What springs to mind when you think of France
? Undoubtedly fine food, wine, cheese, fashion, culture and surely a touch of chic Parisian je ne sais quoi
has always been a centre of culture and the arts, and the country has a wealth of monuments, museums and architectural wonders just waiting to be explored, from Monet's house at Giverny
with its famous lily pond, to the vast collection of the Louvre Museum
which would supposedly take two weeks to visit in its entirety.France
is dotted with magnificent chateaux, many of which are in wine-producing regions such as the Loire Valley
In addition to the museums and galleries, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy some of the outstanding performing arts events taking place, including opera, ballet, theatre and modern dance.
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