You can’t escape the past in Paris, and yet what’s so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn’t seem to burden.

Allen Ginsberg

General Information

  • Capital: Paris
  • Official Language: French
  • Currency: Euro
  • Timezone: GMT+1
  • Calling code: +33

Why go to France?

France is the most visited country in the world and a genuine center of culture, style, art and cuisine. Sure, everyone knows about the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, but what else does France have to offer?

Paris

Paris has some of the world’s largest and renowned museums, including the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world, the Musée d’Orsay, mostly devoted to Impressionism, and Centre Georges Pompidou, dedicated to contemporary art. Disneyland Paris is Europe’s most popular theme park.

French Riviera

With more than 10 million tourists a year, the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur), in Southeast France, is the second leading tourist destination in the country, after Paris, because of its 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 kilometers of coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts and 3,000 restaurants. The region is a must go if you are going to visit France!

Airports

France, as a tourist destination, has developed a wide range of international airports. There are about 34 airports, including the airports in Paris, Orly and Charles de Gaulle, which are the busiest in the country. However, if you are planning a skiing holiday or visiting some more remote places in the country, you should consider using some of the smaller airports, such as Nice or Toulouse, for example.

Popular Destinations

  • Paris
  • Nice
  • Cannes
  • Saint-Tropez
  • Lyon

Top tourist attractions

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Louvre Museum
  • Palace of Versaille
  • Disneyland
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

Traditional Dishes

  • Steak tartare
  • Fondue
  • Crepe

Book with us in France

The most beautiful areas of France are far away from airports. A rental car gives you the opportunity to really discover as much as you want. Whether you’re exploring the hilltop villages of Provence or the beaches of St Tropez, a car gives you the freedom to do what you want. Book with us for great vehicles and an excellent range of options and start to plan your trip today.