For most people who go to France, the first place they visit is normally Paris. But when it comes to France, there are many more places worth visiting and the ones which are my favourites are listed below. You really need to take your time visiting some of the wonderful parts of France to really see its true potential.
– Beynac is a feudal village that can be found along the banks of the Dordogne River. The movie Chocolat was filmed in part is this picturesque area so you may already have an idea of what it is like. There is a magnificent castle overlooking the area and it really is like something from a fairytale. You really are missing a truly spectacular area of France if you have never been here.
– Mont St Michel is on a tiny island that can be walked to when the tide is out. This island has some tiny cobbled streets which are amazing and the abbey is probably one of the most famous in the whole of France. If you really want to get the most from this fantastic location then you should come when there are not so many tourists.
– Right in the heart of the French Riviera lies Nice and this town has everything that you would expect from a coastal town. There are many outdoor cafes here where you can spend time relaxing or you can take some really lovely long walks. Nice was probably one of the first tourist destinations that there ever was and you will find that many tourists still come here every year.
– Alsace is a town which has been ruled by both France and Germany many times over the years and because of this you will find a unique blend of both cultures. The buildings in this town offer a look at what is possible when you mix European cultures together – it really is a special place.