Paris, a city inseparable from the image of France

As soon as you mention France, one name springs to mind: Paris. The French capital has no shortage of assets, which explains why it has become one of the most visited cities in the world. Whether it's the emblematic Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral or the Sacré Coeur Basilica, Paris is overflowing which exceptional monuments. Archetypical city of culture, Paris is home to numerous museums including the Louvre, Orsay, and the Pompidou Centre which will delight fans of modern art. The image of France is inseparable from that of Paris. This remarkably romantic city attracts millions of visitors every year to walk along the Champs-Elysées, proud of its reputation as the "most beautiful avenue in the world", the banks of the Seine or the small streets of Montmartre. Don't hesitate to book an Air France flight and discover the "City of Light".

The charms of the south of France

But there's much more to France than just the capital; tourists find plenty to visit over the whole of the country. Another destination greatly appreciated by holiday makers, whether French or foreigners, the Côte d'Azur, with the sun and its beaches, has plenty to recommend it. The small cities of Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Cassis… are implanted near internationally renowned cities such as Marseille, Montpellier and Nice. The many beaches on the Mediterranean coast are just so many excuses to relax and laze about, while the inland regions are ideal for nature-lovers and hikers.

France, a country with a thousand faces

Not content to bathe in the Mediterranean Ocean, France also has a very long Atlantic coastline. From the Basque region up to Brittany, hundreds of kilometres of fine sandy beaches await visitors. Along this coast, they will discover many spectacular monuments, beginning with the famous Mont-Saint-Michel and well-known cities such as Biarritz, the corsair city of Saint-Malo and Deauville. Further north, the Côte d'Opale continues this vast stretch of beaches and holiday resorts.
But France is not limited to its sea front, it also has the good fortune of a particularly varied landscape. From wild nature represented by the Gorges du Verdon or the Larzac Plateau and the many vineyards dotted around the country which have made its reputation for wine, France has something for everyone. Even mountaineers will find what they're looking for in the Alps and the Pyrenees, whether in summer or winter.
Whatever region you want to discover, Air France will be delighted to welcome you on board a voyage of discovery of a country with a thousand faces, and one of the most visited in the world.

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