Visiting France


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With more than 90 million foreign visitors recorded in 2018 (including overseas destinations), France remains the world’s leading tourist destination (ahead of Spain, the United States, China and Italy). This continued success can be explained by the richness and diversity of France’s tourism offer.

A multi-faceted destination

Coming to France means having the chance to discover a variety of destinations and themed offers. Whether you are an urban tourist, a hiking or cycling enthusiast, an art lover, a wine and food lover or a beach lover, France is for you!

France is a sporting country

France also hosts many international sporting events. Some are regular fixtures, such as the French Open tennis tournament, the Tour de France or the 24-hour race in Le Mans. Others are exceptional events such as the Rugby World Cup in 2023 and the Olympic Games in 2024…

How to prepare your visit?

To prepare your stay, the website (available in 15 languages) allows you to discover the treasures of mainland France and its overseas territories. The information is classified by destination, by theme and also covers the practical organisation of your trip (visas, transport, climate, etc.).
This site is developed by Atout France, the national tourism operator under the supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Protocol at ski resorts for the 2021–2022 winter season: Masks, COVID certificate requirements and more

The winter tourist season is approaching. This 2021–2022 winter season, you will be able to ski in France and discover the magnificent French mountains.
Which public health measures, established by the government together with stakeholders on the ground, will apply to winter sports resorts?