Who has not dreamed of one day visiting France? This elegant European country is notorious for capturing the hearts of anyone who sets foot in its stunning streets.
Those who have joined France group tours in the past have for sure seen (and gawked at) the Eiffel Tower, perhaps the most iconic structure in the country. Another one of the most popular and well-loved France travel destinations is the Louvre Museum, housing some of the most important masterpieces in the world. Finally, the Palace of Versailles is also another attraction that you ought not to miss, along with the “Arc de Triomphe” and the Seine.
However, there is more to France than the above attractions. See gorgeous fairy tale castles, picture-perfect villages, and towering cathedrals. Below are less touristy destinations you can check out on your next trip to France.
France Highlights and Features
1. Taste the best oyster in Cancale
A vacation in France is not complete without a gastronomic element. Hence, begin your off-the-beaten-path adventure with a visit to the picturesque port town of Cancale. More than anything, Cancale is known for its “oyster culture.” In fact, it is said to be the oyster capital of the world. Louis XIV even had his oysters delivered to Versailles from Cancale. Aside from oysters, Cancale is also home to some of the best seafood restaurants in Europe.
2. Discover a French island only a few people know about
Located right next to the Côte d’Azur, Porquerolles is home to only 200 people. In fact, this seaside town is not visited by a lot of people because many are not aware that it actually exists. The remoteness allows the island to flourish so naturally. It is indeed one of the most pristine places in France offering gorgeous, jaw-dropping beaches. The good news is, this island will most likely retain its natural beauty after the government bought it in its entirety to protect it from overdevelopment. So if you want peace and solitude, without compromising the views, make sure to include this island in your list.
3. Climb the only “skyscraper” within Paris city walls
Now back in Paris, get a glimpse of the stunning city including the Eiffel Tower. The Montparnasse Tower is the perfect spot for those on a Paris photography adventure and are looking for a way to capture the Parisian skyline. Take the elevator to the 59th floor where you are greeted by less crowds and the most incredible panoramic views of Paris. After, head over to the swanky restaurant le Ciel de Paris (or “the Paris sky”) for a delicious meal overlooking the City of Love. During winter, they install an ice skating rink at the top of the tower. Now that is a winter wonderland worth experiencing.
France is indeed a beautiful and eclectic country that is worthy to be on everyone’s travel bucket list. It offers just the perfect mix of culture, history, adventure, and of course, romance.
Join our France group tours and get ready to fall in love with this European travel superstar.