Wine, cheese, and fresh bread…these are a few of your favourite things (it’s called the “devil-may-care diet” and we applaud it). Seems to us you were born to earn a gold medal in the arte de vivir, or what the French call their art of living. And there’s only one way to start your training: Cash out your annual leave, say au revoir to daily responsibilities and take a holiday in France. Just to be safe, you should probably pop open a bottle of red right now. Practice makes perfect, and all. Don’t worry—when you book France packages here on lastminute.com.au, you can afford to celebrate your holiday in advance and still have cash for visiting the Eiffel Tower and stuffing your face with fresh macarons.
Things to Do in France
Paris might just be the heartbeat of France, and it’s certainly the epicentre of art and culture. It’s true, holidays in France wouldn’t be complete without a trip to La Tour Eiffel, Musee du Louvre and Arc de Triomphe. And when it comes to shopping in fair Paris, let’s just say you should bring a backup credit card…because the first one is gonna run out of juice about halfway down the Champs-Élysées. Don’t get us wrong, you can never really tire of Paris. But tearing yourself away from the city to explore other French destinations is a decision you’ll thank yourself for later (self high-five, anyone?).
French architecture is something of its own art form. Grab one of our Paris car hire deals and set your sights on places like Château de Chambord in Blésois and the Cathedrale de Chartres in (you guessed it) the city of Chartres. Just do us one favour, will you? Put down your smartphone and take in some these meticulously-crafted buildings with thine own eyes from time to time. Naturally, a visit to the piece de resistance of French architecture is always in order: the ever-opulent Palace of Versailles. If you’re looking for a quiet retreat, head to the colourful town of Colmar in the northeast or stay in a B&B in Lower Normandy. Hey, if you happen to stop off in the Champagne or Bordeaux regions for a wine tasting…all the better. Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
The shopping in France is the stuff of a spendthrift’s dreams. Show up to Paris with two suitcases and you’ll be leaving with at least three (don’t worry, they sell those too). Beyond the famed Champs-Élysées, you’ll find spectacular shopping along Boulevard Haussmann, Rue de Rivoli, and in the flea markets of Paris and Lille.
Food is practically a religion in France. Holidays are meant for fresh baguettes, late dinners and the finest coffee to ever pass your lips. Start your day with warm crepes, dine at a family-owned bistro for lunch and cap off your day’s gastronomy with a boeuf bourguignon that makes you cry. When the chocolate soufflé comes out, well, you may just have an out-of-body experience.
Wander through the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain, and guess what? Your France holiday just got kicked up a major notch. As in, you’re not going to bed until dawn. If you put on your skimpy swimwear and head to the French Riviera, casino bars and dance clubs make it easy to greet the sun as well. What’s Next?
Book your cheap Paris holiday package today and all that’s left to do is practice asking for more fresh brie in the native tongue. Fair warning: Once you’ve encountered the City of Lights and rolling hills of the French countryside, you may never want to go home!
Reviewed on 27 Aug. 2018
Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2018
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.