Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité...
Welcome to France.. Behind these words lies the desire to embark
on a true voyage, a desire to explore a fabulous land of imaginary
This document will help you to choose your route and where to
stay. We will show you a France that is close to your heart, the
France of great traditions, but also the villages and varying
cultures of France. Off the beaten track there are marvels to
contemplate. We invite you to share in the French- man's innermost
secrets, to taste the most exquisite cuisine to discover stones
in artistic arrangements, granite carved so as to preserve great
legends, cathedrals on volcanic peaks, the fragrance of lavender
intensified by the warmth, shores memorable for their shellfish
infinite sunshine bursting forth its profusion of light.
Paris, of course, with its monuments, its fashion and its nights
of celebration, Versailles, the cote d'Azur for its precious sunshine,
its wines and its delicious food, as well as numerous other sites,
just as famous...
Let us guide you through these pages. We have organized these
region by region, and we will lead you on a voyage of discoveryof the most supreme aspects of our heritage, of our masterpieces,
and of the most magnificent popular expression. In the following
sections France will he presented to you along the lines of themes.
In this way, those who are seeking to center their holiday around
activities or a particular passion will be informed of the pleasures
of the sea, the giddy heights of the mountains the magnificence
of the festivals, the famous works of the museums, the activities
in the leisure parks, the pleasures of gliding through the waters
of the canals, and so many other things besides.
And if we are preserving our nature in our National parks, if
we are maintaining our ancestral structures, if we are constantly
expanding our collections in our museums, if our festivals embrace
the glories of this world, it is for you, for those who come from
outside our country.
"Soyez nos hotes" (be our guests), and if, in French,
for "guest", and "host" we use the same word,
this is in order to heighten even more the pleasure of the encounter;
we would like to feel as close to you as you to us, in our country