5 Best Cities to Explore in France

You have unearthed the correct post, on the off chance that you are planning your first trip to France, world’s top tourist destination. France is hard to describe in one single line because, it is stuffed, with a bounty of natural landscapes, exhibition halls, marvelous-architectural sights, and a variety of engineering ponders. That along with, fine-culinary-experiences pervading all across French territory. For the first time traveler, a trip to these 5-cities must evoke a wholesome French experience.

1. Paris – The Hot and Trendy Capital of France

Eiffel Tower Paris Welcome

In Paris, we were hopelessly-enamored by the lavish-world of perfumes, sweet-smelling cafe’s, plush eateries, cobblestoned boulevards, art galleries, and designated-drifting designs. Amongst the most-visited landmarks in Paris, explore the Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, Louver historical center, Notre-Dame house of God, Luxembourg Gardens, and Lido de Paris men’s club. Even though Paris is one-of-the-richest capitals of the world, it’s best-explored on a Segway or a cycle. For best tourism experience, ride along the Seine River, traditional boutique stores, or the expansive avenues. Alternatively, sail away on a Bateaux Parisiens cruise tour to soak in sea vibes and indulge in fresh seafood specialties.

2. Versailles – The Royal French Experience

A 40-minute train ride from Paris will introduce you to the stunning city of Versailles. Versailles is a city that protrudes, royal architecture, gastronomy wonders, soul-soothing-music, and almost magical ambiance at every corner! While, you are here, tour the Palace of Versailles, or the Royal Chateau de Versailles, as the French like to call it. Once King Louis XIV’s favorite abode, is today, Europe’s most beautiful Palace. Most importantly, the Palace of Versailles symbolizes boundless-power, wealth, and passion of the Royalties.

3. French Riviera – Experience the Shore Line Magic at Nice

French Rivera is synonymous with the shoreline exploration of France. A Mediterranean stretch that, treats one to extraordinary French panoramas. Wherein, Nice (pronounced ‘Niece’) is the certified queen of the Riviera! Nice is a timeless collection of innovative art museums, architectural designs, fabled promenades, and blue pebble beaches. We also drove down to Monaco where luxury cars were raging the roads, and the ones behind the wheels were some of the prominent Formula One drivers! In French Riveria, stay at the Chateaus, drive the coastal-roads, and go hiking in the red rock mountain countryside.

4. Lourdes – The Religious Pilgrimage Destination

Another fascinating city to explore in France is the busy junction of the Lourdes. Lourdes is France’s religious or pilgrimage destination during most months. Globally famous for it’s holy and healing waters, Lourdes attracts believers, who take praying baths to heal. If magical healing appeals to you then you ‘certainly’ can’t-miss this city.

5. Provence – The Extraordinary Light and Landscape

Last but not least, if traveling to France then Provence is yet another great city, to consider, staying in. Enclosed by the palm-fringed Mediterranean Sea, and Rhone River stretching all the way to Italy, Provence was the first Roman province of its time. At that time, it was called ‘Provincia Romana,’ and only in the late fourteenth century, did the kingdom transform into Provence of the French Royalty. Regardless the beauty of Provence is best-highlighted by the peak of Mont Ventoux, lavender fields, cherry orchards, and landmarks such as the Marseille (an ancient port with museums) and the Nimes amphitheaters. 

Insider’s Tips: Use the Yellow narrative maps instead of using the GPS tracker. Don’t Leave Valuables in your rental car, don’t fall for the “Ring Trick” and above all, drink tap water as French do. Vive la France!

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