5 Best Places to Visit in France – 2018

5 Best Places to Visit in France – 2018

There are so many different and gorgeous places to visit in France it would take a life-time to see it all.  France offers romantic rivers, beautiful quaint villages, charming towns, and fabulous food, and cafes along the way.

I have put together my list of the 5 best places to visit in France in 2018; each place is unique, different, and wonderful.

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5 |  Marseille

Marseille France

Marseille is one of Europe’s oldest cities.  It’s also France’s second largest city.  There’s plenty to see and do in Marseilles, from Roman ruins to medieval architecture and wonderful cafes, restaurants and vibrant harbor.

The old port is lined with wonderful shops, restaurants and bars.

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4 |  Loire Valley

Loire Valley, France

The Loire Valley is in the center of France.  Some of the most famous chateaux are located here, including Chambord, Amboise, Chenonceau, Rivau and Chinon.

There are picturesque vineyards and historic villages in this region of France.  The Loire Valley is along the Loire River and there are beautiful villages along the river.

Loire Valley, France

Tours is a very charming city in the Loire Valley near the famous castles.  There are several museums, shops, and restaurants to see.

Don’t miss the Medieval buildings at Place Plumereau, 15th century Gothic Cathedral, or Place Jean Jaurès.

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3 |  Nice

Nice, France

How could you go to France and not go to the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur)?

The French Riviera is the playground for the rich and famous.

The Riviera is famous for St. Tropez, Monaco, the Cannes Film Festival and lesser known places like the village Eze that is perched on top of a mountain, and Saint-Paul de Vence.

Here you can gawk at the mega-yachts, and luxurious multi-million dollar cars to the likes of the Lamborghini, Bentley, Ferrari, and Bugatti.

Nice is a wonderful place to spend a holiday with a touch of luxury.  Enjoy the streets of the Old Town, walk through Promenade des Anglais or enjoy the beach and sea.

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2 |  Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is a jewel, a must-see town in Normandy, France.  It has only 50 residents.  It is an island with narrow cobblestone streets, quaint shops, outside vendors and the abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is a popular destination.  The buses have to time their entry on and off the island due to the tides.

The roads leading up to Mont Saint-Michel offer an amazing view of the island.  It is quite impressive.

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1 |  Paris

Mont Saint Michel France

Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world.  From the street-side cafes, to the french croissants (Yum!), to the Seine river, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre (Mona Lisa), Musee d’Orsay, Ile de la Cité, Arc de Triomphe, Versailles, Moulin Rouge and on and on..… All this is in Paris!

One of the best ways to see Paris is with the hop on hop off buses.   They offer various tours around Paris and even some boat rides on the Seine river.

Another way to see Paris is through Viator tours which offer tours in and around Paris, tickets, activities & things to do.  They also offer some amazing trips from Paris to such places like Normandy and the Loire Valley.

There’s so much to say about Paris.  It’s so nice to just sit in a little cafe and take in the historic gorgeous buildings, the wonderful architecture, the amazing roofs, the ambiance, the fact that you are in Paris – go and enjoy!

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Mona Lisa, Paris, France

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