"The first true intimations of spring came not from early blossom or the skittish behaviour of the rats in Massot's roof, but from England"

Each year the Brits flock to France in search of some much needed sunshine and the anticipation of an exotic blend of food, wine, language and scenery. In fact France attracts more foreign tourists than any other place, 78.95 million in 2010, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world. It is little wonder that France, especially the south, draws a large percentage of the English crowd with its picturesque natural geography, unlimited eating and drinking options and an envious balmy climate.