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About FranceCultural familiarity, boutique bistros, rich history, art, cuisine, architecture, wine, sun, sea and sand...the list goes on. From the famous sites and romance that personifies the French capital, to the lush wine regions and down to the coastal towns and cities of the Riviera, France caters to every whim. Lead the jet-setter life in Cannes or Nice while you sip cocktails and people watch to your hearts content. Join the beautiful people, sunning themselves along its southern coastlines, discover the history behind some of the oldest and most world renowned vineyards around Bordeaux, take in the sights in Paris or swat up on your history and pay your respects in the north. On a clear day, standing in the right spot, you can see France from our English shores, so there;s really no excuse not to visit and witness for yourself have diverse a country it really is.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in France, our top picks for the best time to travel would be August
August is a wonderful month to visit France. Sunflower and lavender fields bloom, grapes slowly ripen on the vine and the whole country is basked in glorious golden sunshine.
France Blog posts
From Ireland's most popular travel bloggers
Paris in 3 Days: A Paris Itinerary for First-Timers
24th February 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
Ah Paris. The city of light. The city of love. It is a popular destination for many, and for good reason. The capital of France is not only stunning to explore, but also offers plenty to do. From wandering through local neighbourhoods to uncovering the wonders of renowned museums, not to mention the incredible food scene. There is something for everyone in this beautiful city....
Champagne Tasting in Reims
16th January 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
France is renowned for many things, one of which is champagne. This delightful, effervescent wine is renowned across the globe and hails from a particular region of the country - Champagne. This area is home to a number of towns and cities, with Reims, the capital of Champagne, being one of them. Reims is the headquarters of many champagne houses and is a great place to sample the bubbly beverage....
Experience the magic of Paris at Christmas with these festive ideas
16th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
I love Paris and I love Christmas, so getting to see Paris at Christmas was pretty, well, magical. I’m no stranger to exploring Europe during the Christmas season. After all, Europe’s Christmas markets are basically my version of Disneyworld. But, there’s something about the way that Paris does the Christmas season. It’s just that little bit more refined, a little bit more upscale and elegant. After all, it is Paris we’re talking about here....
Christmas in Colmar, France (2022): Everything you need to know about Colmar Christmas Markets
16th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
If you are at all familiar with France you’ve no doubt heard of the fairytale town of Colmar. It’s said to be the jewel of the Alsace region and the inspiration behind the village in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. After a couple of minutes of walking through ‘Little Venice’ you’ll see why! Colmar, like Strasbourg, is most photographed in the spring and summer with an explosion of flowers hanging from windows. However, the holiday season bring about a whole different look and trust...
Everything you need to know about Strasbourg Christmas Markets
7th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
For me, the holiday season is the most magical time of the year and while I will always be home for Christmas, I absolutely love spending part of the holiday season in Europe experiencing Europe’s best Christmas markets. Germany and Austria tend to be the favourites with big cities like Vienna and Nuremberg taking the lead when it comes to Christmas markets in Europe. However, after two visit’s I’m here to convince you that Strasbourg Christmas markets deserve a spot on your list...
Visiting the Eiffel Tower tips; Best views, cheapest tickets etc
26th July 2022 by One Step 4ward
Did you know that Paris is always fighting with Bangkok to be the most visited city in the world? And if you come to France, then visiting the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the number one thing on people’s travel bucket lists! In fact, it’s the most visited, ticketed monument in the world. Wowzer....
Disneyland Paris tips - 20 things you need to know before you go
21st July 2022 by The Travel Expert
From transport to tickets, dining tips to Disney’s Premier Access, these Disneyland Paris tips will help you make the most of your visit. I have visited Disneyland Paris on a few occasions, but I thought it best to consult the experts for their top Disneyland Paris tips. The Disneyland Paris Tips for Irish team are regular visitors to the parks, and offer advice and tips to their large following on Facebook and Instagram. ...
Weather in France
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