The star of a holiday in France is of course Paris, which leads to an avalanche of superlatives and clichés. The City of Light adorns many spectacular attractions including; Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré Coeur Montmartre, as well as the luxury department stores. But Paris is also known to be more intimate for those who take the trouble to avoid the major tourist areas. The major French cities such as Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille, Nantes, and Lille are also of cultural appeal with their classic or modern architectural heritage. The South of the country is probably the most popular Riviera in the entire world; in summer you can come to spend your holidays in France alongside the showbiz elite in Saint-Tropez and Cannes, or rather in the quieter and smaller resort of Var. The Loire Valley is home to many of the most famous castles from the French Renaissance period, the most famous, Chambord, was built according to plans by Leonardo da Vinci. But a visit to France also with reason should include its countryside and villages. Among the most famous including Locronan in Brittany or Eguisheim in Alsace that welcome you for a holiday of peace and tranquility.