F R A N C E in F e b r u a r y
France is the largest country in Western Europe and thanks to a phenomenal rail system getting around FRANCE is a breeze, even in February!
Days 6 & 7: Head to the French Alps for an ultimate peak experience. Fill your empty bottles with mineral water in the town of Evian-les Bains at Buvette Catchat springs. Visit the fairytale town of Annecy and walk around the lake. Keep your eyes open for a marionette show. Immerse yourself with world class skiers in Chamonix and ski down Mount Blanc.
Chamonix is a genuine French ski town. After some skiing and sightseeing cuddle up near a fireplace at a lodge or hotel of your choice.
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Day 8: Get a feel for the countryside of the Burgundy region where vineyards and mustard fields spread across the land. Spend the day in Dijon and enjoy the atmosphere of the Medieval and Renaissance buildings as you walk around the city streets. Enjoy a meal at the cozy Cafe Chez Nous where meals are often made with organic ingredients. For a reasonable place to stay in the heart of Dijon consider Hotel le Jacquemart.
The display of violet colored lavender fields with their sweet scent are on hiatus during the winter months but ever popular Provence can still be enjoyed on Day 9 of your visit to France in February. Avignon is known for the annual summer theater festivals that take place in July and Marseille
is known as the city that combines both the ancient and modern cultures of the Mediterranean. The Provence region of France is one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. "A Year in Provence" written by Peter Mayle is a brilliant book about the four seasons of life in Provence.
To visit France and miss the French Riviera would be such a shame so if time permits do give yourself at least three nights of blissful happiness on the eastern part of the Mediterranean known as the Cote'd'Azur. It's not just the rich and famous that enjoy the French Riviera, everyone can have a grand time in this idyllic region of France.
Days 10, 11, and 12 are yours on the French Riviera. Although Nice is a rather large town it offers lower prices than some of the other smaller towns that make up the region. Having traveled solo to the French Riviera a few years ago I stumbled across a French family who rented rooms in their very modest home for only 30 Euro's a night in the heart of Nice. (It was a great deal) but for couples in love it would be much more feasible to stay right near the coast at a hotel or a pension.
The French Riviera is a splendid place to have a vacation. There's plenty to do here. Check out Antibes, Cannes, Nice, Menton, and St-Tropez. Try your luck in nearby Monaco at the casino Although it's tiny, Monaco is an enchanting place to spend a bit of time. American film actress Grace Kelly became the princess of Monaco in the 1950's.
Just walking along the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea and enjoying some warm weather is good
enough reason to visit the French Riviera in February.
It's Day 13 and time to had back to Paris to catch your flight back home. Hopefully you've purchased some French goods to take back with you as a memory of fabulous FRANCE.
F R A N C E IN FEBRUARY
Perhaps you'll be back again in the spring, summer, or fall.
Love in France
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