People who are unsure of whether to book their ferry holidays and other trips to France this year in light of the unfavourable exchange rate have been offered 50 reasons why the country is still a good option.
According to Daily Telegraph travel writer Anthony Peregrine, France boasts enough attractions, experiences and sights to outweigh the negative effects of the current financial situation.
A number of ferry travel destinations in northern France feature in the list of reasons to visit the country, including Calais, which will host various exhibitions and events around July 25th to mark the centenary of Louis Bleriot's first cross channel flight.
Commemorative festivals will also be held in the cities of Rouen, Orleans and Reims in May and June to pay tribute to Joan of Arc, 100 years after she was canonised.
People who will be exploring the Champagne region during their France holidays were advised to visit St Jean-au-Marche church in Troyes between April 18th and October 25th for an exhibition of 16th century sculpture.
Those with an interest in more unusual art can sail with Brittany Ferries
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and other operators to north-west France to see a collection of mechanical animals at the Machines de L'Ille workshop in Nantes.
The Telegraph also lists some attractions further south in France, such as the Vezere valley in the Dordogne and the bouillabaisse on offer at the Miramar restaurant in Marseille.