The different regions of France display incredible variety: culture and heritage, their traditions and cuisine, sea or mountain, town or country. Use your time studying in France to explore a colourful country.
Nouvelle-Aquitaine: where vines meet the ocean
With 250 kilometres of beaches, historic towns, chateaus and vineyards, Nouvelle-Aquitaine has something for everyone. If you don't want to go surfing at Biarritz, take a boat tour in the Poitevin marshlands, or perhaps go on a wine-tasting detour into the vineyards surrounding Bordeaux. There are as many things to do as there are opportunities to explore Nouvelle Aquitaine.
The Grand Est: at the heart of Europe
Steeped in history, in the First World War, the Grand Est was the scene of major battles, such as the Battle of Verdun. Once there you can visit Strasbourg, the European capital, and also the vineyards of Champagne and Alsace, or the Vosges mountains. Why wait? Set out now to explore the Grand-Est.
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: the mountains in all their glory
The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region is a land of volcanos and snow-covered peaks: from the springs of Evian to the slopes of Mont-Blanc, choose from amongst the ski stations and the thermal spas. From Lyon to the shores of Lake Annecy, there's everything to discover in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
Hauts-de-France, land of the North
Hauts-de-France region is dotted with cathedrals, bell towers and citadels, and its plains bear witness to its mining history. Lille's carnivals and street market are the chance to try the best chips in France, before sauntering to the Côte d’Opale. There's so much to discover in Hauts-de-France.
Corsica: a preserved jewel
With its villages perched up high and its hiking trails, the beaches and heavenly seabeds, Corsica has more than one attraction for visitors. From Calvi to the Gulf of Bonifacio, through the Citadel of Corte, this beautiful island holds more than one surprise in store for you. Don't hesitate to explore Corsica.
Normandy: the good life
People go to Normandy for its gentle climate, wooded countryside, cows and steeples. You can also admire the cliffs of Fécamp, be speechless at the sight of Mont-Saint-Michel, walk the beaches of D-Day and follow the path of William the Conqueror. Go and explore Normandy.
Burgundy Franche-Comté: the art of living
The Burgundy Franche-Comté region is renowned for its vineyards. It's also home of delicious escargots. Use the region's many canals to stop off and enjoy all the different culinary delights from Dijon to Châlons-sur-Saône before reaching the Jura, with its magnificent view of the Alps. Discover Burgundy Franche Comté.
Île-de-France: a capital region
Île de France is the cultural and political heart of France. There are countless historic monuments, cultural events and chances for an evening out. From nights out in Paris to walks in the woods surrounding the town, there's so much to see in Île-de-France.
The Centre-Val-de-Loire region: the run of the river
The Centre-Val-de-Loire region was the cradle of the French Renaissance; the majestic chateaus that line the river testify to that. The banks of the Loire are favourite destinations of fans of bicycle tourism, one of the best ways to explore the Centre Val de Loire region.
Pays de la Loire: the open air
With its long beaches, islands swept by the ocean spray and dunes as far as the eye can see, the Pays de la Loire region is the ideal destination for those in search of a breath of fresh air. Cultural life in Nantes is famously dynamic. From the cathedral in Le Mans to the saltwater marshes of Guérande, the Pays de la Loire is worth the visit..
Brittany: land of mystery
In Brittany, a region of tradition and character, the story of the sea meets the story of the Celts. There you can walk across the mist-covered moors before tasting seafood in a Morbihan fishing port. From Brest harbour to the lively streets of Rennes, Brittany is awaiting discovery.
Occitanie: life in the sun
Nestled against the Pyrenees and bordered by the Mediterranean, Occitanie has a wide variety of countryside and activities. Its inhabitants take the time to enjoy life and share the excellent regional specialties, such as the famous foie gras. From rose-coloured Toulouse to Catalonian Perpignan, Occitanie is ripe for exploration.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur: concentrated Mediterranean
From the beaches of the French Riviera to the mountains of Mercantour, the "PACA" region is covered with fields of Provencal lavender, marinas and "calanques" - the rocky creeks found in the area. Roam the laneways of Marseilles and listen to the sing-song accent of the locals before heading for the Esterel and Italy. Explore the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region.
Overseas France: France at the ends of the world
Dream landscapes, good living and the pleasure of the senses under the gaze of the "Old Lady", the nickname of the volcano La Soufrière. Discover Guadeloupe.
Martinique offers a savoury mix of Caribbean creole traditions at the base of Mount Pelée, which dominates the island. Discover Martinique.
The only French Overseas territory that is not an island, Guiana is a land of nature where the Amazon forest bursts out upon the ocean, as do the rivers that meander through it. Discover Guiana.
If you're looking for a change of scenery, try this tropical and volcanic island in the Indian Ocean, where Tamil, Indian, Chinese, Malagasy, Creole and French culture come together artfully. Discover Reunion Island.