PLACES TO SEE IN FRANCE : the best places to go and visit in France

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Best places to see in France

If you have a few weeks for visiting France, you must see Paris, of course, but you may also taste the gastronomy and enjoy the landscape of the South west of France and discover the sunny Riviera – Cote d’Azur and Provence

History lovers will enjoy the Loire Valley. And if you have a little more time, don’t miss the Mount Saint Michel.

So we suggest you these must-see places in France :

  1. Paris (at least 3 days)
  2. South West of France (at least 2 weeks)
  3. Southern France (at least 10 days)
  4. Loire Valley (5 days)
  5. Mount Saint Michel (2 days)

Paris

In Paris, you must spend at least 2 or 3 days and you HAVE to see :

Eiffel Tower

Champs Elysees, from Arc de Triomphe to place de la Concorde

Sacré coeur and butte Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, place Pigalle…

Latin quarter and Saint-Germain de Prés, pont des Arts…

Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle, ile saint-Louis, Pont Neuf…

Le Louvre museum

Orsay museum

Don’t forget that the best sightseeing of Paris is by walk and by boat from the Seine river itself : do not miss a cruise on the river boats (« bateaux Mouche ») at day or night.

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South West of France

The best time for visiting South West is probably in autumn (september or october). South west displays sandy beaches, gastronomy (goose and duck…), châteaux, manors, castles and vineyards. Don’t miss :

Bordeaux city and Bordeaux vineyards

Arcachon and Cap Ferret (our favorite!)

Basque country (Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz)

Dordogne and Perigord (Sarlat la Caneda…)

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The South of France

South east is a very sunny region, from march to october. Some nice places to see are :

Antibes and cap d’Antibes

Nice

Saint Tropez

Aix en Provence

Arles

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Loire valley

Loire valley is usually called « the garden of France » because of the sweet life kings of France experienced there. In Loire valley, you can still live almost like a king, visiting the Loire valley castles and tasting the Loire valley wine !

Most renowned castles of Loire valley are :

Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chambord

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Mount Saint Michael

In Normandy, the Mount Saint Michael is a jewel of architecture.

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