Been thinking about France but just haven’t done it yet? Visiting for the wine, the bread, and the cheese is certainly a good start. Some of the world’s greatest cities are here — Paris, Marseilles, Nice — they all have their own unique vibe and attractions.

There’s plenty to love about France. Stay in the cities and visit art galleries and historic sites to your heart’s content, or savor pastries and coffee at outdoor cafes.

When you’ve tired of the city, there are an incredible number of things for the outdoor minded like skiing, mountaineering, hiking, sailing, kayaking, and camping. Foodies and wine lovers will naturally want to check out France’s famous wine regions to taste, take a cooking class, or relax with a favorite bottle amid the vines.

Or visit the historic Normandy beaches on France’s Atlantic coast then the French Riviera with the city of Cannes on the warm waters of the Mediterranean where the international Film Festival is held.

While most travelers flock to Paris, and with good reason, there is so much more to this culturally rich country to experience.

Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.