The French Quarter of Hanoi was built right after French arrival in the city in 1883 just to the south of the Old Quarter and the Hoan Kiem Lake and is now fully recognised as being an important part of Vietnam`s history and heritage. This area of Hanoi is characterized with wide tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafes, fine-dining restaurants and stunningly beautiful architecture such as luxurious hotels, Temples, French-styled villas, spectacular Museums, Pagodas, Cathedrals and public buildings such as the stately Opera House, based on the neo-Baroque Paris Opera, complete with grey slate tiles imported from France.

Accommodation here is excellent with a variety of hotels and guest houses offering a wide variety of both local and international cuisine to suit all tastes. Expertly guided tours can be arranged that will allow you to experience this area and its history to the full.

To find out the best time to visit Vietnam and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Jeanette our Far East luxury multi centre holiday specialist: 01923 289 100.