Your first visit to France won't be your last - tourists are drawn back time and time again. Whether you are swept off your feet by the charm and romance of Paris, or you fall gently for the sleepy pace of life in Provence, France is a place for lovers, and will leave you spellbound.
Paris is undoubtedly one of the world's great cities, with enough monuments, museums, restaurants, theatres and shows to keep you enthralled throughout your stay. But, even if a Paris city break means the capital makes the first claim on your affections, you should try to drag yourself away - France has so much more on offer.
The northern provinces of Normandy and Brittany are steeped in history both ancient and modern while the Loire Valley is world famous for its châteaux and the French Riviera's Nice is the epitome of chic. Meanwhile winter and mountain sports enthusiasts flock to the country's resorts in its five mountain ranges, namely the Alps, the Pyrenees, Jura, Vosges and Massif Central.
For the best view of Paris, climb 250 steps up the Notre Dame bell tower and see where Quasimodo rang those bells!
Take a cruise down the River Seine: A perfect way to relax and soak up the beautiful surroundings.
Visit the Pompidou Centre: Not only a highlight itself, the centre also houses Europe's most important museum of modern art.