I have never been on vacation in France, but I would absolutely love to. I would like to travel the countryside, preferably by car, for ultimate freedom. I would probably begin from the North, and head out West towards Brittany, or Bretagne, which is the westernmost part of the country. There are some absolute gems out there in the form of old towns for shopping and dining, and long stretchy beaches for riding and frolicking on. Also the landscape is amazing, with old castles, some of them with authentic accommodation.