Ile-de-France Tourism – Visit the Ile-de-France region of France

It’s easy enough to say that Ile-de-France is Paris, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Of the 26 administrative regions in France, Ile-de-France is the most densely populated and the wealthiest. Over 11 million people live here, and 90% of Ile-de-France is covered by the Paris metropolitan area, but there are many other cities … Read more

Franche-Comté Tourism – Visit the Franche-Comté region of France

Franche-Comté is one of the lesser known regions of France. It borders Switzerland and shares many commonalities with its neighbor. In fact, many people live in Franche-Comté and work in Switzerland. To the north are the Vosges mountains, and to the south are the Jura mountains. Franche-Comté is home to great hiking and cross country … Read more

Corsica Tourism – Visit the Corsica region of France

Corsica (Corse in French) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea that is also one of France’s 26 regions. It is part of Metropolitan France despite its being separated from the mainland and closer geographically to Italy. For fourteen years in the 1700s it was an independent republic, but was incorporated into France in 1770. … Read more

Champagne-Ardenne Tourism – Visit the Champagne-Ardenne region of France

Champagne-Ardenne is a region in northeastern France, on the border with Belgium. It is home to four rivers: the Seine, the Marne, the Aisne, and the Meuse. The area is reachable by the Paris-Strasbourg rail line and the LGV Est TGV rail line. The regional airport, Vatry International Airport, however, is primarily devoted to air … Read more

Centre Tourism – Visit the Centre region of France

Centre is the French region located just northwest of the geographic center of the country, and centers around the Loire Valley, a rich, fertile area. This is the region famous for the many majestic Loire Valley châteaux, a major tourist draw. Tours is the name of the largest city in Centre and is located near … Read more

Burgundy Tourism – Visit the Burgundy region of France

Burgundy is in eastern central France between Paris and Lyon. The river Loire is the western boundary of the region, while the Champagne and Franche-Comté lie to the east. To the south of Burgundy is the Rhone Alpes region. The northernmost fringes of Burgundy reach the outer parts of the Paris metropolitan area. The terrain … Read more

Brittany Tourism – Visit the Brittany region of France

Brittany (Bretagne in French) is the large peninsula in north-western France, bounded by the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south. With a population of over four million, Brittany has a rich Celtic history to go with its rugged coastline. Overall, the climate in Brittany is moderate year-round. It … Read more

Auvergne Tourism – Visit the Auvergne region of France

Auvergne is a region located in central France, on the Massif Central, home to some of the wildest, most unusual and beautiful landscapes in France. The least densely populated region in France (and one of the least populated in all Europe), Auvergne gives visitors a view of a part of the country that even many … Read more

Aquitaine Tourism – Visit the Aquitaine region of France

Aquitaine is a diverse region in south western France, encompassing flat plains, pine forests, lagoons, vineyards (including the town of Cognac, where brandy is made), and the French Pyrenees. As you approach the Pyrenees, the culture takes on Spanish influences particularly in the great resort towns of Bayonne and Biarritz. Aquitaine is made of 5 … Read more

Alsace Tourism – Visit the Alsace region of France

Alsace is the 4th most visited region in France and was recently voted by Lonely Planet as one of the “top hot spots” to visit in 2010. The Lonely Planet guide says that “with a very rich gastronomic heritage, Alsace has all the cards in hand to make the perfect holiday destination”. Alsace is one … Read more