How about - My agent advises me about France. Totally different meaning in English.
It's not the same. You can advise someone about something without telling them they should do it, it's simply giving advice - עצות. In this sentence, France, or going to France, is the recommendation.
I can explain, when you recommend something to someone you need to preposition על after להמליץ. For example, הוא ממליץ לה על הפיצה שלהם. He recommends their pizza to her