For those who think about France I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is “Paris”, considered by people to be the “City of Love” for the romance that this city has always inspired.
Attractive place full of artistic culture especially in poetry and painting but not only, as indeed all France.
It is somewhat obvious that by visiting France we certainly cannot avoid missing a visit at this pearl in the heart of Europe; “Champs-Élysées”, “Louvre”, “Eiffel Tower”, “La Seine”, “Notre-Dame”, “Arc de Triomphe”, a city that really has something incredible!
But apart from Paris, what are the Best Travel Destinations in France ??
“Rocamadour”, located on a hill in South-Eastern France and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; a breathtaking castle and narrow streets in the town to visit on long walks.
Incredible “Le Dune de Pilat”, a huge white sand dune that stretches for kilometers with the sea on one side and a lush forest on the other.
It is the highest sand dune in Europe and for now it still remains a very peaceful place, despite its fame; it is located an hour’s drive from Bordeaux and along the way you will find plenty of places to surf, such as “Hossegor” and “Biarritz”.
Do not miss the French Riviera, perhaps the second most visited place in France after Paris; a paradise where sun, sea and worldliness merge.
Here you will find the famous resorts of “St. Tropez”, Antibes, the beautiful Nice and Cannes with its now very famous “Film Festival”, the waterfront hosts a parade of Hollywood directors, producers and actors, while the port is flooded for ever larger yachts.
How not to visit the beautiful “Lyon”, Unesco heritage thanks to its two thousand year history that reveals itself in a very rich architectural panorama that goes from the Roman remains to the medieval part.
Another of France’s prides are its castles. In Loira valley known as the Garden of France, an extraordinary architectural heritage has developed, for its historic cities with particular cities such as Nantes, Orleans, Saumur and Tours, and above all for the castles that have become a symbol of the country like those of Amboise, of Montsoreau or Chenonceau.
How not to mention the beautiful “Brittany”, a magical land dotted with ancient and mysterious stones where the local language is based on Celtic, which resembles more the dialect that is spoken in Wales than French.
For all these reasons, here you can breathe a unique and particular culture, with traditions and folklore that are found only here, especially in the interior areas. On the coast there is also a rugged and beautiful coast, with inlets, cliffs, islets and stretches of white and sandy beach.
France is also Corsica, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. Inland there are mountain ranges, valleys and dense forests that have seen different peoples and civilizations pass over the centuries.
Then Marseille, the second city in the country, founded by the Greeks in 600 BC. and over time it has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country, a summary of the Mediterranean.
The spa towns of the Belle Époque, such as Aix-les-Bains and Evian-les-Bains and how not to visit Normandy, a land that has always been at the center of history with its cliffs and villages that have also become inspiration for the Impressionists.
Here some fundamental episodes for the “old” continent have taken place since, in 1066, William the Conqueror left to invade England when the largest landing in history took place on its shores. Which brought peace back to Europe.