Basically France offers something for everyone. While the Germans may come for the beaches, the Brits love the countryside and the Americans come for the chateaux and the culture.

The weather is also big factor, France tends to have really good weather in the summer, it’s hot, but not baking hot like in Spain or Italy for example.

France also benefits from being multi-seasonal – offering ski breaks in the winter and sun-soaked beach holidays in summer. To som up France has everything, from sandy beaches, to snow-covered mountains and vast expanses of countryside.

France is, otherwise, of course, inseparable from its famed gastronomical traditions and the chance to dine on French specialities is no doubt a major thing you must try.

France has also more than 40 sites on Unesco’s World Heritage list, putting it fourth in the global rankings. Museums and art galleries are also a major pull. The Louvre alone, home to the Mona Lisa among around 35,000 other artifacts and artworks, normally attracts 9.7 million visitors a year, more than any other museum in the world.