10 Great Places to Visit in France

10 Great Places to Visit in France

10 Great Places to Visit in France

France is the world’s most visited country, so we ask why it is so loved !

10 Great Places to Visit in France

France recorded 83.7 million visitors to their country last year, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Only one other nation surpassed 70 million mark – the US, with 74.8 million, while plucky Britain trundled home in eighth place, with 32.6 million people heading to our shores – not that much more than a third of the total going to France.

Here, we delve into a few of the reasons why.

 Provence, France

Provence, France
Provence, France

Provence, France

Provence, France – Arguably the most irresistible region in France, Provence ranges from the snow-capped mountains of the southern Alps to the delta plains of the Camargue, and boasts Europe’s greatest canyon, the Gorges du Verdon. Fortified towns guard its ancient borders; countless villages perch defensively on hilltops; and great cities like Arles, Aix and Avignon are full of cultural glories.

 Normandy, France

Normandy, France
Normandy, France

Normandy, France

Normandy, France – Étretat, Normandy, France .. is a small coastal town with views so perfect, it’s hard to believe they’re real.

 The French Alps, France

The French Alps, France
The French Alps, France

The French Alps, France

The French Alps, France – The French Alps are the portions of the Alps mountain range that stand within France, located in the Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions. While some of the ranges of the French Alps are entirely in France, other are shared with Switzerland and Italy.

 Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France – Bordeaux, France“Truly a beautiful location, and a wine connoisseur’s delight,” says Friedman of this historic and fertile region. It’s studded with more than 7,000 wineries and bursts with sweeping vineyards, mighty rivers, gorgeous beaches, picturesque villages, and the stunning city itself, which has earned Bordeaux a place in the collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France
Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France – Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère. The proximity of the mountains, as well as its size, has led to the city being known in France as the “Capital of the Alps”.

 Colmar, France

Colmar, France
Colmar, France

Colmar, France

Colmar, France – Tourists know Colmar (France) as the capital of Alsatian wine, an ultra-classy white variety. They also know Colmar for its quaint canals. Long ago, the canals in Colmar’s “Little Venice” were buzzing with butchers, fishmongers and tanners.

 Paris, France

Paris, France
Paris, France

Paris, France

Paris, France – “Paris is always a good idea”, says Audrey Hepburn in the 1954 movie,Sabrina. As her character intimated, Paris has been the most romantic destination in the world in the popular imagination for time immemorial, a perception reinforced by films such as Amelie in more recent years.

 Haute-Savoie, France

Haute-Savoie, France
Haute-Savoie, France

Haute-Savoie, France

Haute-Savoie, France – With many remarkable sites, the Haute-Savoie boasts an exceptional natural heritage. Highest point of Europe, the majestic Mont Blanc mountain range is a paradise for all fans of climbing, skiing and breathtaking landscapes. Vast ski areas, famous winter sports resorts, nature reserves, renowned spa resorts, lakes offering water sports, the fantastic town of Annecy, nicknamed the “Venice of the Alps”, and delicious Savoie specialities make the Haute-Savoie a very special destination.

 Brittany, France

Brittany, France
Brittany, France

Brittany, France

Brittany, France – Beautiful Brittany, just one of France’s appealing regions

Brittany is one of those destinations where the longer you spend in one place, the more there seems to be to discover. You don’t have to tour the entire region to find variety and stimulation; base yourself in one small resort, and you’ll find plenty to engage you nearby. Recommendations include, say, Ploumanac’h on the northern “pink granite coast”; Camaret, on the Crozon Peninsula in the far west; or Carnac in the south.

 Marseille, France

Marseille, France
Marseille, France

Marseille, France

Marseille, France – Marseille is France’s oldest city. Greek traders founded the place 2,600 years ago, and it’s scarcely had a quiet moment since. It certainly didn’t get many in 2013, either – as the great port powered through its stint as the year’s European Capital of Culture.





2019-07-26
Joe