France is the number 1 destination in Europe for tourists. No wonder so many foreigners are looking at houses for sale in France. The Brits love France, and many areas are overrun by Brits notably in the Dordogne and Brittany. But the Parisians too like to buy second homes especially in the Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur region. So what makes France so attractive? Rhiannon Davies explains …
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council and the CIA World Factbook, France is the most visited country in the world and it also manages to maintain the third largest income in the world from its tourism sector – so what is it about this nation that keeps us all coming back for more and charms new visitors every single year?
Well, France is home to some of the most beautiful, historic, culturally rich and simply fun towns and cities in the whole of Europe – for example you have Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Revel, Dijon, Perpignan, Albi and Reims. And what’s more, you can participate in every outdoor pursuit in France from skiing in the Alps to sailing on the Mediterranean. France is famous for its wines and champagne, it’s famous for its fantastic cuisine, it’s famous for its art galleries, museums, theatres and its architecture and it is a nation with an excellent climate, a broad range of geographically diverse regions and it offers something for everyone.
If you’re a lone traveller you might prefer to start a vacation in France in Paris; you can walk along the Seine, visit the Louvre or Notre Dame, enjoy a walk around the Latin Quarter and take in a tour round the Sorbonne, climb the Eiffel Tower and see the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees before exploring Sacre Coeur and Montmartre.
If you’re a couple after a relaxing break in the summer sunshine in France why not rent a villa with a pool a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean or if you want an action packed winter holiday then head for Chamonix and ski or snowboard and have some adventure! If on the other hand you’re a family needing some fun on your school holidays in France, the nation has many self-catering holiday parks perfect for everyone no matter what age they are.
As you can quickly tell, France really is a country for everyone – it has so much to offer and it is also a vast nation too, meaning that it can take a long time to explore it all. Because of this very fact, France is one country especially popular with young travellers who want to take working holidays and fund extended vacations through part time employment. If you speak a bit of French then you will have no trouble picking up a job working in a bar or a restaurant for example, or if you want to work in a tourism resort then you don’t even need to have a very high standard of French if you will be working with British or American tourists for example.
Taking a working vacation in France is a really great way to see more of the nation, expand your cultural horizons, meet new people and even learn a new language.
You can live and work in France if you are a citizen of another EU country, or if you herald from the US, Australia or New Zealand for example you will have to apply to your nearest French embassy to find out about getting a visit visa and having the right to work in France to fund your travel adventures.
Author Bio: Rhiannon Davies writes about living and working abroad, to read more about living and property in France as well as visiting France, check out her site ShelterOffshore.com
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