If you're considering your travelling options for 2013 and aren't sure where to go then don't worry, we have the answer for you... take a ferry to France! This destination has everything you could ask for from a potential holiday; from a rich cultural heritage and delicious food, to plenty of places to shop and world famous landmarks, there's something for everyone. Still don't believe us? Well, here are our top 5 reasons why YOU should visit France in 2013.
You can't deny it; France has an array of extremely impressive landmarks, so why not witness them for yourself? There are some fantastic Dover Calais ferry deals, allowing you to experience the splendour of l'Hexagone at a very reasonable price. But where to start? Paris is an obvious place to begin your historical journey. With favourites such as the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré Cœur, it's clear to see why the capital is a much loved city. One place in particular which we believe you have to visit is the Sainte Chapelle, a breathtaking piece of gothic architecture that never fails to leave tourists awestruck. Lovely.
Aside from its landmarks, France is also appreciated for the role it plays in the art world. Home to such legendary pieces as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, if it's culture you're looking for, then France is the place to find it! In addition to the internationally acclaimed Musée de Louvre, we also recommend that you take a trip down the Seine and see what the Musée d'Orsay has to offer you. Here you can see the classic works of Vincent Van Gough, Claude Monet and Paul Cézanne, as well as many others. So why not indulge yourself and escape into the magic of art in France?
If you've a love for clothes and designer trends, then France is the perfect vacation for you. A naturally stylish location, this European country is highly influential in all things fashion. Like London, New York and Milan, Paris is also considered as the centre of fashion life, demonstrated by the ‘Paris Fashion Week' held twice a year. But where provides the best opportunity for you to shop till you drop? One location has to be the Champs- Élysées. Attracting tourists from across the board, this street is adored not only for its upscale shopping, but also because it's very picturesque; a far cry from your regular high street.
If fashion isn't your scene, then French food certainly will be. From the weird to the wonderful, France has definitely earned itself the reputation of being rather ‘avant-garde' when it comes to cuisine; and it's easy to see why! Once you've devoured a few frogs' legs and scoffed a couple of snails, the next thing you need to try is French crêpes. These are not only a traditional French desert, but they're also a tasty treat to accompany your travelling. Whether you eat them with chocolate, lemon and sugar, or flambé, this is a dish you cannot miss!
If for some bizarre reason you're yet to be persuaded to visit France, then this could be a deal breaker. France is full of beautiful spots for you to check out. Fancy soaking up some sun and relaxing near the sea? Then the Côte d'Azur is the perfect location for your 2013 getaway, an area of France adored by celebrities for its gorgeous coastline. Or maybe you prefer a winter landscape? If this is the case, then you could always try the French Alps, ideal if you're partial to a bit of skiing or snowboarding. But whatever city or region you choose, we guarantee that there'll plenty of stunning scenery for you to enjoy.