Simply sit back, relax and experience the true meaning of a luxury all-inclusive Europe holiday with Club Med. The climate in France holiday destinations can vary hugely depending on where you choose to take your European break. You can experience cold winters and warm summers in the Northern & Central parts, whilst enjoying even hotter summers in the south of France. The majority of the rain in southern parts tends to come in spring and autumn and is generally driest during the summer months.
From the elegant streets of Paris to the rolling vineyards of Bordeaux to the golden southern coastline, discover the true art of living in France. This rich and beautiful country has something for every traveller, from romantic city breaks and gourmet vineyard tours to ski trips and all-inclusive holidays by the sea.
A visit to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Versailles is a must, but venture further afield and you’ll discover a wealth of art, history and adventure perfect for family-friendly holidays and cultural getaways. Explore a real fairy tale castle with the kids at Mont St-Michel, take a fragrant stroll through perfume history at the Fragonard Museum, or get star-struck at Cannes’ La Croisette boulevard.
Unleash your inner foodie with a gastronomical tour of France’s countless local specialities. Try delicate oysters on Oléron Island or tapenade and anchoïade in Provence. Treat the kids to colourful macarons, sticky eclairs and creamy mille-feuille on your family holiday while the adults enjoy local cognacs, wines and champagne.
• Flying Time: 14 hours
• Time Difference: -6 hours
• Currency: Euros
• Best months to visit: May - Sep
• Well Known for: Culture heritage, gastronomy and history
• Languages: French
France is full of surprises and landscapes from the provincial green of Ballons des Vosges, to the beautiful surroundings og Corsica, and the Atlantic shoreline. Over the course of the seasons, you will sense the charm, excellence, and art de vivre of France, letting you escape from your daily life.
Begin your all-inclusive stay in France by experiencing the fresh air of Provence and Côte d’Azur. After arriving at Club Med Opio en Provence resort, enjoy the calm waters of Pampelonne beach and its 4.5 km stretch of sand, only 1 hour and 30 minutes away. Whilst travelling along the French roads, make sure you don't miss the beautiful scenery of the Massif de l'Esterel with blood ochre orcky peaks. From the mountains of the Ballons des Vognes and its Natural Park, admire the outstanding views over the French Riviera. Here, you can relax in the heart of a calm and harmonious massif with high mountain lakes and clear waters. In Corsica, just 1 hour and 30 minutes from the Club Med Sant’Ambroggio resort, or 2 hours from the Cargèse resort, you can discover one of best locations that the Isle of Beauty has to offer, the Canyons of the Verghellu, with jumps, toboggans and zip lines that will get your adrenaline pumping. Last but not least, France has plenty of landscapes to offer with over 6,000km of coastline. On the invigorating Atlantic shoreline, you'll be delighted with the wide range of water sports.
This natural diversity is a wonderful heritage to which several traditional practices are attached. In Charente-Maritime, amongst the grapevines, discover the land of Cognac. At Grasse, 15 minutes from the Club Med Opio en Provence resort, breathe in the fragrances of the Fragonard Museum and take a stroll through the history of perfume. From Grasse, head for Cannes to appreciate the extent of the Croisette boulevard. This taste for luxury finds its purpose at Bordeaux, the land of wine. During your stay in France, be part of the French art de vivre in the City of Wine, at just 1 hour and 30 minutes from the Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique resort.
If wine tempts your taste buds, your all-inclusive stay in France will reveal your inner foodie with countless local specialities. Let your culinary curiosity wander. On Oléron Island, the oysters are simply delicious. In the salt marshes, a pinch of salt from Ré Island compliments fish just as well as it does caramel. In Provence, during your stay at Club Med Opio en Provence resort, your meals exude Mediterranean flavour, from olive oils and tapenade to anchoïade. For a detox take of a gourmet break, head for the Vosges and enjoy the benefits of the Vittel mineral sources, or treat yourself and give in to the temptation of kouglof, a traditional Alsace cake. Your holiday in France will awaken your senses…