sun is shining in the sky and you leave the city of Bordeaux to find yourself in the middle of the best grape varieties of Bordeaux. You are in Saint-Emilion, a beautiful medieval village world famous for the quality of its vineyards.
You are not here as a tourist but as a connoisseur. The doors of the largest chateaux and their cellars are open for you.
You taste quality wines, you learn about the winemaking method, you walk in the village of Saint-Emilion with a private guide.
Take the time to taste the delicious macaroons of Nadia Fermigier, the best macaroons in France. The macaroon factory is located in the heart of the village of Saint-Emilion, with the wine tasting it is for sure one of the Best Things to do in France.
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