France, a magnificent land that is home to splendid vineyards, sparkling ski slopes and sun baked beaches, draws millions of tourist each year. The French take great pride in their cuisine and its considered to be one of the world's most refined and elegant styles of cooking.
Paris, France's capital is a city where the magnificence of its monuments can be seen like the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur and the Pompidou Centre well known symbols of the city. Visit the serene gardens of Notre-Dame or relax in one of the many coffee shops lined on the cobbled lanes of Paris that make up every Parisian street and Boulevard. Museums and galleries in Paris such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Picasso and Rodin museums are a must visit.
French cuisine renowned for both its haute cuisine and provincial styles has become increasingly innovative and diverse, with many ethnic origins opening a wide selection of eateries providing a range of gastronomic option. Paris the city of light, sound and music host a number film and music festivals. Paris at night is a city full of life; one can visit the Champs-Elysées that features plenty of fine dining places or have a drink in some of the great clubs and pubs all across the city.
“Buddha Bar” located in, rue, Boissy d'Anglais, Paris is an Asian inspired cocktail bar which is subtly lit and lorded over by an enormous Buddha, makes it a place for a great night out. Popular with young crowds “Le Divan du Monde” located in rue des Martyrs; Paris is a great place for those who want to dance. Many gourmet palaces offer a wide range of eating out options. Visit the “Bel Canto”, a restaurant that offers great performances from pianist to young opera singers making it a unique dining experience. Alcazar is a chic and popular brasserie with elegant, sleek velvet ultra-modern décor. A popular upstairs bar that is always busy. Do not miss the excellent Sunday brunch which is a combination of perfect scrambled eggs, fluffy muffins and a rich chocolate cake.
Lyon the second biggest city in France offers tourist varied options. To the south of Bellecour, Rue Auguste Comte is the district of antiques, and for exotic purchases, the stores in Vieux Lyon offer an outstanding selection of traditional art and craft objects and textiles from around the world. At nightfall, Lyon is illuminated with a thousand lights.
Situated in a magnificent Renaissance mansion is the “La Tour Rose” that offers dishes which include crispy lamb with dried apricots and coriander or lentils and fried red mullet. “Restaurant Pierre Orsi” with its low ceilings, freshly cut flowers and simply decorated dining room give this restaurant a formal air. The wine cellar is revered for its excellent selection of French vintages.