France is one of the world's most significant countries and a major
Acclaimed for its art, fine wines, great museums, outstanding food, culture
and style, it is also blessed with some of the finest soil and vineyards on the
planet. It is the world's leading tourist destination and Paris, the capital
city, is considered by many the most beautiful metropolis in the world and is
certainly the most visited city in Europe.
Paris is wonderful anytime of the year. Spring (especially April) is the
favourite of tourists, while late summer and the cooler days of early autumn are
still desirable. Winter in the Alps offers perfect conditions for alpine fans.
Note that Christmas (in the mountain resorts and cities) is very crowded, as is
the summer on the Mediterranean coast.