There's little wonder that the land of châteaux, Champagne and croissants regularly tops lists of the world's most visited countries. France beguiles travellers from around the globe, whether they come to laze on the beaches, ski in the mountains or soak up the culture in the capital.

From the rugged coastline of Brittany to the charming villages of Provence, one thing is for certain: la belle France is a diverse nation and its distinct regional identities make it a joy to explore.

To help you start planning your trip, we've drawn out some of the country's highlights. This 1 minute guide introduces a few of the must-see sights and regions. Where you go from here is up to you...