France is the leading tourist destination in the world; it is renowned for its luxury and tourism sector. With its splendid beauty, it attracts more than 80 million tourists each year. These attractions could be: a city, a mountain range, cathedrals, canals, museums, French cheese, a chateaux, or simply the charme Francais (French charm). All of these together create a country that never ceases to amaze visitors.
The country's capital city, Paris, often called The City of Romance, offers countless attractions from the breath taking Eiffel Tower to the Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre and Picasso Museums showcasing some historical masterpieces. Equally as delightful, with world renowned French architectural masterpieces, are the cities of Lyon and Marseille. Some of the most fantastic beaches in the country can be found in Cannes, Nice and St Tropez. Also with spectacular scenery, visitors can enjoy the towering Alpine peak of Mont Blanc to the sea cliffs of the Atlantic coasts. There are so many wonderful locations to visit or move to, literally, something for all tastes!
France is the true home of wines and cheeses with more than 400 varieties of cheese and 450 kinds of wine produced within the nation’s borders. Southern France is generally warm, with mild winters and hot summers, making it an ideal place for visiting vineyards, and to spend time there sampling the local delights.
It is also known for its bonne nourriture et bon vin (good food and good wine). French cuisine is considered to be one of the world's most sophisticated cuisines. Each region of France has their own particular style of cooking. Northwest France is known for using butter and cream in their dishes; Southeast France, olive oil and fragrant herbs; Eastern France, sausages, sauerkraut, and beer. Therefore it doesn’t matter where you decide; delightful cuisine is only around the corner.
When considering a new place to live or buying a holiday home, it’s good to know medical standards in France are high and comparable to some of the best in the world.
An ideal lifestyle, coupled with easy access via budget airlines, the channel tunnel and ferry crossings make it a desirable location to live, holiday or invest in.