Why You Should Consider France For Your Dream Weekend Away

September 27, 2023

It might not be much of a secret, but it is nonetheless worth reiterating that France is an unspeakably beautiful and indeed, breathtaking country.

From its delectable food and wine to the feeling of cultural and artistic sophistication whenever you venture into a new city, there will always be something new for you to discover during a weekend break in France, even if you have visited many times previously.

A weekend away is basically a secret escape into something new and fresh, which is why France is the perfect location to spend your time on holiday. There are so many different cities to visit, each one with its own distinct personality and things to do. It all depends on what type of weekend you are looking for.

Whether you yearn for a romantic escape, the utmost tranquillity, or a weekend packed with culture and excitement, France will have so much to offer for your short holiday.

So, let us zoom in on some of the finest reasons to choose France as your focal point for a weekend away.

Deciding on the right environment for you

One of the main reasons why France is popular among tourists, is its sheer breadth and depth of alluring vacation spots. The European country offers snowy mountains for skiing, beautiful beaches, quiet country escapes, and busy city life. This means you will have so many different and interesting places to choose from when it comes to authentically French – and fun – holiday experiences.

Naturally, you will probably seek out an accommodation option that is close to the attractions and activities that most interest you in France. So, you should take the time to carefully consider the various geographical areas where there will be attractive, generously equipped, and well-priced hotels and resorts, in the process of choosing the one that works best for you.

Paris and the Eiffel Tower

Of course, a lot of tourists decide to visit Paris for a weekend away. And who can blame them? There is just so much to do and immerse oneself in during a Parisian break.  

You might like the idea of visiting the Eiffel Tower during the day, or indulging in its ambiance at night when it starts to glitter in the darkness. Or maybe you are drawn to the prospect of a night at the Moulin Rouge, or a stroll by the grand architecture of Notre Dame?

What we are trying to say here is that when it comes to plotting a short holiday in Paris, you will hardly be “short” of inspiring ideas for things to do and see. There is just so much to explore in this city – and you could even do it all in a tighter bracket of time by embarking on a boat ride, or several.  

Cities that appeal to the heritage enthusiast or culture vulture in you

The chances are that when you visit any given city in France, you will be largely lured there by the promise of plentiful art, culture, and heritage to soak yourself in. And of course, France has an abundant supply of cathedrals, castles, chateau, and other fascinating landmarks. So, even once you have visited one major tourist site, you will be immediately thinking of which one will be next in your itinerary.   

It is wonderful to go somewhere new to learn about its culture and heritage. A weekend trip to France can give you enough time to visit a few cities, including any festivals or fairs that may pop up, while indulging in all of the intriguing culture (both the less and more mainstream forms) that may arise.

Art that will make you think about our world

When it comes to hunting out the finest of fine art, it will be up to you to decide which French city you visit, be it Paris to see the Louvre, Bourdeaux to enjoy the Musée de Beaux-Arts, or Metz to visit the Centre Pompidou-Metz.

Regardless, France is very well known for its inspiring culture and dedication to the arts. By just going to Paris, you will be able to marvel at some of the most famous paintings in the world, including works by Claude Monet and Leonardo da Vinci across legendary venues such as the Musée d’Orsay and Louvre.

Not only that, but France’s art galleries are practically works of art in themselves, and you can expect to be stunned by their architecture.

Paris is a popular place for tourists to enjoy art, but there are many other places in France to see some gorgeous historic paintings and sculptures, as well as certain more contemporary works of art. Examples of the latter encompass the finest video art and installations by some of France’s most exciting current artists.

Many of us feel elevated in how we perceive the world, when we get the chance to engage with all manner of both expected and unexpected high art – and France’s remarkable cities are among the best places on the planet to do precisely this.

Peace and quiet at a level that nowhere else can quite offer

Did you know that France is made up of about 80% countryside? There is nothing more romantic than being able to enjoy the peace and harmony of nature with your partner.

A short break in France presents the perfect opportunity to escape city life to go to the countryside and enjoy the silence. There are also excellent vineyards for you to visit. If you are interested in indulging in a glass of wine, make sure to find a place to stay in Burgundy or Bordeaux. 

Are you ready to visit France, and to experience its many wonders?

With so much to do in France, you can be sure that you will never drift into boredom during your time here – whether you visit for just a day, the weekend, or that little bit longer.

 Even if you do visit for just a weekend, you will find that each French city will offer you so much to do and enjoy. Whether you decide to stay at a well-equipped and desirable hotel such as the Four Seasons Grand-Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat, or opt to rent out a smaller cottage in the country, you will be able to relax and admire your chosen area for its beauty.

France’s cities offer so much excitement and possibility. From enjoying a quiet glass of wine in a vineyard to visiting the Moulin Rouge or Louvre in Paris, you will always be spoiled for choice in terms of things to do. So, be sure to book your flight today and get ready for your dream weekend away.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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