Places to Visit in France
- Mont Saint- Michel – Normandie
- Saint -Tropez
- Cliffs of Etretat – Normandie
- Old nice
- Bordeaux – Nouvelle Aquitaine
- Auvergne’s Volcanoes – Auvergne–Rhone-Alpes
Fashion, regions, landmarks, gastronomy, there are many things you must not miss when you come to France. Between the countryside and the coast, nature and the cities, everyone can find something to his taste and he does not want to miss. It is one of those amazing countries that’s so diverse and vast that you could spend months exploring and still not even touch the surface of places to visit in France.
We propose a tour of France with ten places you must go on.
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The list has to begin, of course, with France’s capital city, Paris. What would a stay in France be without a tour in Paris? You could stay there for two weeks, a month, or even live here. The city comprises of so many secrets and hidden places you will never get bored. It’s one of those cities that’s always changing and varied. Amongst the to-do, let us list the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacre-Coeur and the Louvre.
Best Season: Whole Year
Palace of Versailles was built as an emblem of French Supremacy. Versailles is considered one of the most famous world heritage places to visit in Paris. It is gigantic with impressive structure boast of landscaped gardens, full of exotic décor, fantastic terrace and charming display of artwork of the Renaissance era. Palace is famous for its Hall of mirrors, Museum of the History of France, Garden, Queen’s Chamber, Chapelle, Royale, The Grand Trianon and Musical Fountain shows.
The Palace, the gardens, the high atmosphere… children and adults alike dream of the Palace of Versailles.
Places to Visit: The Apartment of the King, The Apartment of the Ladies, The Galleries, The Royal Opera, The Trianon, the Orangerie, the stables, the park, etc.
Best Season: Spring
3.) Mont Saint- Michel – Normandie
Most-Saint-Michel is the most visited site of Normandie and one of the ten most visited places in France. It is located on a rocky island in the channel. You can access it after a walk or by bus. Also, the abbey’s church is the highest point of the island, and it has been listed as a historical monument since 1862. You will also find shops and restaurants to buy souvenirs and tastes the culinary specialities of the area. From the local gastronomy and the panorama to the spiritual aspect of the place, there are many reasons to come and see this rocky island.
Best Season: Spring
4.) Saint- Tropez
Saint-Tropez is one of the most famous cities of the Côte d’Azur, thanks to the stars that inhabited here and the movies which took place in the city. Nestled along the French Riveria, Saint- Tropez has some of the most-prized beaches, food, and nightlife in this part of France. Also, if you’re going for more of a splish – splash and less of a fashion parade, beaches like plague des jaumeaux, Pelage de la Bouillabaisse, and Pelage des graniers are great. In the evening, Sainte-Maxime is not far away and is far better than Saint-Tropez. Cheaper and quieter, it is as beautiful as its neighbour but with much fewer tourists.
Best Season: Spring
5.) Cliffs of Etretat – Normandie
While England may have the chalky white cliffs of Dover, France has the equally pale coastline of Etretat. Most famous for its three whitewashed arches that rise up from the sea, the area has been a popular hotspot for French tourists for years. The cliffs are so beautiful that they inspired countless painters to visit and paint the region. Plus, the light along the cliffs is perfect for taking pictures. Also, we advise you to leave your car when you enter the city, as the streets are tiny and the inhabitants do not welcome big cars jamming the streets
Best Season: Spring
6.) Old Nice
It is Nice, and Old Nice, which is the oldest part of the city. In the Old Nice, you will find many typical southern shops selling olive oil, spices, and flowers …
But despite this name, there are not only old things here. Modern shops settled in the area, such as cloth shops, supermarkets, and tattoo parlours. The Cours Saleya’s market, where the inhabitants come to shop every morning, also takes place there. Of course, you can see elsewhere and visit Nice as well; it is worth it.
Best Season: Spring & Summer
7.) Bordeaux – Nouvelle Aquitaine
Bordeaux is a student’s city, but there is more to it. It is a cultural, historical, and sporty city at the same time, with plenty of places to visit, though most are not as famous as they deserve. La Cité du Vin (the town of wine) must be one the most iconic buildings of this city located in a wine production area. You must also see the Miroir d’Eau (water mirror), the Grand Théâtre, the panoramas, the Place de la Bourse, or one of the 350 landmarks listed as historical monuments. To walk or bike through the city is still the best way to discover it, to find secret places, or to stroll alongside the river Garonne. But Bordeaux is also a young city, which means you will find bars and pubs pretty much everywhere, and some clubs too, but nothing compares to ending the party in the streets.
Best Season: Spring and Summer
8.) Auvergne’s Volcanoes – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Rest assured, those volcanoes are not active anymore, but they might wake up one day.
Those volcanoes from the Massif Central chain and they are between 65 million and 7,000 years old. There are 77 of them in the Parc Naturel régional des Volcans d’Auvergne.
Also, geologists often study those volcanoes, and it seems that one day, they may erupt again, but not soon. You can visit them safely, but you’d better have good shoes. The hiking can be quite tricky.
Best Season: summer
“France is a beloved place of all time because it hosts such an extravaganza that is hard to resist by anyone. So, without further ado, pack your bags and set your destination to France”.