Holiday destinations and travel guides for France

Escargot Holiday has picked out for you the most interesting and fantastic holiday destinations in France. Skim through the french travel destinations below and click on the desired city name to discover it by reading a compelling article or look at some photos. For your convenience we have also included a city map with the available accommodations, a hotel search engine and the local weather forecast.

Annecy

Annecy

Located in the East of France and only 35 kilometres south of Geneva, Switzerland, Annecy has been inherently influenced by a number of different cultures.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

The French city of Bordeaux, located southwest of Paris in the vicinity of the Atlantic Ocean, amazes with its agricultural land and is famous for its excellent wine.

Colmar

Colmar

Located in the region of Alsace, Colmar, identifies itself as the wine capital of the region. Besides, it hosts the Medieval to contemporary art Unterlinden Museum with its famous Insenheim Altarpiece.

Grenoble

Grenoble

Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère.

La Rochelle

La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a city in western France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean.

Lille

Lille

In the heart of Flanders, near to France's border with Belgium, Lille is an academic and cultural centre for France.

Limoges

Limoges

Limoges is a city and commune, the capital of the Haute-Vienne department and was the administrative capital of the former Limousin region in west-central France.

Lyon

Lyon

Lyon is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region and is known for its architectural and historical landmarks part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Besides, Lyon has developed a reputation of being the capital for French gastronomy.

Marseille

Marseille

A colorful and vibrant port city in the south of France, Marseille has its own unique culture and offers the visitor an experience at once gritty and beautiful.

Montpellier

Montpellier

Montpellier, situated 13 kilometres from the Mediterranean, is the largest city of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Referenced by the New York Times as one of the forty-five destinations to visit in 2012, Montpellier offers a large range of cultural sights as well as a busy night life.

Nantes

Nantes

Nantes ) is a city in western France on the Loire River, 50 km from the Atlantic coast.

Nice

Nice

Nice is a Mediterranean port city, located at the Riviera or Côte d'Azur coast. The mild equable climate and beautiful scenery brings back every year lots of tourists from around the world.

Nimes

Nimes

Nimes is a city in the southern France well-known for its roman culture. The Roman Arena is possibly the best-conservated in the world.

Paris

Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an administrative-limits area of 105 square kilometres and a 2015 population of 2,229,621. The city is a commune and department, and the capital-heart of the 12,012-square-kilometre Île-de-France region, whose 12,142,802 2016 population represents roughly 18 percent of the population of France.

Poitiers

Poitiers

Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. It is a commune and the capital of the Vienne department and also of the Poitou.

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

The capital of the Alsace region in France, Strasbourg mixes a bustling metropolis vibe with historical charm.