France is such a diverse country to explore, with many exciting sights to see and opportunities to experience. From the famous Eiffel Tower to the rolling hills of Provence’s awe-inspiring countryside, France has something for everyone. So no matter if you’re traveling to Europe with your kids, or you’re embarking on a romantic weekend away, here are the best 5 places to visit!
Traveling to France from the UK is relatively easy via plane, train, boat, or car. Establishing which area of France you want to visit will be advantageous as the country is quite large and if you’re planning to hire a car, you may find some attractions are several hours away from your location via road. Before traveling, think about all the places you wish to visit and find yourself some good accommodation in an area to ensure you can easily travel to your bucket list destinations in France. I recommend using eBooking to secure yourself the perfect hotel in the best area for you as it’s so easy to use and gives you the best prices and hotels around.
Before you go booking your hotel, take a look at these 5 bucket list destinations in France. These are some of the most popular and well-loved destinations in France, so be sure to add them to your itinerary.
Paris has a rich history, and as such, is full to the brim with exciting destinations that are perfect for your bucket list. There are so many places in Paris that I think are worth a visit, but in particular, I’d recommend the following:
- Notre-Dame Cathedral
- The Lourve
- The Eiffel Tower
- The Paris Catacombs
If you’re interested in exploring Paris, take a look at this blog post that I have written previously: 10 Places To Go WhenYou Visit Paris.
The French Riviera
The French Riviera, or as the French call it, the Côte d’Azur, is a glamorous stretch of the coastline. Named after the famous azure-blue water, this area of southern France makes for an amazing bucket list destination in France. For a taste of the Mediterranean, the Côte d’Azur delivers clear blue skies, crystal clear waters, and sunny weather throughout most of the year.
This area of France has something for everyone. Nice is a picturesque town with stunning cobblestone walkways and plenty of art museums to wander. There are quite a few destinations that are within driving distance from Nice, including waterfront villas and more museums. For a taste of the good life, take a trip into Cannes and soak in the glamorous beachfront promenade, treat yourself to a luxury hotel spa day, or try some of the finest cuisines in Cannes upscale restaurants.
The highlight of France’s Normandy region is this unmissable tourist attraction. Amid the apple orchards and woodlands, lies one of the most awe-inspiring sights in France. The UNESCO listed Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel sits atop it’s hill overlooking the picture-perfect towns that surround it. Just like the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the abbey is considered a marvel of Gothic architecture and oozes historic charm.
Mont Saint-Michel was once an important location for those pilgrimaging on the “Way Of Saint James” route to Spain. The historical importance of this stunning abbey has not been lost and many modern-day pilgrims still make the journey there.
In order to reach the Mont Saint-Michel abbey, you must cross the Bay of Saint-Michel by foot during low tide.
The French Alps
Get ready to see some of the most awe-inspiring natural scenery in the world. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Europe, with its iconic snowy peak sitting at 4,810 metres.
During the summer, the French Alps is a beautiful bucket list destination in France to visit. The area attracts many tourists looking to enjoy the beautiful scenery, including the peaceful valleys, crystal clear waters, dramatic waterfalls, and thick pine forests. There’s so much to do in the French Alps, however, it’s especially appealing for winter sports enthusiasts due to its fantastic skiing and snowboarding scene. Of course, there’s more the French Alps than skiing and snowboarding, other delights include dog sled rides, traditional horse-drawn carriages, and ice skating.
The Region Of Provence
For a real taste of the Mediterranean, head down to the charming region of Provence. This rural area is made up of a patchwork of sunflower fields, olive groves, farms, and lavender fields. Within the hedgerows, you’ll catch the familiar scent of sage, thyme, rosemary, and other fragrant herbs that are used in abundance by the locals. The Mediterranean sunshine, combined with the quaint, rugged appeal of this area of France makes for the ultimate dreamy getaway in France.