France is a beautiful country with long and majestic history. That is why there are a lot of beautiful places and scenic cities. It is hard to decide what to start with. So we have chosen ten of them for you convenience. We are not saying they are the only cities that worth attention while you’re travelling around France. These cities will inspire you by the beauty of local nature and architecture. You will feel the scent of one of the most powerful countries of Europe, which France has always been. So, there is our top. We are sure it will help you to make a list of places to visit in France.
Lyon is one of the largest cities of France. It has one of the biggest ports of France and is also one of country’s trade center. Lyon will leave you perfect memories if you are looking for new gastronomic impressions – this city is famous for its local cuisines. You are also welcome of you like shopping. Lyon is rich with shops and luxury boutiques.
2. The town of Mont Saint-Michel
Explore the beauty of nature of Normandy region. The landscapes here are breathtaking and 100% French. The spot to visit in this area is the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey. A perfect combination of mountains and the ocean, comfort and extreme – that is all about this city. Here you will find a lot of good restaurants and stores so as amazing views and places to climb.
We are pretty sure that when you plan your tour around the France Paris is the first city you will think about. The capital of France attracts both romantics and history lovers. There are a lot of spots that are definitely worth seeing: amazing Eifel Tower, majestic Champs-Elysees and legendary Notre Dame Cathedral and many others. That is the best place to start your tour.
If you want to feel yourself like a character of a fairytale, then you must see Chateau de Versailles. It will take you only 40 minutes by train to get there from Paris. This place will enchant you by its beauty and majesty. It is just perfect.
“Aix” is famous by its main street. Tourists who have seen it call it the most beautiful street of Europe. Some of them even give it a title of the most beautiful street of the world. Is it true or not, we highly recommend to go there and walk along it and feel its charm with its churches and tidy houses. It will definitely amaze you by the peace it gives.
6. Cities on the French Riviera
The Mediterranean coast is rich with lovely cities and villages. Here tourists with different budget will find something that will fit them. It can be glamorous Cannes, luxury Nice or St. Tropez – the city that if famous for its big loud parties. Though you can choose one of little quiet villages and feel all of its charm.
If you are travelling with your kids you shouldn’t miss this place. Fontainebleau Forest is a great spot to spend time with your family. It is a quiet place in one hour of driving from Paris. Green forest and verdant hills – this is where your kids can have hiking and climbing. You can join them or just relax and enjoy local nature.
Strasbourg is not only famous because the European Parliament headquarter is located here. It is famous because of its unique mix of German and French cultures. It is the most visible in the architecture. It is hard to describe, you’d better see it with your own eyes.
Lourdes is full or legends and rumors connected with the healing characteristics of local waters. This made the city popular for religious people and those who hope for a miracle. This place also has long and interesting history connected with pilgrims, who stayed in Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. This sacred place remained here nowadays and now is the main tourist attraction of Lourdes.
The city of Chambord is famous for its various restaurants, shops and because it provides a lot of options if accommodation in France. It is also well-known by the majestic Chambord Royal Palace. It has hundreds of rooms and will enchant you with the beautiful view that open from its windows.