Ligue 1 2022/2023
2022/2023 season to be advised
Sitting at the top of the French football league system is Ligue 1, the country’s primary football competition and contested by 20 different clubs nationwide.
Hugely popular in France and among fans around the world, Ligue 1 offers spectators the chance to watch talented international and French players compete at the highest level in France.
Some of the most popular clubs include Paris Saint-Germain FC (which recently bought Messi from Barcelona), Lille OSC, Olympique de Marseille, Monaco, Olympique Lyonnais and AS Saint-Etienne. During the season between August and May, clubs play each other twice for a total of 38 games.
Enquire now about our Ligue 1 sport travel packages; choose to add accommodation and match-day transfers, or simply fly and enjoy thrilling soccer action!
Art de Vivre (the art of living) is what characterises the French experience. A country quite unlike any other, France embraces a simple way of life and a rich artistic heritage that is felt in every element of society. Art, architecture, fashion, food, wine - the list is endless; France is world-class, iconic and culturally diverse in more ways than one. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Champs de Elysees and Montmartre in Paris or the wine country in Champagne. Explore the beachside city of Nice and discover spectacular sights like Mont St Michel and the Loire Valley Chateaux. Wherever you go, you can always enjoy a warm croissant and coffee in a typical street-side cafe. If you are visiting France for the first time, choose an area to explore and do it well - it will entice you to return again and again.
Lyon is the third-largest city in France with a history that dates back to 43BC. Home to around half a million people, Lyon is a picturesque and sophisticated destination, strategically set at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers.
Explore a wealth of experiences including outstanding museums, a dynamic cultural scene, vibrant nightlife and fantastic shopping. If you are an adventurous foodie, be sure to sample some Lyonnais specialities such as sausages, duck pâté or roast pork in a Bouchon – the quintessential Lyon experience.
A city of tranquil squares, bustling avenues and street markets, Marseille is a charming destination in southern France. Tracing its history back to 600 B.C as a crossroads of immigration and trade, the heart of Marseille is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier’s famous Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower, while the 17th-century poorhouse Vieille Charité is now a cultural centre that is home to archaeological and primitive-art museums. Visit the Abbey St. Victor, a 5th-century crypt which houses the sarcophagus St. Cassian before hitting the trendy Cours Julien to explore boutiques, bars, restaurants and galleries. Be sure to flavour bouillabaisse, an aromatic seafood stew which is the local culinary speciality.
France's capital is a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Besides its famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its outdoor cafes, which will give you plenty of opportunities to enjoy casual dining and people-watching. Paris' fine-dining restaurants, bistros, markets and patisseries reflect other aspects of France's famed culinary heritage. Discover the designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Visit the famed Louvre museum, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” or the Musée d’Orsay, which showcases works by Degas, Monet and Renoir. Explore the historically bohemian neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Montmartre, home to Sacré-Coeur Basilica and sweeping hilltop views. For a bustling nightlife scene, head to Marais where nightclubs sit among restored 17th-century mansions.