When it comes to noteworthy sites of interest, France has been richly blessed. Paris is usually the first place that springs to mind at the mention of visiting France. With one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower shares this scenic city with the gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral, the mighty Arc de Triomphe, and the monumental Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Paris is also home to the Louvre - a grand, 12th century palace that has since been converted into a museum, displaying fascinating collections that date back to ancient civilisations.
The walled city of St-Malo sits on Brittany’s stunning coastline and is a decidedly popular destination. Sightseeing and strolling around the grey granite ramparts and narrowed cobbled streets will give you incredible views of both the sea and the old town; the latter held within the encircling walls of the ramparts. Visiting Saint Vincent Cathedral, a 12th century historic monument will reveal a colourful history that has led to its multiple reconstructions. Similarly, Château de St-Malo and the delightful Musée d'Histoire de St-Malo contained within it gives further insights into the city’s fascinating history.
Not far from Brittany is Normandy’s jewel in the sea - Mont-St-Michel. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its glorious abbey and has been a place of sanctuary dating back to the 6th century. Here you can marvel at its iconic spires and the architectural mastery required to build such an impressive structure.
At the Loire Valley, you will have your pick of fulfilling pastimes. With plenty of chatueax, cathedrals, picturesque towns and villages, bustling markets and truly incredible gardens and parks, including several zoo parks, there’s undoubtedly activities to appeal to all tastes. Wine tasting is a particular favourite, given the exceptional selection of distinct wines that originate in this area; Savignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc to name only a few.
Paris, St-Malo, Mont-St-Michel and the Loire Valley are just some of the enticing locations that you will encounter while travelling through France with Luxury Gold.