Did you know that there is an official list of the most beautiful villages of France? As French travel experts who have visited many of these, there is one in the Dordogne region that we feel should be somewhere at the top of the list. It is no other than Sarlat-la-Canéda, a place which embodies all that your French countryside village dreams are made of.
Bordeaux, one of France’s most renowned wine-producing areas, is unquestionably the country’s most beautiful city. Unsurprisingly, given its status as the capital of New Aquitaine, it is well known for its good wine. Although there are many excellent wineries to see and taste, that’s not all the region has to offer. Thanks to pedestrian-only zones and Place des Quinconces, the largest public plaza in France, the entire city is quite walkable. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the docks and port from the 17-arched Stone Bridge, which spans the Garonne.
Rocamadour, a breathtaking medieval pilgrimage site perched on a limestone cliff in southwestern France, has been a compelling destination for pilgrims throughout the centuries. Notable figures, including kings Henri II Plantagenet of England in 1159, Louis IX of France in 1244, and Philip IV Le Bel of France in 1304, were drawn to this holy site, captivated by its rich collection of relics, enduring legends and miraculous stories.