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Overview

Scope out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, stay the night in the Chateau de Castel Novel in Varetz, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Palace of Versailles, go wine tasting in the Cote d’Or in Burgundy… it’s no wonder France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

You can start hiking the Walkers’ Haute Route in the Alps from Chamonix (near to Mont Blanc), blast the slopes of the huge Trois Vallees ski area, or stretch out on the longest uninterrupted expanse of sand in Europe at Hossegor, end of the Cote D’Argent.

The sheer volume of things to do in France can be overwhelming, but luckily we got you covered. Matador has loads of articles about France, ranging from how to get underground in Paris, to the best nude beaches, and from where to learn the art of French cooking, to how to avoid the tourist traps.

France Articles

30 everyday expressions to know before you travel to France

A hiker’s guide to 7 French words with no English equivalent

11 things the French can be proud of

10 perfect Instagram shots of Paris

This is how to capture Paris’ tourist sites without being cliche

A quick travel guide to the neighborhoods of Paris

16 experiences you must have in the French Alps before you die

18 experiences to have in Paris before you die

What NOT to do in Paris

11 places to visit in France before you die

The top 11 street food dishes of Paris and where to find them

21 more crazy party hostels around the world

The 12 best Airbnbs in Paris

9 authentic French foods your kids might actually eat

Where to eat in Paris if you only have 48 hours

8 underground cities and tunnels you can visit

Free things to do this summer in 10 world-class cities

15 monastery stays around the world

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