France is one of my favourite countries to visit. I love Paris but also so many of the small towns that ooze history with their cobblestoned streets and beautiful, historic buildings. Its diverse landscape is tremendously appealing for the outdoor lover. In the Alps you’ll find fantastic day and long distance hiking including a section of the Tour du Mont Blanc. A good swath of the country is well suited for exploring on a bike; from personal experience I can recommend the Dordogne area as well as Provence and Burgundy. And in winter the skiing is vast and incredible.