Destination France - an essential travel guide to the "Grande Nation"! France is the world's number one traveler destination, and it's not hard to understand why. France has it all - or more or less. It has tourist sites for all tastes; it has some of the premium beaches in Europe, as well as the utmost mountains and the supreme historic monuments, the most gorgeous cities, the most tranquil countryside, the most splendid castles, the most excellent rivers, and plenty more, not to mention some of the best restaurants and the best wines and more hotels than any other nation in Europe. France is a country situated in Western Europe. Clockwise from the north, France boundaries Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland to the east, Italy to the south-east and Spain to the south-west, across the Pyrenees mountain range. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the south of France, with the Principality of Monaco outlining a small commune.
France has something in stores for everyone, which is one of the reasons why it is on the top of the world's number one tourist destination. It has glorious holiday opportunities for everything from a short weekend city break, in places such as Paris, Nice or Bordeaux, to a peaceful family holiday in a gite in the countryside, a week or two's leisure by the seaside, or an vigorous break hiking, climbing, kayaking or cycling in France's great outdoors. French museums and art galleries - which differing to popular belief are not all situated in Paris - offer a superb anthology of works of art and artifacts; and for those for whom a holiday is an occasion to discover Europe's historic heritage, France's great cathedrals, medieval castles, and thousands of other ancient monuments are a treasure trove waiting to be explored. For themed breaks, the châteaux of the Loire (in the Centre region of France) are an palpable choice; among the many other historic sites, consider discovering the Roman relics of Provence , the medieval seamed townships of the southwest, or the castles and caves of the Dordogne. There are even some scenic steam railways for people who enjoy a trip down memory lane.