From the tempting smell of freshly baked baguettes and the first sip of fruity Beaujolais, to the bustle of colourful markets and the sight of locals playing pétanque in the village square, France is bursting with iconic images like the Eiffel Tower in Paris and delicious cuisine. Whether you’re searching for a cosy countryside gîte, planning the perfect Provençal lunch amidst lavender fields or working out how to get to sunny Corsica from the glittering Côte d’Azur, use our map of France to plan your trip.
If you’re heading to the Southwest, enjoy Bordeaux’s celebrated confit de canard with a glass of the region’s famous red wine, and canoe or kayak down the Dordogne river, where you’ll pass the dramatic Beynac-et-Cazenac commune cascading down the steep riverbank. Or explore the country by bike and cycle from château to château in the picturesque Loire Valley. Don’t leave France without sampling their many delicious cheeses, you’ll find creamy Camembert and pungent Livarot in the heart of Normandy.
If you are planning to travel to France, next to the map check out our France itineraries and the best time to go. To add more details to your trip, read more on the best places to go and great things to do in France, or learn about getting there and where to stay once you are there.