France is a popular destination for many tourists. We’ve all imagined visiting the romantic city of Paris and touring the beautiful countryside filled with numerous vineyards. It’s certainly a dream for many of us.
The most popular spectator event in the world
If you’re a sports enthusiast, you could time your holiday so that it coincides with the Tour de France and experience the event live, the atmosphere is electric! This is the most prestigious cycling race in the world and it is held in France. The race takes cyclists over 3000 miles across the French countryside and it lasts close to 3 weeks. The race began in 1903 and has grown to be the largest spectator event in the world. Mummu Cycling is a touring company that can help you really enjoy a trip to watch this event and make your experience of the Tour de France trip unforgettable. There are several packages on offer, and if you’re unsure of which one to choose, Mummu Cycling will help you plan an epic adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The best sights of France
There are thousands of things to see and do in a new country. Here are a few to make your trip truly memorable. We’ve put together a list of must do activities, while you’re in France.
Enjoy a French bistro – Take in the romantic culture of Paris by dining in one of these fabulous bistros.
Mont St Michel – You can’t miss this majestic castle in Normandy. It is rich in history and mystique, and there are several tour guides that would love to share its history with you.
Eiffel Tower – Millions of people come to Paris to see this one attraction. You can admire its beauty from the ground or climb to the top. Either way, it is a must-see building.
The Dune du Pilat – This is the tallest sand dune in Europe, providing fascinating views from the top. Amazingly, it looks different every time you visit it – it has to be seen to be believed!
Take a drive through the Three Corniches – Plan a day trip to Nice and take in the picturesque views driving along the interesting roads. There are many little villages with quaint shops to explore on the way, which makes the journey to Nice is just as enjoyable as the destination.
The Normandy D-Day Beaches – Find a sightseeing tour to experience and understand what took place on these beaches. The poignant history here is very emotional and sobering.
Carnac Megaliths – These are incredible to see and a knowledgeable tour guide will be able to give you in depth information that takes you beneath the initial sight.
Many wineries and vineyards spread all across the country – wine is is much revered in France and the vineyards and wine producers are rightly proud of their products. There are many regions to choose from, so find your favourite and spend a few relaxing days sampling what’s on offer. You can often enjoy a wonderful meal at the vineyards, accompanied by locally produced wine.
The best of both worlds
Visiting France during the Tour de France allows you to experience the best of both worlds – the breathtaking landscapes and the French sporting culture. If a Tour de France trip sounds like a holiday you would enjoy, why not consider speaking to a touring company that offer Tour de France packages. They will help you plan your trip while taking into account your travel requirements.
Experience the best of France and turn this into a superb experience. France awaits you!