Paris hardly needs an introduction, but to make the most of it, you do need an excellent guide. Our experts tell you all you need to know here, including tips on the best attractions, hotels, bars, restaurants and shops. Other gems most travellers will be well acquainted with include Marseilles, Nice, and if we allow it to be French for these purposes, Monaco. But there are plenty of lesser-known cities in France well worth at least a weekend of your time.
Best for: food
“It has never been easier to get to France’s capital of gastronomy,” explains Mary Lussiana. “Eurostar’s launch of a direct service from St Pancras back in 2015 means a travel time of just four hours 41 minutes from London to Lyon.