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Travel Guide | France
Beaches | Map of the Cote d'Azur vs the Riviera
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holiday in France?
France is the biggest country in Europe with fantastic weather if you go to the right place (Cote d'Azur, of course), the world's favourite tourist destination (Paris, of course), an enormous diversity of cuisine, terrain, places to stay, resorts, romantic holidays or possible activities, be they skiing
in the Alps, walking the medieval walls of Carcassonne, cruising through Strasbourg canals, walking around Cap Ferrat, swimming off Nice or biking around the Loire Valley.
However, though French autoroutes having
been brought to heel by a successful anti-speed campaign, this has done nothing to reduce the number of road users on roads in France, so many would-be idyllic 'pottering around little villages' vacations are no longer viable without enormous reserves of patience.
Still, the people are generally pleasant, welcoming and sociable, food is excellent whether bought from supermarkets or in a restaurant, wine is a reasonable price and the language is charming.
This map shows the difference between the French Riviera (Cannes to Menton) and the Côte d'Azur (Hyeres to Menton)