Paris, Tignes and the Cote D'Azur
Above: Autumn in Paris and The Eiffel Tower
Alluringly romantic, elegant and with a certain spark of je ne sais quoi, France is a highly sought after destination for many. The culture of Paris, the beauty of the Alps or the appeal of the Cote D'Azur means something for all tastes can be found in one of Europe's top destinations. Any visit to Paris will undoubtedly mean holiday snaps by the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees but this fascinating country has so much more to offer. So, set your your sights on the gifts that France has in store for you and enjoy every minute.
Numerous fairy tales have been created from the magnificent architecture of Paris, none more so than the Cathedral of Notre Dame which is a must see in France's capital. Explore the rich culture of art in Paris from the Picasso Museum and Louvre where you will find the enchanting works of Picasso and the distinguished Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci. Experience Opera at its finest from within the Palais Garnier, seating just under 2000 people, it is a work of art in itself even before the performances begin. Coming to Paris with the whole family? Well, Disneyland Paris is a magical kingdom just waiting to delight you across all 5 of its exciting lands and with a timeshare at Marriotts Village D'Ile De France you are only a stones throw from the parks great attractions. If you're lucky enough to be in town for match-day then a visit to the Stade de France, the countries national stadium, is not to be missed either whilst stadium tours also take place throughout the year. Back on the sightseeing trail and the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower are the more revered of the cities landmarks to see, best enjoyed up close or in the famous Parisien Cafe's.
France offers thrill seekers the ultimate destination in Tignes where a world of outdoor pursuits and heart-racing adventures can begin. Imagine waking up to 129 ski-runs across 300km of reliable terrain, that is exactly what is afforded with a timeshare at Maeva Inter Residences Tignes. Soar through the skies of Tignes with a Paragliding adventure, helicopter tour or microlight where the most breath-taking of vistas are to be enjoyed. If that's not hair-raising enough then take on Ice-diving to discover the icy depths below, dog-sledding and ice-driving during your time in Tignes. Summer in the mountains means a warm gaze on your face during a day of adventures from the slopes to cross-country. An afternoon by Tignes Lake can mean an adrenaline filled visit to Acroland or the equally entertaining canoeing, paddle boarding and catamarans that are available. Wellness is essential in Tignes so let yourself be pampered for the day in one of the numerous spa's and balneotherapy suites found all over the area.
The variety of holidays in France is astounding and for those who enjoy spending their time by the coast the Cote D'Azur is an especially desirable destination. The French Riviera is renowned for its beauty and pleasant weather adding a more refined feel to your seaside break. Nice, the capital of the Cote D'Azur, is oozing with culture from the Museums of Matisse and Modern & Contemporary Art to the Palais Massena. The Bay of Angels is the dominating coastline in Nice and stretches out in front of the city for over 4 miles, bordered by the Promenade des Anglais, which is dotted with bars and restaurants. Nestled a little further back from the Bay are the apartments of Residence Vaugrenier which offer a superb location to explore the Cote D'Azur. One for the family is Marineland in Antibes where you can marvel at the spectacular killer whale shows or glimpse the parks majestic polar bears. You can't fail to notice the exquisite array of wine on offer in the Cote D'Azur either, so what better way to understand the region than by joining a tasting trail. Spend a memorable afternoon in the jewel of the French Riviera, Cannes, most famous for its Film Festival but also home of astounding gastronomy just waiting for you to indulge in.