Travelers around the world,
For those of you who are going to visit France in the future or for anybody needing a bit of guidance deciding where to visit, we have 5 spots you won’t want to miss.
Paris. Yes, it’s incredibly obvious that you need to see Paris when traveling to France. Shown above you can see a picture of the outstanding Eiffel Tower.Take a trip up the Eiffel Tower for an awesome view of the city. But Paris has much, much more to it than the Eiffel Tower.
If you’re into art or a once in a lifetime type of museum, you’re going to want to visit The Louvre. Into history? Check out Notre Dame to see arguably the most spectacular cathedral in the world. (P.S – take the walk up the tower, it’s worth it). Some other great spots to visit in Paris are Versailles Palace, the Catacombs, and Arc de Triomphe. If you have some time, take a walk around the city. You will see people from all around the world, experience more of the culture, and you might even see some amazing street performers.
Don’t forget to try the local food stores in Paris! If you’re coming from anywhere outside of Europe, go look at their McDonald’s menu and compare it to yours back home.
We suggest you reach out to a travel agent and do guided tours when possible. Remember that although you are visiting, safety should come first. We recommend this for any city that’s foreign to you. Paris is a beautiful city, but just like any other city in the world, there will some (not many) people who are not upstanding citizens. Always travel with safety in mind.
If you want to see more of what Paris has to offer, check out U.S News’ article here.
Bordeaux. Some may say it’s known for wine, others may say it’s known for its history. We just think it’s a great place to visit.
Here are some places you’re going to love taking pictures at:
La Grosse Cloche (old mid evil town hall with a history bell and a nice little area to visit). The link above has a translation option for several languages at the top of the page.
Bordeaux Cathedral (a history of royalty).
Grande Theatre de Bordeaux (music, dancing, performance, and the outside is surrounded by some pretty cool statues you won’t want to miss).
Place de la Bourse (probably the most photogenic place you can visit, night or day).
We only gave you 4 to start with. The Crazy Tourist has a great article with 11 more places you can visit. Check that out right here.
Nice. You read it right. Nice, France is absolutely a place you need to visit when traveling to France.
The beaches, the old town, museums, sightseeing, the food, the culture… everything you want in a city. People often think they can visit Nice in one day, we suggest otherwise. The beach (although amazing) is only one part of what this city has to offer.
Check out these two articles from U.S News and The Crazy Tourist (some of our favorite travel sites) to see specifically, what Nice has to offer.
You’re going to want to get pictures of the beautiful ocean, Promenade des Anglais, and Castle Hill for sure.
Aix en Provence. If you really want to immerse yourself in French culture, go here. Unlike Paris, things move a bit slower here. Aix en Provence is filled with museums, markets, and plenty of places to eat and relax.
La Grande Marche (markets on markets on markets).
Mont Sainte-Victoire (you’ve seen mountains before, but have you seen this one?).
Cours Mirabeau (relax, meet new people, try new foods, sit down for a drink).
If you’re looking for a different type of scene, Aix en Provence will seem less touristy and more like you are one with the French. We think this is a great place to try out the French you’ve been studying because the people are generally pleasant. Here is more of what you can do in Aix en Provence.
So there you have it. Four AMAZING places to check out when visiting France. Now, we only gave you four. The reality is, it’s a beautiful country with tons of history and culture to experience. There is much more to see than just four awesome locations.
Have any more place you think people should visit? Comment below and let the readers know! The writers here at Infinity Intuition know France as visitors rather than citizens. We would love to hear from those living in France for more ideas on what tourists should visit!
Until next time,