Are you considering a holiday in the French Republic? Well, as nice as it is to pass under the Arc de Triomphe, stand at Ground Zero in Notre Dame de Paris and fight against the crowd at the Louvre for a view of the Mona Lisa, you might like to know that life outside of Paris is just as interesting.
You could go on a ski holiday in Val d’Isere, walk through the gardens of Chateau de Versailles and bask under the sun at Bora Bora.
Skiing in Val d’Isere
Val d’Isere, a small village in the French Alps, is one of the most popular destinations for a ski holiday in France. If you are fond of snow, you might consider the 10,000-hectare land covered in untracked snow as the ultimate playground.
With 300 kilometres of ski runs, 1900 metres of vertical and the Face de Bellevarde ahead, Val d’Isere may be overwhelming at first, but you cannot resist the snowy mountain for long.
Walking through Chateau de Versailles
For a dose of history, you could skip the crowds at Louvre and visit Versailles instead. Walk through the castle that once was the royal home of Louis XIV and spend time in Marie Antoinette’s precious gardens to get a feel of French luxury.
Discover the French court’s rich culture through the Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Chapel, and the Queen’s Hamlet. For something refreshing, you will enjoy the fountains and the Grand Canal.
Warming Up in Bora Bora
Bora Bora may be in the Pacific Ocean, but it technically is part of France as an overseas collectivity. If you have more time and want a total change of environment, visit the island; it has its fair share of coconut trees and luxury resorts.
Now, which French destination are you heading for?