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France Attractions

It would be fair to say most visitors to France come for a number of reasons and not just for the sunshine and beaches but also for the culture and excellent food and wine. Many will head for Paris to see the famous sights such as the Tour Eiffel, Arc de Triomphe and Champs Élysées.The Musée du Louvre is one of the world’s most famous art galleries and here you can see the Mona Lisa by da Vinci and many other significant works. Holidayloop.co.uk offers France holiday rental and Gite rentals. You can rent a private apartment in Paris directly from your local home owner. Other places worth seeing in Paris are the Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame andtheneo-Byzantine basilica of Sacré-Cœur which offersgreat views down over the city. If you have time don’t forget the royal palace of Versailleswith its wonderful fountains and the Château de Fontainebleau with its opulent rooms and beautifulgardens.
 
Disneyland Resort Paris is a major attraction for children and families. There are 2 theme parks, Disneyland Parkwhich has 5 themed lands and Walt Disney Studios Park which has 4 zones that recreate a film studio. Between the 2 parks and the Disney hotels is the Disney Villagewith themed restaurants, shops, bars and cinemas. There is an excellent historical theme park called Puy de Fou in Les Épesses in the Vendée region of Western France. During the summer months there is a lakeside re-enactment of the life of a local peasant from the Middle Ages to World War II complete with lasers, fireworks, horses, sword fighting and a large cast. Another attraction for families is the Futuroscope cinemapark near Poitiers. Francehas 3excellent aquariums again suitable for families. Océanopolis at Brestis more like a theme park and is split into 3 zones, Polar, Tropical and Temperate. Nausicaà in Boulogneis an imaginative aquarium while the aquarium in the basement of the Musée Océanographique in Monaco is well worth a visit.

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Monacois also the place to see motor racing when it hosts the Grand Prix each year the second weekend in May. If you enjoy motor racing then you won’t want to miss the world famous 24-hour motor race at Le Mans held annually in June.
 
The Châteaux of the Loire Valleyattract many visitors each year and there are plenty to choose from. The Renaissance style Châteaux Chenonceau which spans the river Cher is perhaps the most beautiful. Châteaux Azay-le-Rideau puts on a lovely son et lumière (music and light) show on summer evenings and if you want to see a fairy tale palace try the 15th century Châteaux d’Ussé with itswhite towers and terraced gardens.
 
Food and wine are undoubtedly a big attraction in France. Local markets are a great place to source local foods and cookery courses are popular throughout France as are tours of wine regions. The vineyards of Bordeaux are a great place to sample fine red wines. The medieval village of St Émilion in the Dordogneis an ideal base from which to explore the area. If you like champagne then head for the champagne houses of Reimswhere you can do a tour of the cellars and a spot of tasting afterwards. Santé! (Cheers!)

Don't forget, a holiday in Brittany or Normandy, France, staying in self catering accommodation makes an ideal family break.

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