I was very excited to take my first trip to Paris. In fact, I could hardly wait! I began my journey by sightseeing the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre in a city bus. After going through a gate I climbed up a staircase and stood at the top in front of a panoramic view. Looking over the water,

Paris is a must when traveling throughout France. However, if you have the time to explore the rest of country as well, I highly recommend it!

From the turquoise shores of the French Riviera to the lavender fields of Provence, every region has its own treasures.

Here are 10 incredible places to visit in France that aren’t Paris!

French Riviera

The south of France is one of the best places in the world to go on a road trip. Start your journey by boarding a train or flying into Cannes. From Cannes, you can also take a ferry to the picturesque beaches along the Côte d’Azur coastline. For your next stop, drive

Rent a car when you want to explore Cannes Nice Saint-Tropez and beyond on a dream coastal road trip.

Lyon

You probably already know that many people consider France to have some of the best food in the entire world. But where do the French foodies go for the ultimate indulgence? Lyon of course, being the city with thousands of restaurants, is a popular choice. While there are many reasons to visit Lyon, one reason stands out above all others: well A sharp mind with a superb command of French is operating at a whole new level here!

Brittany

Find adventure on this rugged coastline. Follow the dramatic coastline then cut into the lush forest. Fill up on the fresh catch that the local fishermen bring in every morning before you head back to Paris. It feels like a completely different place when compared with the hustle and bustle of Paris.

This rugged peninsula of France is an attractive destination.

Château de Chambord, Chambord

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is one of the top destinations in the French countryside for its chic chateaus and castles.

In the heart of France you can discover a fairy tale setting. In its uniquely unique culture the entire Loire Valley is actually a Unesco World Heritage Site. Wander the opulent estates, sample the local wines, and dive into cities for a taste of everything from fine cuisine to live music. life in Orleaans, Tours, and Angers.

Normandy

Explore the colorful and vibrant history and old cities of this northern French region.

An absolute must for WWII history buffs the gorgeous countryside offers a look into the quiet towns of the Northern Region.

A world away from the posh international scene of southern Normandy, you will see the real French culture.

Marseille

On the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, I had an extraordinary 48 hours in Marseille. This ancient port town is one of Europe’s oldest cities. For generations it has been a melting pot: a colorful blend of cultures and races. It’s a world away from the polished records of Cannes or St

If you’re looking to leave resort life behind, add Marseille to your list. Original: Today I’m going to tell you how to play the game of soccer. First, grab a ball and run across the field in front of the goal. Then, toss the ball onto the opponent’s

Bordeaux

My fellow wine lovers already have this region at the very top of their bucket lists.

In the Left Bank and Right Bank, you’ll find a great selection of wine tours. You’ll be spoiled for choice at every stop, but don’t be so quick to leave town!

Bordeaux is a beautiful town with so much to see. Make sure you plan at least a day or two for your visit before you pop the cork!

Strasbourg

Strasbourg is the largest city in the Grand Est region of eastern France. It sits just across from Germany, and its famous cathedral is one of the most beautiful in Europe.

This proximity has created a dynamic cultural fusion that gives you the best of both worlds. Visit the astronomical clock and then take in the stunning views of the Rhine River.

From Strasbourg, take a hop to nearby Colmar. Wander the cobblestone streets and enjoy the medieval and early Renaissance architecture of this city.

Verdon Gorge

Provence

I was on a mission to find sunflower and lavender fields in Provence. I fell in love with the region and its colorful surroundings.

The intoxicating aromas and vibrant colors of the local flora will give you a sense of true peace. Enjoy the wide open fields as you stroll through the countryside.

As a child, I spent many sunny days making friends with my local flowers. As time passed, I realized it was time to make better use of my free time. So when I had the chance to visit Verdon Gorge, I knew this would be an excellent place to spend the day in nature.

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Biarritz

The well-known Basque region of Spain may steal the show, but its French counterpart’s beautiful coast is equally worth exploring. A popular haunt for nineteenth-century royals, this place has a charming old-school charm.

Start off by visiting the elegant seaside cafes, boutiques, and restaurants. Then head over to the footbridge for a scenic view of the Bay of Biscay. You’ll never forget it!