1 - The Blue Coast.
Thousands of tourists spend their holidays on the Blue Coast where the
sky is almost always blue in July and August. In the tourist centres
like Saint-Tropez, Cannes or Nice, there are so many tourists that the
hotels and compsites often appear "full".
Activities. From morning
to night at the beach. You can go for a swim, sunbathe, go on boat
trips. People generally go to bed late. At midnight, you can still sit
down and have a drink on the terrace of a cafeteria.
2 - Provence. In the
south of France, it is usually very hot until winter. There are
mountains, plains (La Camargue) and beaches.
Activities. Visit the
region where there are pretty towns and roman monuments
(Arènes de Nîmes and Arles, Puente du Gard, puente
d´Avignon). Eat the specialities of the region: la
bouillabaisse and try the different wines: Côte de Provence
or Châteauneuf du Pape.
3 - The Alps. The Alps
in the east of France have numerous ski slopes. A lot of tourists also
go in the summer because of the beauty of the countryside and the
climbing, mountain biking, walking, horse riding, summer skiing at more
than 3000 metres. Mont-blanc is an attraction because it is the highest
mountain in Europe (4.807 metres).
4 -The Pyrenees.
Situated in the south of France, the Pyrenees are a massive mountain
range that form the border with Spain. Tourists love the Pyrenees
becauses they can enjoy the height of the mountain, and also the sea
which is very close (Atlantic and the Mediterranean)
Activities. Walking and
trekking (the same as in the Alps) and also water sports. In winter it
is also a marvellous place to ski. Many Spaniards go there, amongst
others, the Spanish Royal Family.