Paris and beyond—The best places to visit in France

An interactive map of France showing all the places covered by this online travel guide

A Ryanair jet at Beauvais Airport (Photo by ERIC SALARD)

Paris is the world capital of romance, fine cuisine, great art, café life, and a general joie de vivre

The nave (Photo by Tango7174)

The small medieval city of Chartres has one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in Europe

Dine on the outdoor terrace with views of the Loire River (Photo )

The rivers of the Centre-Loire region are lined by the most glorious chateaux in France—nice wine, too.