Belgium is sandwiched between France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany and is one of the founding members of the European Community and its capital, Brussels, is also the capital of the European Union. It has 3 distinct regions, Dutch speaking Flanders in the north, French speaking Wallonie in the south, and the centrally located Brussels. Belgium's rich history has left impressive churches, town halls, castles and works of art, dating
back to the early Middle Ages, spread around the cities and country-side.
You cannot talk about France without first speaking of Paris, the country's capital. Paris has it all, and is one of the most majestic capital cities in the world. It is said that Paris is the city of love, and you can expect romance to always be in the air when you are in Paris! France is the most popular tourist destination in the world. There are many reasons to visit this diverse country, including its natural beauty, outdoor recreational activities, its muséums and art galleries and so much more.
France is also well-known for its gastronomy, its cuisine and its wines. French food is quite diverse and varies according to the region.
There are 13 official regions located in the country of France. While most people come to experience the fabulous-ness of Paris, there are many other cities in the country that also offer a delight to those who visit. France is one of Europe’s largest countries.
Luxembourg is a small, landlocked country bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. Luxembourg is a member of the European Union (EU). Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs. The city is built amid deep gorges and is famed for its ruins of medieval fortifications. French is the common language of the Administration, whilst Luxembourgish is the most frequently used language in private
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is also commonly known as Holland. It is a Benelux country and a founding member of the European Union. The Netherlands borders Germany to the east and Belgium to the south.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. No matter where you go, you are never far away from people. Much of the country is flat and/or below sea level making it an ideal place to cycle.
Much of countryside is dominated by highly industrialized farming - despite its population density, the Netherlands are one of the largest food and flower exporters in the world.
The geography of the Netherlands is dominated by water, the country is criss-crossed with rivers, canals and dikes, and the beach is never far away. The western coast of the Netherlands has one of the most beautiful North Sea beaches that can be found, attracting thousands if not millions of people every year. Beautiful to see, too cold to swim unfortunately !