09 Best Places to Visit in France

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France is the world’s most attractive travel destination and is full of beautiful landmarks, vibrant cities, world-class arts, gorgeous beaches, world-class architecture, stunning landscapes, diverse cuisine, and wonderful culture. So people can’t choose where to go on their trip to France. Here are some of the must-visit sites in this beautiful country to help you to plan your amazing tour.

Paris: The City of Love

famous Eiffel Tower and Paris roofs with spring tree, Paris France

The beautiful city of Paris is jam-full of historical world-class memorials including Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre-Coeur, etc. Over six million people visit the magical Eiffel Tower yearly. Paris is the capital of France and is located in the north-central part of the country. This beautiful city is located along the Seine River. Vibrant evening sun rays, twinkling lights of Paris; flute music, and a glass of wine or champagne will take you to heaven.

Eiffel Tower or Tour Eiffel aerial view is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France

Mount St. Michel Normandy

St. Michael’s Mount with the cobbled causeway in the foreground.

Mount St. Michel is a small tidal island, located near the mouth of the Couesnon River, about one kilometer off the north-western coast. Its surrounding bay was listed as a world heritage site and the buildings are protected as historical monuments. This amazing site is visited by over 3 million tourists annually and, the island is just a few minutes away from land accessible at low tide. When the tide is low you can walk barefoot through this stunning natural architecture ensemble. Please keep remembering to get support from a travel guide or even be aware of the tide.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel at sunset, Normandie, Bretagne, France, Europe

Chamonix: Paradise of the Ski Lovers

A skier carving down a ski run in the European Alps, snow-capped mountains and cloud-covered valleys in the background.

Chamonix is one of the very popular and oldest ski resorts. Because of its elevation, this beautiful area has a humid continental climate with over 1,280mm of average annual precipitation and has very cold and snowy waters. So the site is most ideal for winter sports and mount Blanc attracts mountain climbers, as well as Chamonix, which has 3 separate areas for ski lovers. This stunning snowy area has one of the highest cable cars in the world and recorded its height as 3,842m; it is still identified as the world’s highest vertical ascent cable car.

Winter landscape of Mont Blanc from Colombaz, Les Contamines, Chamonix, France

The Pont du Gard

Three-tiered aqueduct Pont du Gard was built in Roman times on the river Gardon. Around the bridge is a magnificent natural park. Provence, spring sunny day

You can visit superb Roman sites in southern France, but the UNESCO world heritage site named Pont du Gard is always at top of the list. It is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge, that was built to carry 20,000 cubic meters of water over 50 kilometers per day in the first century AD. It is considered the highest bridge of all Roman aqueduct bridges. This special historical monument has been an attractive tourist destination for centuries, and today it is one of France’s top five tourist destinations with over 1.4 million visitors annually.

Pont du Gard’s three-tiered aqueduct was built in Roman times on the river Gardon. Provence summer day.

The Chateaux of the Loire Valley: The Garden of France

Chenonceaux, France – 1 May 2019: Chateau de Chenonceau is a French castle spanning the River Cher near Chenonceaux village

Loire Valley is 280 km long valley, stretching from sully-Sur-Loire to Chalonnes-Sur-Loire in Anjou, listed as one of the largest UNESCO sites in the world. Majestic castles are scattered over the densely forested Loire Valley remained you a beautiful background of a fairy tale. This incredible cultural heritage site was built by the kings of France during the 15th and 16th centuries, to enjoy this scenic environment. The number of Chateaux in the Loire Valley exceeds three hundred and many of the Chateaux were built on hilltops and one and only Chateaux de Montoreau was built on the river bed.

Chambord, France – August 18, 2015: Panoramic view of Chambord Castle at sunset. Built as a hunting lodge for King Francois I, between 1519 and 1539, this castle is the largest and most frequented in the Loire Valley.

Provence: Land of Lavender

Sun is setting over a beautiful purple lavender field in Valensole. Provence, France

Lavender fields are another beautiful and magnificent place in France and everyone can experience and enjoy the splendor of the heavenly fragrance of these unending Lavender fields. These lovely flowers can be seen almost everywhere and create one of the most scenic and stunning landscapes during summer. The fields are open on Sundays from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. if you want to go for a day trip during the summer.

Endless lavender field with little shed and flying hot air balloon at a sunrise time in Valensole, Provence, France

This historical site is located in south-eastern France, bounded on the west by the lower Rhone, on the east by the Italian border, and on the south by the Mediterranean Sea. The Rhone River, which flows through Provence and is regarded as one of France’s major rivers, as well as the Sault Plateau, Valensole Plateau, and the Luberon Valley, are some of Provence’s attractive sites.

Gorges du Verdon: The Grand Canyon of France

Verdon, France – July 7, 2011: Climber clinging from the top of a cliff, on a warm summer day above the turquoise waters at Gorges du Verdon; tourist boats can be seen below.

The Verdon Gorge, also known as the Gorges du Verdon, is a 25-kilometer-long and 700-meter-deep river canyon in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’ Azur region of southern France. The Verdon River carved this turquoise-green River Canyon. The Verdon River flows into the Sainte-Croix Lake at the end of this lovely gorge. Tourists who enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and driving on the river flock to this breathtaking location. If you are a daring tourist, this absolutely breathtaking location should be on your bucket list.

St Croix lake and Verdon River, Provence, France.

Dune du Pilat: Tallest Sand Dune in Europe

The dune of pilat near Arcachon in Aquitaine, France

If you enjoy nature, you will undoubtedly enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views from the highest point on Dune du Pilat. This landmark location is in France’s Arcachon Bay, in the town of La Taste-de-Buch. Every year, almost one million tourists come to walk along the 2.7-kilometer-long ridge that runs parallel to the dazzling Atlantic Ocean. It’s a terrific area to enjoy some outdoor activities. Because there are five fantastic campsites, the sand dune is well-known among campers.

Dune du Pilat at sunrise Pyla-sur-Mer Arcachon France

Rocamadour: The Sacred Hilltop Village

Rocamadour Lot France

The Sacred Hilltop Village of Rocamadour is located in the Lot department, in the extreme north of France’s Occitanie region. This lovely village is ranked as France’s second most appealing tourist attraction. The hill appears to be made up of beautiful buildings and antique churches. The picturesque Alzou Canyon is dotted with historical sites, cliffs, and towers. The main stairway has 216 steps that lead to the eight church square. The most notable attraction here is Notre-Dame Chapel, often known as Miracle’s Chapel, which houses a 12th-century statue of the Black Virgin. Rocamadour’s holy history, sacred art, and natural surroundings will definitely revitalize your mind and soul.

Rocamadour – is one of the most beautiful and most visited medieval villages in France. It is situated in the Lot department in south-western France

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