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France

France is a country that needs no introduction, with its iconic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and rich cultural heritage. From the glittering lights of Paris to the lavender fields of Provence, France is a travel destination that promises to enchant and delight visitors of all ages. Whether you’re strolling along the Seine, sipping wine in a quaint brasserie in Bordeaux, hiking in the Alps or exploring a medieval castle near Toulouse, France offers endless opportunities for adventure, romance, and discovery. So pack your bags, brush up on your French, and get ready to fall in love with this magical country!

Here are the top things to do in La Rochelle and its neighbouring island, Ile de Ré, located along the easygoing, idyllic western coast of France.
Paris addresses from our flight attendant Anne-Sophie, who has been there many times. Museums, cafes, galleries and other secret spots!
Here are a few ideas on how to make the most of the Alpine winter, even if you’re more of an “après-ski by the open fire” type.
Out of the almost 500 UNESCO sites in Europe, here are 12 that, according to us, must be seen in a lifetime.
Here’s a dream itinerary for a French Riviera trip with your best friend, including beaches, historic towns, rooftop restaurants and more.
Don’t feel guilty for not attempting to see everything, there’s always more for the next trip to Paris. In the meantime don’t miss these 6 best things to see at the Louvre.
Actress Julianne Côté, an epicurean traveler who feels particularly loyal to the City of Light, shares the places she loves to visit whenever she’s in Paris for a red carpet.
Aix-en-Provence combines the history and joie de vivre of a university town, just an hour by train from Marseille; here are just a few of the must-sees.
There are a host of natural parks in Europe, some of which are unknown to the public. Here are 5 nature destinations off the beaten track!
If you go to Paris and don’t binge on pastries… have you really visited Paris? We’ve rounded up some of the best bakeries in Paris for you to try.
To help you plan your trip to Marseille, here are a few areas that are easy to explore on foot, from one end of the city to the other.
Fly to the french Alps all year round to discover the gastronomy, historical attractions and photogenic sights in this Lyon travel guide.
This Bordeaux travel guide will show you how this destination promises to suprises you with its unique culture, wine and gastronomy.
The Château de Versailles fascinates, intrigues and surprises, even after several visits. But here are a few interesting facts about this legendary place!
Discover the top things to do in Nantes on a weekend getaway in this modern, constantly evolving city that was born into historical bourgeoisie.
Our selection of eight historical sites in Europe perfectly embodies the continent’s vast and diverse heritage, from the traditions of the Roman Empire to the aftermath of the great world wars.
There’s a surprisingly whopping quantity of free things to do in Paris that are not only incredibly fun, but also shockingly cool.
Essential stops for any first-time Provence trip, including historic castles, quaint fishing villages, vineyards and the stunning Calanques national park.
There is no shortage of exciting things to do in beautiful Toulouse and the surrounding Midi-Pyrénées. Check out our helpful guide to this great region!
Lyon is one of those cities that you can return to time and time again without getting tired of it. Read our best tips to explore Lyon with kids.
This city has it all! Toulouse, the gateway to southwestern France, is young, dynamic, romantic and a gourmet paradise. Discover what Toulouse has to offer in it’s different neighbourhoods.
Located in the south of France, Toulouse is unfortunately often overlooked. Here are 7 facts you should know before you visit Toulouse and fall in love!
A green wall in the heart of the Montorgueil district, an unusual garden near the Château de Vincennes, a planted walk along an old railroad line… Five places to fill up on oxygen in the heart of the City of Light.
Whether you’re an amateur oenologist or simply love good wine, Bordeaux is a destination of choice. Here are our suggestions for places not to be missed.
Short on time but thirsty for discovery? No worries, we’ve got you covered. A picture-perfect itinerary for visiting Provence in just under a week, with stops in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and historic Arles.
And while every restaurant along the old port in Marseille has a sign that they have the bouillabaisse, it is best to plan ahead to ensure a great dish.
The Parisian neighbourhood of Montmartre is best known for Sacré Coeur and Moulin Rouge, but if these are the only places you see in this district you will be missing out on a lot. Get away from the city crowds to discover the secrets of Montmartre.
There are three options for biking through Loire, independent, a group biking tour with a guide or a self-guided bike tour.
Bordeaux is most often known as one of the best places to drink red wine in France, and in fact all of the world. But second to that it’s known for its gothic architecture and is home to one of the best cities to eat in France.
If you’re looking for fantastic classic French food with seafood caught that morning, Nantes must be on your list. When you visit you cannot miss these restaurants in Nantes!
Here are some places you could visit that have a big history with cocoa and chocolate!
Provence is all about sun, lavender, sunflowers and rosé. But above all, it’s about an undeniable joie de vivre. In this spirit, here are five stylish souvenirs in Provence to bring back.
A trip to Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, turns into a food-fueled adventure. The real treasure of Lyon is its rich local produce that turns a trip here into a journey of flavors‚ whether you’re a meat-loving adventurer or not.
Tea became popular again in France about 70 years ago. On your next visit to Paris indulge in a delectable blend at one of these Tea Salons!
Wine and food are one of the best ways to explore France. Not only are the wine regions in France producing some of the world’s best wine, but they are also home to delicious classic and modern French food. Here are 5 wine regions you should consider on your next holiday in France.
Provence’s quiet beauty seduces the senses with the simplest things, a monastery cloaked in silent worship, acres of vibrant lavender scenting the countryside and pretty as a picture village markets.
Travel to France, Spain or Italy and if you love all things bubbly, break out your flutes and take a sparkly sip of Champagne, Crémant, cava or Prosecco!
Amid fragrances of cinnamon and evergreen trees, we present our favourite Parisian Christmas markets, from the hippest to the most traditional.
A Lyon day trip to Dijon is one that should include wineries, mustard (of course!) and bikes. With its beautiful timbered buildings, impressive wine and mustard pedigree, Dijon is a perfect place to just wander and take in the sights.
Wine capital of the world? Yes, but there’s much more to Bordeaux. Here are some great things to do in and around Bordeaux, whether or not you imbibe.
Biarritz sits between sea and mountain on the coast of the French Basque Country. Join us for a seaside journey as Florence introduces us to good-to-know places and personal favourites.
9 breakfast pastries you must try across Europe from the classic croissant in Paris to the decadent brioche and gelato in Palermo.
The artisan community in Marseille flourishes and there are many opportunities to pick up unique souvenirs and gifts in various neighbourhoods.
Take a cruise on the Camargue river, the largest river delta in Europe an discover France’s cowboy’s country side and a UNESCO-protected wetland.
Europe is a treasure trove of vineyards, offering not just exquisite wines but also stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality.
The white powder calls many for a snow holiday and we’ve rounded up the best places to ski and snowboard around the world.
There’s no shortage of things to do in Marseille, this beautiful Mediterranean city has plenty of beaches and more.
10 of Paris’ best restaurants as chosen by Air Transat travellers, from foie gras to duck magret, steak frites and French pastries.
Enjoy the best of the countries you visit with the following suggestions of must-try dishes from farm to table, and great places where to taste them!
Our selection embodies Europe’s vast and diverse heritage and features a mix of natural and man-made splendours that simply must be seen in a lifetime.