Home to the French Riviera and one of France's most-loved destinations, Nice is very popular with tourists for its mix of old and new charm. Contemporary art museums and private beaches attract young couples in their thousands, while the array of charming churches, vineyards and restaurants makes it a coveted spot for retirement.
Like the rest of France, delicious wine isn't hard to come by in Nice. Quiz the knowledgeable staff at Vin/Vin to find your perfect bottle, or visit their temperature-controlled cellar for yourself. If chocolate is your preferred vice, you might want to visit La Bulle d'Isis spa - where else offers a creamy ganache based 'choco-cooning' body treatment? For non-foodie fun, the Parfumerie Molinard offers workshops that will amuse the whole family, learning to blend scents to create your very own perfume.
When you're finished pampering yourself, Nice really comes alive at night. Le Smarties is a retro-themed bar for vintage lovers, while Ôdace offers a slick take on orientalism. Nice is also the host to Europe’s greatest carnival! From February to March, get festive in true Mediterranean style with mega-floats, flower juggling and musical delights.
An underrated classic, Bergerac is a destination that promises a relaxed environment in which to enjoy fine French foods and wine. Learn to craft your own exquisite chocolates, or take an outdoor adventure tour of the city's many grand castles.
Brimming with awe-inspiring churches, gardens and enough historical sites to thrill culture lovers, Limoges is place built on craftsmanship. There'll be plenty to do for even the most active families too just a couple of hours away.
The capital of romance, Paris also conceals a whole lot of family and festive fun. Breeze in and out of grand boutiques, dine in chic street cafes or bask in the glow of the Eiffel Tower - even more stunning at night.
Chambéry Airport becomes a hive of activity during the winter months, as the surrounding slopes become a haven for skiers and snowboarders alike.