France's northern reaches are unique in many ways. In the northeast, you'll find classic cathedrals, a royal past, wine country and, of course, Paris. The northwest has a spirit all its own due to the unforgiving currents of the coast and the hilly terrain further inland.
The northeast wine country, including Champagne and Burgundy, is the equal of few others. Tour Epernay to experience the miles of underground holds where the building blocks of champagne are made and where bubbly is stored for three years to bring it to liquid perfection. Visit Burgundy to walk the vineyards tended through the ages by monks, knights and kings alike. Meanwhile, the Ardennes features three rivers, the Seine, the Aube and the Marne, and as much history as nearly any place on the planet. Finally, Paris, the world's tourist destination, offers an unforgettable travel experience. The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elyesees and the Louvre are just a few of the highlights of the most romantic city in the world.
In the northwest, a Celtic streak is visible in the carved stone crosses and monuments that dot the cities and countryside of Brittany. While commerce and history give the region character, it's not without fun. The Gulf Stream gives Brittany a warm climate year-round, and gives the Emerald Coast several beaches.
Meanwhile, Normandy stands in history as the place where Allied forces stormed the beaches on the way to liberating France. The landing sites and battlefields are commemorated by museums in Arromanches and Bayeux, and nearby are beautiful churches and ruins that date to the times of William the Conqueror. Finally, the Loire Valley is one of the most popular travel destinations in France. Each chateaux and each tributary of the Loire River has its own personality and unique elegance. Meanwhile, there are 13th Century cathedrals, abbeys, museums, villages and towns, along with Orleans, where Joan of Arc once trod.
Enjoy the artistry of the area by day and night, then retire to one of the villas, cottages or apartments - or even campsites - we offer to relax and recharge for another day's adventure.
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