France is one of the most picturesque places in all of Europe. Blessed in more ways than one, this country is one among just three others that enjoys both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Apart from a series of stunning landmarks that have attracted tourists from all over the world, France is embellished with several hidden marvels that are inexpensive to visit and enjoy, easy to locate and just as thrilling. Opt for a Paris car service to enjoy a relaxed, fun-filled and budget-friendly holiday.
Located in the south of France, Camargue is abounding in natural beauty. With expansive stretches of grasslands, rivers and lakes, the region is home to more than 400 species of exotic birds. The most captivating sight though is that of the hundreds of flamingoes that flock the river bed of the Pont de Gau’s bird park.
2.Route du Champagne
This is a one-of-a-kind experience for champagne lovers. Drive for just a couple of hours from Paris and come to the stretch between Reims and Epernay. The Montagne de Reims, Cote des Blancs and the Vallee de la Marne circuits have renowned champagnes that are deliciously fruity and unbelievably inexpensive. The Champagne Barnaut, Milan and Charlier are much sought-after variations.
An interesting story forms the backdrop to these unique prehistoric caves. The original Lascaux Cave was discovered by four teenagers in 1940, during a search for a lost dog. The original cave was closed in 1963 and a reproduction of the same has been opened in the same hillside. It’s Great Hall of the Bulls and Painted Gallery is a marvel that will take your breath away. From among other such sites, the Grotte de Font-de-Gaume and Grotte des Combarelles have more than 800 drawings and stunning engravings. This place is less than a five-hour drive away from Paris.
Skiing down the slopes of the Val-d’Isere is a must for every adventurer. It is located in a remote valley that finally leads up the Col de I’Iseran, the highest mountain pass in France. The drive is extremely scenic and offers panoramic views. With a Children’s village, ski areas and cafes, it is widely regarded as the world’s best ski resort. The La Plagne, that is not too far off, was built for the Albertrville Winter Olympics and has some hair-raising adventure rides! Val-d’Isere is a seven-hour drive from Paris.