Around 45 million travellers come to revel in the wonders of France’s capital, Paris, every year. The city is perhaps the most admired and loved city in the world, famous not only for its iconic landmarks, but also for its beautiful architecture, its history and its bustling streets. Among the world’s most beautiful, romantic cities, Paris is also a consistently influential place for culture, fashion and the culinary arts. As a world centre for design, it is hardly surprising that Paris is excellent for shopping. Paris is also, of course, a top city for dining, as it features both excellent bistro food and top Michelin-starred restaurants.
Travellers to France should not stop at Paris alone, however. Not too far away, the magnificent, world-renowned Champagne region beckons travellers with its charm, elegance and, of course, its champagne. Reims is the central city of the Champagne region and several of the largest producers of champagne have offices in Reims. However, champagne is far from the only draw in Reims, which also has a great deal of compelling history. The famous cathedral is one of the most beautiful medieval structures in Europe and was the site of a thousand years of French coronations. While World War I destroyed many old houses in Reims, the city was rebuilt in a wonderful Art Deco style in the 1920s, making it extraordinarily beautiful in more than one way. Reims is an easy city to travel around, with much to see in addition to good shopping and, this being France, good dining.
Escorted holidays are among the best ways to see Paris and Reims. Guided walking tours and the services of tour managers will be useful when seeking to understand the astonishing amount of history on every other street in both Paris and Reims. Seeing the great sights of Paris is of course a must, but Paris also offers a great deal of charm and culture outside the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Travellers should see Montmartre, the world-famous artists’ quarter in Paris, for example, and a guided tour is one good way to encounter the area. In Reims, visiting a champagne house is a must and there, also, choosing an escorted holiday will pay off. Newmarket Holidays has a great deal of experience in taking travellers to France, having been arranging travel to Paris since 1983. This is but one of the reasons it is a good choice for an escorted holiday to France.