What is the best time to visit France?

Elsie Young

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City of Lights, City of Love, City of... Champagne Showers at the Eiffel Tower? Get ready travel buddies, because France isn't just about baguettes and berets. I've found that sweet spot for travel falls in the shoulder seasons, those in-between times. May and June, or September and October, are magic. The weather is fantastic, not too hot, not too cold – think 16 to 20 degrees Celsius (around 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit).

The moment I arrived , jet lag momentarily forgotten by the sheer anticipation. We hopped on the metro, a labyrinthine but efficient network, and within minutes, we were standing at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, that iron icon reaching 324 meters towards the sky. But this wasn't just any Eiffel Tower experience. We bypassed the crowds and ascended, not to the top platform, but to a hidden gem – the champagne bar on the first floor.

That, my friends, was just the first day. France is a country that seduces your senses, leaving you breathless and begging for more.

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Yes, you read that right. Clinking champagne flutes 57 meters above the Parisian sprawl? Indescribable. The city shimmered before us, a tapestry of golden hues bathed in the late afternoon sun. We sipped our bubbly, the gentle fizz mirroring the excitement bubbling within. Below, the throngs of tourists seemed a world away, their excited chatter a distant hum. It was an exclusive, intimate moment, Paris at our feet, a promise of adventure hanging in the air. That, my friends, was just the first day. France, it seemed, had a lot more stories to tell.

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