When it comes to France, there is just so much to see and do for international travelers that it can be a bit overwhelming. In between sipping wine, tasting some traditional delicacies, and getting that perfect shot for your family back home, you don’t want to have to worry about planning to see it all. That’s why I’ve made this list of some of my favorite cities in France for you to tick off your list.
You simply can’t go to France without visiting Paris, one of the most stunning cities in this country. Here you have to tick off a few of the main tourist attractions; the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the cathedral of Notre Dame. Immerse yourself among the French culture, purchase some local bread, cheese and wine and enjoy an afternoon picnicking underneath the cities most monumental landmark!
The beautiful beachside town of Nice is incredibly desirable to both local and international travellers. This area is somewhat of a magnet for sun lovers and high rollers, will close proximity to Monte Carlo. With outstanding historical architecture, a load of awesome restaurants all within walking distance from the beach, this is the perfect summer destination! If you can’t get here in the warmer months, don’t fret because Nice gets a bucketload of sunshine all year round.
If you are after a glamorous experience with a chateau fit for a queen then you should make your way to Chambord. Located in the fabulous Loire Valley, the Chateau de Chambord is not to be missed. Hosting an enormous 400 rooms, you will get a look into the classic French countryside. Be sure to pack your camera because you’ll want a pic of this on your Instagram.
With a reputation that claims Lyon is the gourmet capital of France, this destination is a must for all foodies. You don’t have to head to the Michelin star restaurants to find quality, traditional meals here in Lyon, there are plenty of local eateries that offer great meals and affordable prices. Located only four hours from Paris, Lyon is really easy to get to via public transport so make your way to Lyon on your next trip to France.
Maybe not as well known, however the utterly beautiful Marseille should be on the top of every traveller’s bucket list. One of Europe’s oldest cities, Marseille is a major Mediterranean seaport located on the south coast of France, the town is boasting with Roman ruins, medieval architecture and a bunch of cultural history! A must for all those history buffs that love a little time in the sun!
France is a beautiful country, with plenty to explore. Sometimes it can all seem a bit much so it is often best to book yourself a cheap Europe tour. There are some great tours offering some of the places I mentioned above and more so it’s worth doing your research and finding something that works for you!