There is without a doubt no nation where cycling is as renowned as in France. Of course the Tour de France, which is the most prestigious and difficult professional bicycle race in the calendar has contributed to France's legacy as a cycle nation. However it should be mentioned that right up until the late 60's, cycling was the national sport and even more popular than football.
For the cycle tourist France is simply amazing as it offers something for everyone: Mountains, seaside, churches, castles of different historical eras, and small quiet roads that almost beg the tourist to explore them.
In the hexagon, the French term for their nation, cycling can be easily combined with lots of other activities. Good food & wine, sightseeing, beaches, war memorial, mountaineering and a lot more can be experienced.
Even with all these possibilities, a cycle tour in France doesn't need to be combined with all sorts of activities as the beauty of its landscapes with wide plains, vineyards, the small villages and various little wonders of nature make this country an outstanding place to be discovered by bicycle.
The French, famous for knowing how to enjoy life, are good hosts and often try to make your life more comfortable with a good bottle of wine and one of their local food specialties. France is a modern country with first class standards in all matters.