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A to Z Travel Blog - France

Updated: Mar 19, 2020

There are some amazing places to visit in France that are all quite lovely and very different from the popular city break to Paris. Here's some of my favourites, that I hope will inspire you to visit.

Outside The Louvre, Paris ©MDHarding

A to Z Blog - France

Reaching France

Traveling to France could not be easier with a large number of flights departing for Paris. There is also the ferry with either Brittany Ferries or DFDS but did you know you could travel in style to Paris, on-board the luxurious Orient Express Train? If your looking for something that little bit different this is the experience for you. Travel back in time on-board this grand train with it's wooden inlay panels, piano bar and decadent restaurant.

A marvel for steam train enthusiasts too!

Orient Express - Venice Simplon ©MDHarding


One of my favourite destinations is Giverny famous for being home to artist Claude Monet, with his dreamy waterlily paintings. It's the perfect day trip too from Paris! The easiest for some may be a scheduled and organised day tour but it can be rather expensive and not so flexible. We took the train from Paris St-Lazare to Vernon—Giverny and in just over an hour we reached the idyllic town of Giverny. You then need to jump on-board the bus waiting for you outside the station for the 10 minute journey to