A quick guide to getting around France
Located in the west of Europe, France has borders with seven countries, placing it in an ideal location for easy, extended travel. The country has the Mediterranean Sea to the south, where the Principality of Monaco is located. It also has an extensive Atlantic coastline to the west, while to the north it borders the English Channel.
The country remains one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations as it has some of the greatest treasures in all of Europe; it is also home to some of the greatest cities in the world. The Atlantic beaches, the French Riviera, the French Alps and of course, the city of Paris, have been world-class destinations for many years. France is also popular for its fashion, culture, history and exotic wines and cheeses.
Due to its ideal location, travellers can enter France by many forms of transport. Most international visitors arrive via plane at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. There are numerous ferry options, especially from the UK, across the English Channel. There is also the French rail company SNCF, which provides an extensive network of services around most of Europe.
You can easily hop onto the Eurostar and get from London to Paris in just over two hours. Thalys trains run between Paris and Brussels while Intercity trains run overnight into other parts of Europe, including Portugal, San Sebastian, Lisbon and Porto. Visitors also have the option to tour France by bus or car.
When in France you will be amazed with the endless attractions and landmarks. Add to your list places such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Cote D’Azur and the Mona Lisa. Do not miss out on a chance to take a car to see the quaint countryside villages, the many châteaux’s, lavender fields and spectacular vineyards.