When you are thinking about to discover France and its beautiful places, you start dreaming about walking hand in hand along the Seine and admire the illuminated Eiffel Tower at night. Or hiking in the Pyrenees, stopping by at the beautiful Atlantic coast to relax on the beaches. Last not least gather herbs in the Provence or visit Corsica and discover the beautiful rough mountains.
Enjoy the culture and cuisine of the region
From Breton oysters to coq au vin from Bourgogne to tarte flambée from Alsace, the choices of matching wines and romantic backgrounds are endless.
The country is so culturally, scenically and culinary diverse, you can enjoy all of it almost anywhere.
But two areas are particularly recommended:
The Loire Valley, with its towns, castles and gardens such as Chambord, Villandry and Chaumont-sur-Loire. Discover the wineries known for their delicious sparkling wines that can easily compete with champagne.
Nantes, the capital of the Loire region, prides itself on being “France’s most creative city,” and it certainly delights with urban vegetable gardens, great cafés and restaurants, great cafés and restaurants, great cafés and restaurants, contemporary art art on every corner. Visitors to the interactive art park Les Machines de l’île are immersed in fantastic worlds inspired by Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci.
For example the twelve-meter-tall “Great Elephant,” a movable sculpture made of 50 tons of steel, transports up to 52 visitors around the site.
Another amazing sight is the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region, which is still relatively unknown in most parts. Its nature reserves and mountain ranges are ideal for hiking with few other people.