If you are going to France then you must check out the top attractions or the must-visit places in France. Here is the list of top places you must visit once you go to France.
1. Paris & Versailles
Obviously, once you entre france you can’t be skipping Paris and most importantly Eiffel tower. Other charms of Paris are its atmospheric medieval quarters and graceful boulevards. Quintessential tourist experiences include shopping at bookshops in the Latin Quarter, strolling the Champs-Elysées, and people-watching from a sidewalk café terrace on the Boulevard Saint-Germain-de-Prés.
To see one of the country’s most impressive palaces, tourists can take a 30-minute train ride from Paris to Versailles.
2. The Flower Valley of Provence
The Provence includes the French Riviera and is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language (Provençal). In contrast to the grey skies of Paris and northern France, Provence basks under the Mediterranean sun. This alluring countryside has a rugged and earthy appeal. The rolling hills are covered with a patchwork of small farms, olive groves, sunflowers, and lavender fields. The air is fragrant with the aroma of rosemary, sage, and thyme, herbs that grow in abundance and are used in the local cuisine. In this dreamy landscape, Impressionist painters found inspiration to create vibrant works of art.
3. The Côte d’Azur
The Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) is a glamorous stretch of Mediterranean coastline named for its deep azure-blue waters. The skies are often a mesmerizing cerulean hue as well, thanks to the sunny weather most of the year in this area of southern France.
The Côte d’Azur begins at Saint-Tropez (overlapping with the Provence region) and extends all the way to Menton, less than 30 kilometers from the border with Italy. The Côte d’Azur became popular with the British as a wintertime resort in the 1820s. Nowadays, it’s a bustling (and crowded) summer vacation destination. Spring and autumn bring milder weather and a quieter, more relaxing atmosphere.
4. Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy
In the quaint pastoral region of Normandy, a landscape of apple orchards, woodlands, and cow pastures dotted with historic castles and picture-perfect towns, Mont Saint-Michel is among France’s top tourist attractions and is number one on a list of Normandy travel destinations.
Known as “The Heavenly Jerusalem” and the “Pyramid of the Seas,” this little rocky islet off the coast of Normandy boasts a UNESCO-listed abbey built between the 11th and 13th-centuries. The exquisite Gothic abbey church was an important medieval pilgrimage site. Modern-day pilgrims still make the journey here, crossing the Bay of Saint-Michel by foot at low tide.
5. The Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Like the scene of a fairy tale, the Loire Valley is a lush, forested landscape dotted with magnificent castles along the gently flowing Loire River. Stretching for 280 kilometers, from Sully-sur-Loire to Chalonnes-sur-Loire in Anjou, the Loire Valley is the largest UNESCO-listed site in France. The region boasts an incredibly rich cultural heritage. During the 15th and 16th centuries, France’s kings built sumptuous country retreats here purely for entertainment and enjoyment.
Post By: Shubham Sharma