France is one of the most visited tourist regions in the world, so which places must one visit? Take a look at our list to help you plan your travels.
Undoubtedly, Paris has to top the list with anything having to do with France. It is always bustling with tourists but keeps its “parisian” charm which is always fashionably cool. Obviously the main attraction here is the Eiffel Tower, grand and beautiful from every angle. Other very popular attractions here are- The Notre Dame Cathedral, The Musée de louvre also known as Louvre museum, which has one of the finest art collections in the world, the Champs Elysees and other such attractions that will always keep Paris at the top of the must visit list.
2)THE FRENCH RIVIERA
The beautiful and glamourous Mediterranean coastline known as the Cote d’Azur is known for its sunny weather, blue skies, and even bluer water. It has something for everyone-museums and charming vintage shops and stunning sea views and also has the glitz and glamour that is seen in Saint Tropez, Cannes and Monaco, so if you’re planning to visit, empty out your savings and get ready to look out for some celebrities on a lush getaway.
The pastoral town of Normandy is great for people who love nature and quaint picturesque towns.This is also the area that is home to the “D-day beaches” where the landings of the Allies took place during World War 2 which is a must visit for those who want to visit a place where an event of historical significance took place. There are also several beach resorts and cultural attractions that pull in tourists every year.
This charming countryside region is famous for its rugged appeal. It is a fresh change from the busy city life and tourists can come here to breathe in the fresh air, visit fields of flowers that go on as far as the eye can see, eat the local cuisine and enjoy the simply beautiful country life. This area has been the inspiration of many artists who were taken aback by the scenic beauty this earthy region has to offer.
If you are looking to immerse yourself into the homely and warm life of a stunning city, Provence is where you should be.
5)THE FRENCH ALPS
It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in France as it boasts of some of the best scenery in Europe, a huge array of outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking and other extreme sports and also is home to fantastic luxurious hotels and spas.
Enjoy an adrenaline filled morning with some skiing on the slopes, indulge in a massage at a top rated spa, and then stroll along the various high end stores and boutiques for the next addition to your wardrobe. The French Alps have it all, from the blood pumping, hair raising activities, to the lush views and high rolling lifestyle.
So whether you’re interested in the trendy city life, the quiet gentry life, or are just looking to make some lifelong memories- do put all of these places on your list when visiting France. Here are more tips for when you’re planning a picturesque trip to France.