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Top City Breaks in France

Your guide to the top French cities to visit on a cultural, romantic, historic, or gourmet weekend city break or short holiday.

The cities of France evoke irresistible images - romance and chic in Paris, gourmet tastes in Toulouse, sun-soaked elegance in Nice and historical charm in Carcassonne. Make these and many more images real for you with a weekend break or short holiday in one of our top French cities.

We’ve chosen the most alluring destinations for romance, culture and history, the most renowned centres for gourmet traditions, architectural splendour or sporting events and the hottest places to shop. We even reveal cities off the main tourist track that just beg to be discovered.

Plus, at French Connections you can find everything you need for a French city break such as a discounted hotel, flightsEurostar and TGV tickets or car hire.

 

  • French Holiday Apartments and Self Catering Accommodation

    French Holiday Apartments and Self Catering Accommodation

    Book a self catering holiday apartment in rural France or in Paris, ideal for a family sightseeing holiday or visiting Disneyland Paris


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  • Top Architectural City Breaks in France

    Top Architectural City Breaks in France

    Your guide to the top architectural cities in France for a city break or short holiday. Whether you love ancient masterpieces or leading edge design, whether your taste is for grand public places or simple domestic vernacular, let us help you find the perfect destination for an architectural French city break.


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  • Top City Breaks by Train in France

    Top City Breaks by Train in France

    Your guide to the best cities in France to visit by train, for a more relaxed and environmentally friendly journey. By taking the greener option, you can go with a clear conscience and avoid check-in queues, airport taxes and baggage restrictions.


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  • Top Cultural City Breaks in France

    Top Cultural City Breaks in France

    Your guide to the best cities in France to visit for a cultural themed short break or holiday. French cities are hotbeds of lively cultural activity and we’ve chosen the most exceptional for our guide to top culture break destinations.


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  • Top French City Breaks by Car

    Top French City Breaks by Car

    Much of France can be reached easily by car, and our guide gives you 10 top destinations you can reach in 5 hours or less drive time from one of the channel ports.


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  • Top Gourmet City Breaks in France

    Top Gourmet City Breaks in France

    Your guide to the best cities in France for a gourmet food and drink themed weekend break or holiday. It’s no accident that France is the land where the Michelin star was born. No country has equalled its reputation for taking fine local produce and creating superb cuisine accompanied by glorious wine that perfectly complements a meal.


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  • Top Historic City Breaks in France

    Top Historic City Breaks in France

    Your guide to the top historic cities in France for a short holiday or weekend break. Discover centuries of French history, and even pre-history, in the places where it happened – the country’s oldest and most beautiful cities.


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  • Top Romantic City Breaks in France

    Top Romantic City Breaks in France

    Your guide to the top cities in France for a romantic break. Everyone knows that Paris is for lovers – but did you know that right across France lie cities that just ooze romance?


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  • Top Shopping City Breaks in France

    Top Shopping City Breaks in France

    Your guide to the best shopping destinations in France to visit for a city break or weekend stay. Grab a bargain amongst high fashion, French couture, ready to wear, chic department stores and small boutiques.


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  • Top Sporting City Breaks in France

    Top Sporting City Breaks in France

    Your guide to the top sporting venues and cities in France for a short holiday or city break. Whether you like your sport as a participant or spectator, there’s something for everyone on a sporting break in France.


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  • Top Undiscovered City Breaks in France

    Top Undiscovered City Breaks in France

    Your guide to the best undiscovered destinations in France. The name may be familiar – but what do you know about these cities? If you love to discover hot spots ahead of the crowd, then head off to explore one or more on a weekend break or short holiday.


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