Things to do in France

Things to do in France are local and atypical. Organizing your days during a stay has never been so simple.

Choose unforgettable experiences to do according to the geographical area of France where you want to go: from surfing to cooking workshops in Paris, hiking, shopping, and dancing: we have a selection of activities with locals just for you.

Whether you want to combine this with your french holiday homes or you just want to book an activity, alone, with your partner, family, or friends, we have all the activities you need! Whether it’s at the sea, in the mountains, in the countryside, or in the city: we have selected a multitude of professional companies managed by French locals.

You are sure to find and discover the things to do in France according to your needs. And to live the French experience in the best possible way.

If you are making a list of the unique things to do in France during your stay. We have a bunch of good activities to propose to you. Indeed if your France bucket list listed the battlefield tour or a Mont Saint Michel Tour that is perfect. Because we propose among the best experiences to do in Northern France.

Also, among the unique places to visit in France, you have to the D-Day beach. From World War II, which is a must-see site in France for a day tour.

Whether you are looking for a cabaret show in Paris or vineyard bike tour in Nice or a champagne tour. In Reims: we have it all.

What are some things to do in Paris?

For example, a perfect day of cultural experience in Paris would be a walk under the arc de Triomphe. To admire the breathtaking views of Paris’s landscape. Secondly, go on a visit to Notre Dame cathedral. See the renovations of Notre Dame de Paris and the gothic architecture.

After that take a tour of the Palace of Versailles, and admire the stained glass windows of the hall of mirrors. Finally, go on a walk sightseeing tour around the Louvre museum and see the Mona Lisa. In addition, you can have a nice dinner in a good restaurant in Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Most importantly, your day trips are the opportunity to discover the French art museums. Indeed, France has a lot of Unesco World Heritage sites to discover such as the Lascaux Caves. Certainly, it is among the fun things to do in France with family. 

Enjoy among many locals specializing in activities to do in French Alps. If you like thrills, discover the things to do in Annecy: paragliding, hot air balloon, canyoning, and many more. These activities are a good bucket list of things to do in France in summer.

Eventually, if you stay in the Cote d'Azur, find among the romantic things to do in France. You can enjoy cultural activities, and see ancient roman architectural construction, and the Ponte du Gard in southern France. Or walking through the old streets of Saint Tropez.

We propose to you among the best must-do activities in France.

Go on a Paris bike tour, learn how to make croissants, and participate in a perfume creation workshop in Grasse. There are so many things to do that you will have to come many times. However, even for the first time, you will find the perfect activities to do in France

Among the things to see in France, we propose you Provence lavender fields and an excursion in Provence. From Provence, you can go on any excursions to the French Riviera. Moreover, small town villages Unesco listed are definitely must-do cultural activities in French Riviera.

Particularly you can see the fine art and the beaux-arts in some of the most beautiful villages of France. While you discover the things to do in French Riviera, wine tasting is the must-do. Indeed you can bike through the vineyard in Nice with a wine tasting of course.

Speaking of wine tasting, among the interesting things to do in France you have the world-famous champagne excursion. Indeed, the house of champagne tour is one of the unique places to visit in France. The Champagne region is the only region in the world that produces champagne. 

Explore the Gorges du Verdon by kayaking which is one of the best things to see. Discover the Palace of the Popes and the Avignon Bridge in Avignon and swim in the creeks of Cassis near Marseille. Discover the city of Carcassonne, Conques, and Albi.

Visit the castles of the Loire Valley. Indeed, among the five attractions to do in France, the Loire Valley Castles belongs among the most famous places to see. Have a walking tour in chaâteau de Chenonceau andhis beautiful gardens.

During a day tour, appreciate the medieval gothic architecture of some castles and learn more about gothic style. Firstly, art and history are must-do activities. Visit the Chateau de Chambord which is open to the public. Also, the Chateau de Chambord is one of the top 10 places to visit in France.

Attend the Carnival of Nice and stroll through the markets of the old city full of scents. If you are looking for things to do in France at Christmas. In Strasbourg, enjoy a guided tour of the Christmas market which is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets. All these are the experience and must-sees in France.

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La Coupole V2 Launcher site and underground bunker complex History Centre and Planetarium 3D in Saint-Omer

with Somme Battlefield Tour in Things to do in Northern France



  • Discover this huge and impressive dome made in concrete and known as ” La Coupole “who now house a WW2 museum but was used by the Nazi in WW2 as an ungerground bunker complex and launcher site for the V2 missiles
  • Walk along side the deep galleries of the underground bunker complex
  • Step back in time and learn about the events and military technologies improvment from design of the V2 missile by the Nazis untill the launch of the Saturn rocket into the moon by the U.S.A
  • See a genuine V2 missile and watch a 3D film about its engine
  • Relive the major periods of the occupation of France by the German Army (1940-1944) through images: the invasion, exodus


  • Admission tickets for both History Centre and Underground bunker complex + 3D Planetarium
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicle


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

In the morning the driver guide will pick you up at 06:30 am at the following adress : 25 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris (Easy to access by metro Line 14 and 7 and to get off at Metro station « Pyramides »)

La Coupole, located 5 km from Saint-Omer (Nord-Pas-de-Calais), is one of the most impressive remnants of the Second World War in Europe. It is a symbolic place of the Nazi oppression, due to its overwhelming mass, the nature of its underground facilities and the suffering of the slave labourers who built it.   This huge bunker, built by the Todt Organisation in 1943-1944 had to be the base for launching the V2 rockets against London. Developed in the ultra-secret Peenemünde centre by Von Braun's team, these missiles, along with the American atomic bomb, were the most innovative devices developed during World War II. The V2s were mass-produced by deportees from the Dora concentration camp in the underground factory "Mittelwerk", located at the heart of Germany. Heavily bombed by the Allies, La Coupole was abandoned during the summer of 1944, after the Normandy landings. The V2s, which struck London and Antwerp in September 1944, were launched by mobile units established in Holland. Since 1997, this place, which has been turned into a History and Memory Centre, a world war II museum, has welcomed more than 2 million visitors.

Rex Circuit Following the Wernher von Braun route, you will discover that the V2 rocket, a real weapon of destruction, is actually the ancestor of all present-day rockets. La Coupole  will help you understand the links between war, science and Nazism and the way in which the scientific leaders of a war became the pioneers of the space race. Peenemünde and the A4/V2 rocket
  • Animation, in relief, of the workings of the A4/V2 rocket engine (3 min)
  • V2 rocket
  • V2 engine
The V1/ Peenemünde and Los Alamos
  • V1 rocket
  • Touch Table "Aerial reconnaissance and photo-interpretation"
  • Film: "3D reconstruction of the Mittelwerk underground factory and the Dora concentration camp" (4 min)
  • Actual size replica of the Little Boy atomic bomb
Dora. The V1 and V2 in London and Antwerp
  • Film: "The special constructions" (8 min)
  • Series of four models
The legacy of Peenemünde and the conquest of space (1945-1969)
  • Silent film: "Discovery of Dora-Nordhausen by the Americans" (5 min)
  • Film: "The conquest of space" (22 min)
  • Same-scale series of 7 model rockets (1/20) and scale 1 model of Sputnik
  • Comics on rockets
"Dora" exhibit
  • Colour photographic report by Walter Frentz
  • Drawings by Léon Delarbre
  Cineac Circuit Relive the major periods of the occupation of France by the German Army (1940-1944) through images: the invasion, exodus, the difficulties of everyday life, popular resistance and the Liberation. On entering the "Cinéac" room, you can watch a projection of the slide show "Nord-Pas-de-Calais in German hands (1940-1945)" (duration: 21 min). After having seen the slide show, you can leave the room on the lower level of the dome to continue following the tour on this theme: The invasion
  • Film: "Invasion 1940" (17 min)
  • War crimes
  • Film « Dunkirk 1940 » (11 min)
  • Map table on "The German invasion of 1940"
The Occupation
  • Series of 7 models related to the Atlantic Wall
  • Film « The Todt organisation and the Atlantic Wall » (9 min)
  • Reconstruction of a shop from this era
  • Uniform display
  • Film « Being an occupier in the north of France » (8 min)
  • Film « The grey days; daily life under the Occupation » (11 min)
Collaboration / Persecution / Resistance / Repression
  • Objects from the air war
  • Reconstruction of the "Execution Wall" at the Citadel in Lille
  • Objects from the Resistance (post-transmitter, typewriter, elements of sabotage)
  • Film « Propaganda and collaboration » (8 min)
  • Film « The resistance in Nord-Pas-de-Calais » (11 min)
The Liberation
  • Citroën Traction from the Liberation.
  • Film « The Liberation of Northern France » (11 min)
  • Film « A wounded region: the reconstruction » (7 min)
"Deportation and Genocide" exhibit
  • Film « The Nazi concentration camp system, deportation and genocide" (20 min)

It was from La Coupole that the V2 rocket, the ancestor of all modern rockets, was destined to take off. Today, on the launching site, the simply spectacular Planetarium offers you an unforgettable journey into space. Take place inside the massive 360-degree room wearing your active 3D glasses and travel through the universe.   Follow Yuri Gagarin during his first space flight, step onto Mars with the Curiosity rover and discover all sorts of other celestial happenings. Come and discover the Planetarium on its own, or combine your session with a visit to the museum.   Depending on the sessions, the films are shown in 3D by six video projectors, associated with an astronomical simulator generating 360° high resolution images. With a 360° hemispherical screen of 15 metres in diameter, a 15° angled floor and a 5.1 surround sound system, the Planetarium offers its viewers a total immersion into Space and Science. Dream to Fly (Starts at 11:00 am) ALL AUDIENCES - 3D Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, the Montgolfier brothers, the Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure and find out how this immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history became reality.   Dynamic Earth (Starts at 12:15 pm) ALL AUDIENCES - 3D An astounding film which explores the internal functioning of the climate trough extraordinary computer simulations! Follow a trail from energy from the sun into atmosphere, the oceans, and the biosphere which together form our climate, dive into the eye of massive hurricane, get face with shark and giant whales, and fly into the center of active volcanoes.   Lucia, the Secret of Shooting Stars (Starts at 02:00 pm) ALL AUDIENCES - 3D James and Vladimir take a seat in their spaceship to study polar auroras from space. They meet a hummingbird, Lucia, just as curious as they are. Together, they will seek to understand the shooting stars and the origin of meteorites, these mysterious pebbles that fall on Earth ...

During the return drive to Paris you will have time to relax aboard the minivan before to be dropped off in Central Paris  (Drop off at the "Place de la Concorde 75001 Paris" just in Front of the main entrance gate of the « Tuileries Gardens ") in the evening around 07:00 pm. Easy there to catch a taxi cab either to find metro stations (Ligne 1 Métro : Concorde or Tuileries)


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