France - Best regions to visit in First Class
France - Best regions to visit in First Class
France is a large holiday destination, so visiting a region in the north might be a whole different experience than visiting the south. Paris is an important hub when it comes to flying, but France has so much more to see and explore than the city of lights.
Flying to France in style
Air France is the flag carrier of France and was founded in 1933. The company was created by a merger of several French airlines and was nationalized in 1946. Air France flew to various destinations in Europe, but also to the French colonies in North Africa. In 2003, the Air France-KLM holding company was created, which allied to be known in Europe under one brand in the future. Air France-KLM is the largest airline company in the world, both in terms of turnover and freight transport. In terms of passenger kilometers, it is the largest in Europe.
Business is the business class on long-haul flights, where the seats go completely flat and there is a personal and larger TV screen. La Première is first class and is luxuriously equipped with wooden and leather seats that can be completely folded out into beds. Passengers have their screen and they are offered a meal on board that has been prepared by star chef Guy Martin.
Most beautiful places to visit in France
Pink Granite Coast - Brittany
The most beautiful place in Brittany is the Côte de Granit Rose or the pink granite coast. It concerns the coastline in the Côtes d'Armor department on the north side of Brittany. It is not only one of the most beautiful places in France, but also a hidden gem. Few people know about the existence of this pink granite coast. The millions of years old stones are pink in color. The Ploumanac'h peninsula is the most beautiful part of the Côte de Granit Rose, but you should take plenty of time for this part of France because Brittany has so many more beautiful places that you should not miss.
Gorges du Verdon - Provence
Gorges du Verdon is the natural wonder of France. On the border of the departments of Var and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, there is a deep gorge over a length of 25 kilometers. Rock walls protrude hundreds of meters high above the bright blue water, a breathtakingly beautiful place. Especially in the summer months, when the water is a really beautiful blue, it is a fantastic holiday destination. Whether you choose a road trip through the Gorges du Verdon and stop at beautiful viewpoints, or you go through it yourself in a canoe: it is one of the most beautiful places in France that you have to visit.
Mont Blanc - Alps
Mont Blanc is not only the highest peak in France or the French Alps but also the entire Alps. In Europe, there are only a few mountains in the Caucasus even higher. Mont Blanc is 4,808 meters high. There is always snow on the top, hence the nickname the White Mountain. The top is still being fought over because the Italians think the mountain is theirs. The border runs almost over the top of Mont Blanc.
In many ski areas, you can see Mont Blanc on clear days. Popular is the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, which you can take in summer and winter. From there you have the best view of Mont Blanc. Via a footbridge, you can take a lift to the fall-back platform at 3,842 meters.
Etretat - Normandy
Étretat in Normandy is best known for the impressive chalk cliffs along the coast. This part of France has beautiful high, white chalk cliffs as you see in southern England. In the town of Étretat, these rocks are particularly shaped. For example, a rock has been created that protrudes 70 meters above the water of the Atlantic Ocean at a point. This rock is called l'Aiguille. And the so-called Elephant Rock - Manneporte - is also beautiful to see, a kind of arch in the rocks that looks like an elephant from a certain angle. It is also not the only beautiful place in Normandy, because the villages of Yport, Fécamp, and Saint-Valery-en-Caux are also absolutely worth a visit.
Calanques - Cote d'Azur
Parc national des Calanques is located in the south of France, between Cassis and Marseille. It is a particularly beautiful nature park with unique rock formations that protrude from the clear blue sea. According to the definition, a Calanque is a 'deep valley with steep slopes and partly submerged in the sea'. That is why this park bears the name Calanques because it is bursting with coves like this. You can make a fantastic road trip by car along steep roads and impressive viewpoints. The clear blue sea contrasts beautifully with the rock formations. There are beautiful walking paths along the coast that you can take, although some are a real challenge due to the height differences!
Paris - Île-de-France
Of course, Paris should not be missing from this list: not only the capital but also the most beautiful city in all of France. A bucket list city you must visit once. Paris is special because it is a kind of open-air museum: the real charm and the most beautiful places can be found on the streets, in narrow streets in neighborhoods like Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Le Marais. Centuries-old houses with a lot of details and French balconies, bakeries on every street corner, and beautiful city parks. It's a city you can visit 25 times and still not get tired of it.
Mont Saint-Michel - Normandy
Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most beautiful places in France, a rocky peninsula in Normandy. What makes this place so special is that it was originally a tidal island, a place that you can only reach by land at low tide. Nowadays there is - unfortunately - a narrow causeway to the island. Mont Saint-Michel is really beautiful to see, especially if you can look at it from a distance, for example at sunset. But it is also beautiful when you are on the peninsula itself. You have to climb your legs because the narrow streets can only be discovered via countless stairs.
Montpellier - Languedoc-Roussillon
Montpellier is the most beautiful city in the south of France. A city that has everything. Beautiful to see, it is bursting with cozy squares with terraces and beautiful parks and within half an hour you are on the beach on the Mediterranean Sea. The center of Montpellier is surprisingly compact and can easily be explored on foot. The Arc de Triomphe in Montpellier is a bit smaller than the one in Paris, but it is just as beautiful. The coziest place is Place de la Comédie, the main square of the city. Jardin des Plantes de Montpellier is the oldest botanical garden in France and you don't want to miss Cathédrale Saint-Pierre. There is so much to do and see here that you should experience Montpellier for yourself.