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France Travel Guide

You’ve seen it in the movies; you’ve read about the icons; ­but nothing compares to actually exploring France for yourself. No matter where you find yourself in this undeniably charming country, one thing's for sure: only in France can you spend all day doing absolutely nothing at all, but still walk away with everlasting memories. 

The Highlights

The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    June to August

    Summer in France is when the country sees the main tourist peak across the country along with a rush over Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter. During this time, you can expect astronomical queues at major sights like the Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles and the Louvre in Paris where the lines can easily be a few hours long. As for climate in France during the summer months, it can be particularly humid with temperatures reaching average highs of 27°C. If you’re travelling through Provence, this, when lavender fields will be flowering which makes for a delightful sight. You can celebrate Bastille Day on July 14.

  2. Low Season

    November to February

    If you’re prepared to brave icy temperatures and strong winds in trade-off for reduced prices then the low season in France might be an ideal time to visit. This is when travellers can benefit from fewer crowds at museums and other major attractions along with the best time to explore festive Christmas markets and participate in New Year’s Eve celebrations throughout Italy. In the French Alps, this is when skiers and snowboards can make the most of perfect conditions as there is a much higher chance of snowfall during this time. 

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