Being just over 20 miles from British shores is one of the many reasons why France is a perennially popular holiday destination. From the romance and bright lights of Paris or nearby Disneyland to fertile regions such as Brittany, the Rhône, the Dordogne or Champagne, there’s something for everyone. Then there’s the box of delights that is the French Riviera - especially in summer - while in winter the hordes flock to French ski resorts to take on the slopes in style.
Whether you want to base yourself at one of many cheap hotels in France while you spend your time sightseeing, sipping, skiing or shopping, or would prefer to book into one of the luxury hotels that tend to cluster around central Paris or on the south-east coast, there are plenty of options.
Paris is probably the first place that springs to mind when thinking of a short break or holiday in France, and the capital city draws visitors from all over the globe. You can gaze up in awe at the Eiffel Tower, wander down the Champs-Élysées, regarded by many as the world's finest avenue, then climb the Arc de Triomphe for the most breathtaking views over the beautiful capital city. Family hotels in France cater very well for younger guests, and you can find these in all resorts and regions as well as at Disneyland Paris.
Spending time in Paris is as much about discovering the little, local neighbourhoods as seeing the big sights - each arrondissement has its own character and hidden delights. Then, of course, there’s delicious French cuisine to savour - and this applies outside the capital as much as within it. Wherever in France you go, there’s a whole world of culinary pleasures to tempt your taste buds.
France is also one of the world’s greatest wine-producing countries, supplying the world with Sauternes from the south-west, blends from Bordeaux, rich Syrah and crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Chateauneuf-du-Pape and of course Champagne are also world-renowned, making a visit to such regions a particularly enticing prospect.
From the typically French charm offered by a hotel housed in a former chateau, a modern purpose-built property in Paris, a rustic alpine ski lodge or the most glamorous, sumptuous accommodation to be found on the Côte d’Azur, one of our nearest neighbours has it all. Browse some of the France hotels we can book for you.