France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole world, surpassing most other countries because it has wide variety of attractions and different kinds of activities. From Paris to the Alps, from the Alps to the French Riviera, there are places for everyone to enjoy. Paris in probably the best known and loved city in the world, with a long history and lot of places to visit.
The next big attraction in France is Riviera, or the Cote d'Azur as the French call it.It runs from the town of Menton near the Italian border all the way to HyĂ©res in Western France. Its popularity grew constantly from the 18th century when British and Russian tourists turned it into their favorite health resort. Today, it's not only a playground for the rich and famous, it's also a top destination for charter sailors.
There are lots of places along the coast where you can vacation, one more different than the other. But this diversity does not hinder the coast's popularity; it's an addition of which the charter tourists take full advantage. You'll find glam in cities like Monte Carlo, Saint Tropez and Cannes while places like Nice, Marseille or HyĂ©res are more accessible.
When the beaches on the Riviera get too crowded during summer, some tourists prefer go out further in the Mediterranean, on the French island of Corsica. Here, the image and memory of the great man that was Napoleon Bonaparte still weighs heavily, but the rugged beauty of the Corsican landscape and the rustic atmosphere cannot be denied. Cities like Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi or Propriano bringing lot of tourist's every year.