5 Places You Definitely Have To Visit In France

France has so many places to visit that sometimes it may be even hard to decide where to go for your next travel. No wonder, France is leading the list of the most visited countries in the world with the number of more than 16 million of tourists every year. Sounds impressive! With its sea sides, ocean, high mountains, endless beaches, perfect wines and foods, art and culture, France seems to be a great destination for your next trip! But... with such a variety of choices, where to go? We are here to help you, read our list of 5 places that you definitely have to visit in France!

1. Paris

How not to start our list with Paris! It may be not enough a life to discover this city and not enough a book to describe it. But even if you have only a few days in the French capital, you still have enough time to feel its greatness and chic atmosphere. Paris is the city of romantic love, high fashion, and artistic environment! Paris has hundreds of exciting sites that you will like and that are worth seeing. And of course, moving from one site to another, don’t forget to enjoy gourmet French food and its excellent wines, as you will not find any other place in the world better for such a hedonistic life.

2. Strasbourg

Strasbourg is a lovely, beautiful, cozy and charming city in northeastern France. The old city centre of Strasbourg, the Grande Île (Grand Island), was listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. For the first time in history, such an honour was placed on an entire city centre, and not only to one specific site! So for sure, a lot of interesting and exciting things are waiting here for you!

3. Cannes

Located on the French Riviera, Cannes is a synonym of beauty, glamour, fame and luxury. At each step, you will see here expensive hotels, cars, yachts, Hollywood and European celebrities, impressive buildings, restaurants and villas. However, this is not the main attraction of the city! Every year it also holds a lot of events, shows and festivals, including such famous as The Cannes Film Festival, which is held annually in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès since 1946; and The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the most prestigious event in the field of advertising.

4. Marseille

Marseille is a heart of the South France and the second biggest city of the country after Paris. It has old history, rich culture, dynamic modern life and all other necessary components for creating the unforgettable memories of your perfect trip. years ago, it was the main trade port of the French Empire. And as all other port cities in different parts of the world, it was built gorgeous and attractive, so all the visitors could see its beauty at the same moment when they just arrive to the city. But even being a big and important city, Marseille has a great Mediterranean coast, with endless sandy beaches and turquoise water. Want to have it all? Then start planning your trip to Marseille!

5. Bordeaux

Bordeaux is another beautiful port city in southwestern France. Part of the city belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century. However, one of the things that attract more and more tourists and professionals every year is that Bordeaux is one of the major world's wine industry capitals. The tradition of wine making in the region comes from the 8th century, and its wines are recognized on the highest level all over the world. Visit the city and its surroundings to find your favourite ones!

Conclusion

Wherever you choose to go, don't be afraid to go off the beaten path. Explore France in your own unique way and experience all of its wonders and beauties! In this list we mentioned big cities and region capitals, but you know that sometimes even the smallest village can you surprise you the most!

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Kate Makogon
Traveler and adventure seeker. Expert in travelling in Europe. Foodie and art lover. Can't stop wondering the beauty of this world.