The most beautiful places in France to discover without waiting
The cliffs of Etretat – Upper Normandy
Located in the department of Seine-Maritime, the cliffs of Etretat have always inspired artists including painters Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet. The singular shapes of the limestone cliffs throwing themselves into the sea, the narrow pebble beaches but also the greenery of the lawns which overhang them create indeed a unique landscape of its kind.
2. The Bay of Somme – Picardy
Extending over nearly 70 km², the Bay of Somme is a true natural reserve of great ecological and particularly ornithological wealth. As part of the “World’s Most Beautiful Bays Club” alongside Halong Bay and San Francisco Bay, she has also inspired many painters such as Edgar Degas and Toulouse-Lautre
3. Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy A
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mont Saint-Michel is the most popular tourist site in Normandy and one of the most popular in France. Erected on a rocky island in the heart of a beautiful bay, this site is one of the most emblematic of our country.
4. The Eiffel Tower – Paris
uilt between 1887 and 1889 on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of Paris, the Eiffel Tower was originally to be dismantled. Today considered as the architectural symbol of France, it welcomes each year more than 7 million visitors. A must if you go to Paris!
5. The creeks of Marseille – Bouches du Rhône
Typical of the Mediterranean, the creeks are particular geological formations partly submerged by the sea. It is in the region of Marseille that you will find the most beautiful examples, and in particular the Calanque de Sormiou, the Calanque of Sugiton, or the Calanque of Morgiou. The ideal to discover them? A boat trip from the Old Port of Marseille.
6. The Palace of Versailles – Paris Area
Former residence of the Kings of France and more particularly of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest examples of architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and French gardens. Do not miss to visit it if you are in the Paris region!
7. The dune of Pilat – Gironde
Located at the entrance of the Arcachon basin, the dune of Pilat is with its 110.9m the highest dune of Europe. A true wonder of nature, it attracts nearly two million visitors every year.
8. The desert of Agriates – Corsica
Wedged between the Mediterranean Sea on one side, and the mountain of Serra di Tenda, on the other, the desert of Agriates is not desert at all! It is instead occupied by typical Mediterranean vegetation and is home to beautiful beaches and coves with translucent water. Located in the north of Corsica, it is one of the most beautiful sites of the island!
9.The sea of ice, Chamonix
With 5km long and 200m thick, the Mer de Glace is the largest glacier in France ! To discover on site: the ice grotto hand-cut each year and the Glaciorium, educational and fun center
Also called the “blue lake” for its beautiful color, Lake Annecy, of glacial origin, was formed 18,000 years ago. It is fed by no less than 7 streams including an underwater source. We discover it on foot or by bike on the 40 kilometers of its perimeter, on the water by boat, canoe, pedalo, or even Stand Up Paddle, even in the air, paragliding!