Best places to visit in France

The best places to visit in France are Paris, Loire Valley’s castles, and The Côte d’Azur. There’s a good reason why France is often number one on lists of most popular tourist spots throughout the globe.

France’s irresistible allure lies in its winning combination of charming cities, breathtaking natural landscapes, a stunning coastline, and a unique culinary scene featuring some of the world’s finest food and wine. With affordable public transportation and an extensive network of highways, visitors can easily explore multiple regions. However, it’s equally tempting to stay in one location and immerse oneself in France’s seductive lifestyle.

I am trying to figure out what to do in France. Consider some of these popular spots if you’re looking for travel ideas.

The best time to visit France

April-May, June-August, and September-October are the best time to visit France.

Temperatures average between 61 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer and 32 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter.

Summertime temperatures may reach 29 °C, yet that’s still bearable for traveling between urban areas, mountain ranges, and rural areas.

Temperatures in the autumn range from around 16 degrees Celsius to about 25 degrees Celsius, and the landscape is alive with color as the leaves change.

France has Mediterranean weather in the south and wetter weather in the north. Most of the nation shuts down in August for southern sunlight.

What to do before visiting France

It’s a good idea to list must-see attractions in France before you go. Below are some tips to do:

How much time do you have to spend in France?

To fully enjoy France, take your time and savor daily rituals like people-watching over an apéro. For shorter trips, focus on a few cities or regions. Ten days allow for exploring highlights. Longer trips have endless possibilities.

Search for the cheapest plane tickets.

You can look for the best ticket prices on Google Flights or Skyscanner.

You’ll need a Visa to enter in France.

A visa to visit France is not required for citizens of countries that are members of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).

Visitors from the:

United States



New Zealand,


Hong Kong



South Korea and several Latin American countries do not need a visa to enter France for a short stay.

Check your passport.

Your passport’s validity date must be at least six months after your intended travel period.

Find Suitable Accommodation

You may find every kind of accommodation in France, from cheap hostels to five-star penthouses. Find a place to stay that suits your needs and budget.

You can use Booking, Airbnb, or get a tour package to find where to stay.

How to get around in France?

Use France’s excellent rail network, including TGV trains, for affordable and accessible travel between cities and towns.

Check out Seat61 for tips.

Avoid Paris’ severe traffic and limited parking using the city’s excellent public transportation system.

Or you can book rental cars.

Make a plan B when visiting France.

French grèves (strikes) might disturb your travel plans. So, stay tuned for the news.

 First impressions.

In France, first impressions are crucial. Always start an interaction with ‘bonjour’ or ‘bonsoir’ and end it with ‘au Revoir’ while using ‘merci’ to express gratitude.

Best places to visit in France

If you are going to France, you must check out the top attractions or the must-visit places in France. Here is the list of the best places you must visit in France.

Visit Paris

Make time to see some of Paris’ lesser-known landmarks as well as:

The Louvre

Musée d’Orsay

Eiffel Tower and;


Before visiting the 10th arrondissement’s antique stores, wander the Marais’ atmospheric alleyways and visit the free Musée Carnavalet and Musée Picasso.

Parc de Belleville in bustling Belleville offers stunning views of Paris. Follow the walkways surrounding the beautiful 19th-century Parc des Buttes-Chaumont for city-wide greenery.

Explore the Loire Valley’s castles by bike.

The Loire Valley’s gently sloping landscapes are perfect for cycling, notably on the Vélo Verte network.

Visit 42 luxurious chateaux, including:

The extravagant Chateau de Chenonceau and the more modest Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau on its island on the Indre River.

The rich paradise of Saint-Tropez

Visit Saint-Tropez for a taste of luxury, with designer boutiques, sandy beaches, and celebrity yacht-hopping.

Once a sleepy fishing village, it became a luxury land in the late 19th century thanks to artists like Paul Signac, Henri Matisse, and Albert Marquet.

See the original Rapunzel’s Tower in Mont Saint-Michel.

Mont Saint-Michel is a stunning, fairy-tale-like village in France, with a majestic abbey perched on a rocky island 600 meters off the coast of Normandy.

Its medieval monastery, narrow, winding streets, and timbered-framed houses make it a magical setting that inspired Disney’s Tangled movie.

Strasbourg and Alsace’s wine roads have fairy-tale beauty

Strasbourg’s ancient town on an island in the Ill is a half-timbered paradise.

Visit the Cathédrale Notre-Dame before resting on a café patio in Place du Marché Gayot. The Alsace Wine Route, France’s oldest, begins here. Alsace is France’s only wine-and-beer region.

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Source: Lonely Planet, The Guardian

The cover image is in Mont Saint-Michel, France. Photo by Alexandre Debièveon Unsplash.


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