Top 10 reasons to visit France

Provence

Making a list of France’s most beautiful 10 places is very hard, because the competition is fierce. However after many struggles these are the 10 finalists.I hope you don’t disagree.

 

 

  • Mont Saint Michel – a medieval fortress from Normandy, part of  Unesco’s Heritage Sites List . Here you can see the famous Abbey of Mont Saint Michel and the most spectacular tides in Continental Europe. You can get here easy from Saint Malo, another spectacular place in France.

Mont Saint Michel castle in France

Mont Saint Michel castle in France

View of the Abbey in Mont Saint Michel

View of the Abbey in Mont Saint Michel

  • Mont Blanc -the highest Montain in the Alps, paradise for hiking, climbing, mountain- biking and skiing. Definitely to see is Chamomix- famous ski resort at the foot of Mont Blanc.



Mont Blanc-France

Mont Blanc-France

Mont Blanc-Chamomix

Mont Blanc-Chamomix

  • Rocamadour  an unique rocky village situated in the southwest of France. The region is a pilgrimage target since the 9th century  and one of the most visited places in France. Rocamadour has also its own French goat cheese and  every year the village hosts a cheese festival,  Fête des Fromages , which attracts many visitors. You can get here from Toulouse, located at about 165 km distance

Rocamadour-France

Rocamadour-France

Rocamadour cheese

Rocamadour cheese

  • Provence-The Lavender Road- an opportunity to discover  the  most beautiful villages of Provence and  lavender farms , taste and buy traditional lavender products.  The perfect time to make a road trip there is from mid-June till early August. For an 100 % lavender experience see :  Sault-french capital of lavender, Gordes,  Sénanque Abbey, Roussillon, Ménerbes, Lacoste, Luberon.

Provence lavender

Provence lavender

Provence

Provence

  • Loire Valley – castle and wine paradise. Visit the castles whose name begins with “Ch”, because those are the most beautiful. The beauty of the valley is also recognized by  Unesco’s Heritage Sites List. You can get here from Paris or Tours.

Chenonceau Castle-Loire Valley

Chenonceau Castle-Loire Valley

Villandry Castle

Villandry Castle

Art and wine on the Loire Valley

Art and wine on the Loire Valley



  • Normany Beaches also known as D-Day Beaches. Have a battlefield tour and see Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha  and Utah Beach. You can get here easily from Caen.

View of the German fortifications at Omaha Beach

View of the German fortifications at Omaha Beach

  • French RivieraNice, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Eze, Beaulieu sur mer, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.  Great places to relax and simply enjoy the life. Start your trip at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

Nice-French Riviera

Nice-French Riviera

Eze-French Riviera

Eze-French Riviera

Infront of Monte Carlo Casino

In front of Monte Carlo Casino

  • Les Gorges du Verdon- a spectacular river canyon, formed by the turquoise Verdon River.The canyon is one of the most beautiful in Europe and is great for hiking, climbing, rafting and fishing. The Grand Canyon of Verdon is located close to the French Riviera, at about 100 km from Cannes.

Verdon Canyon

Verdon Canyon

  • Paris – France’s most visited city. Definitly to see : Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur Church, Louvre Museum, Seine River and Arc de Triomphe. Don’t forget to visit Versailles palace situated at about 20 km from Paris.

Tour Eiffel

Tour Eiffel

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

  • The Pyrénées mountains –scenic landscape between France and Spain. Definitly see Mont Perdu and its National Park-, included in the Unesco World Heritage Sites List.

Pyrenees mountains-France

Pyrenees mountains-France



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