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Beyond Paris…

Paris is the world’s most visited tourist destination. The region recorded 14.4 million visitors in 2008. Its blend of heritage and modernity, history and creativity all in a melting pot of cultures puts Paris at the pinnacle of the tourism leaderboard.  But there is much more to France than the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.


Chamonix is a quintessential alpine resort located in the French Alps at the foot of the majestic and iconic Mont Blanc (4810 metres). Because of its popularity as a ski resort, Chamonix lends an eclectic cosmopolitan character to the area. Aside from mountain sports, one can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Mont Blanc range via the highest gondola in Europe.


Only 2 hours from Paris and located in Normandy, Deauville is a seaside resort which can be visited all year round. With its racecourse, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is a fashionable holiday resort regarded as the ‘Queen of the Norman beaches.”


Located halfway between Switzerland and Paris, Dijon is the historical capital of the province of Burgundy. It is a pedestrian-friendly city and its abundance of half-timbered houses, 17th Century mansions and Gothic churches make it a joy to discover on foot.


For 150 years, Lourdes has been a spiritual haven for numerous people from all over the world. Today, Lourdes welcomes over 6 million visitors from more than 140 different countries every year.


Situated in the heart of France, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Lyon is the gateway to the region’s world-famous gastronomy, vineyards, mountain sightseeing, ski resorts, largest lakes and charming towns all steeped in over 2000 years of history.


The capital of the French Riviera, Nice is counted among the greatest European cities because of its spectacular cultural effervescence. It is the ideal destination whether for cultural and architectural discovery or for a romantic escapade.


The fishing village of Saint-Tropez remains the most sought after destination for people with a passion for travelling, the sea, history, art and heritage. The exhilarating festivities throughout the year further enhance the legendary spirit of the town.


Strasbourg has a unique cultural and architectural heritage. The rich beauty of the capital of the Alsace region can be explored by foot, by scenic boat ride, by mini-tram or by bicycle. Its historic UNESCO World Heritage city centre is bordered by the branches of the river III.


At the gateway to Paris, the Loire Valley is regarded as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language. Surrounded by the Loire River and its tributaries, the Loire Valley dotted with magnificent Chateaux boasts countless holiday ideas to suit every taste


Situated at an altitude of 1850 metres, Val d’lsère is the gateway to a world of snow and winter sports. From the end of November to the beginning of May, one can enjoy a multitude of sporting activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe outings, dog sledging, ice climbing, ice driving and even paragliding amongst the mountains.