The 10 most beautiful places in France

Sure, take a flight to Cancun or Bali is always dream … But if you stay in France you will also have beautiful places to discover!

To prove it, Bon Advisor takes you on a tour of the top 10 most beautiful places in France! (this list is, of course, not exhaustive)

Calanques, Mont-Saint-Michel, Eiffel Tower, pretty villages …  Discover with us the 10 most beautiful sites in France!

1. 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-Lautrec.

Source: isamiga76 (Flickr)

3. Mont-Saint-Michel – Normandy A
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mont-Saint-Michel is one of the most popular tourist sites 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.

Source Flickr – Author: Dariusz W

4. The Eiffel Tower – Paris
Built 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!

Source Flickr – Author Corentin Foucaut

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.

Source Flickr – Author: Pascal POGGI

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!

Flickr source – Author: Janine heurtoirfan

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.

Source: Flickr – Author: Diego López

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!

Source flickr – Author: veronika tumova

9. Queuille meander – Puy-de-Dôme
Perched more than 250m above sea level, the village of Queuille offers a spectacular view of the winding Sioule River. This is one of the most frequently used images to represent the Auvergne region and it is easy to understand why. Wow!

Source flickr – Author: hachd63

10. The Ocher Trail – Roussillon
No need to cross the Atlantic to discover a canyon with orange-red hues … Located in the Luberon, the Ocher Trail is a true geological curiosity and offers walkers an exceptional setting for hiking.

So, what did you think of this top 10 most beautiful places in France ?

Camille L.

Passionate about foreign languages, cooking and writing. I wish to share with you the places, the meetings and the gastronomic discoveries which gave relief to my travels.

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