Discovering France’s coastlines
There are many fantastic locations to visit along the French coastline. No matter what age you are, there is a plethora of fun activities. For the ultimate experience, consider a road trip along the coast, stopping off at key attractions and enjoying fabulous food the entire way. Although it will take you many road trips to thoroughly explore France’s coastlines, there is no question that you and your family will enjoy themselves each and every trip. France’s road system is easy to navigate.
Phare de l’Île Vierge in Finistère
A lighthouse can offer a great view and a lot of history. Be sure to stop by the Phare de l’Île Vierge in Finistère for some great pictures. The lighthouse is the tallest on the continent of Europe at a height of 82 meters.
Made famous in Alexander Duma’s “The Three Musketeers”, La Rochelle is a beautiful port town. While there, be sure to visit Tour De Lanterne and the rest of La Rochelle’s historic port area. Tour De Lanterne was a ship beacon and lighthouse initially, but as piracy and crime on the ocean became more rampant, it was turned into a prison for pirates and other criminal seamen. The writing on the walls of the Tour De Lanterne is still visible and a must see site for history enthusiasts.
If you get tired of driving, then how about sailing on the Corsican coast? Relax on the beach and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the sea. The blue waters and fantastic views will make you want to spend more time here. Enjoy water sports such as water skiing, para sailing, and more with the younger members of your family. When done here, you can continue your road trip and enjoy additional experiences.
Everyone should see the magnificent pink granite of Brittany. These cliffs were formed more than 200 million years ago. While there, you can stay at a fabulous hotel in Bretagne as it is known in France. Inter-Hotel has more than 20 affordable, yet luxurious hotels for you to choose from.
Regional cuisine and wines
France has long been famous for its wines and fine food. All along the coast, you will find a wide array of stops featuring many fine wines. Do not be surprised to find many wines that are simply not available anywhere else. Be sure to visit some of the fine château’s of Bordeaux for a dose of old world charm and elegance.
Planning your trip
Travelling to France requires a passport if you are from a country outside the European Union. For European Union citizens, an identity card is acceptable identification. France is easy to visit as well, because no vaccinations are required to travel there. Booking a hotel in France’s best cities is easily done online at any time. Searching online can help you to find the best rates and ensure that rooms are available when and where you need them. There are also different lodging experiences available. There are many bed and breakfast style establishments that can offer a more intimate experience and help you to immerse yourself in the local culture. For a luxury stay, try one of the many hotels that offer spa services.