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.
Everyone knows Normandy is famous for its place in WW2 history. Just the word Normandy evokes strong images of Allied troops storming the French coastline, especially for Americans who remember the young men fighting on Omaha beach. But what else is Normandy famous for? Charming villages, green countryside, and magnificent history is the answer. Although it is less thought of than the beautiful city of Paris, the glitz and glam of the French Riviera, the romantic aura of Provence, or the wine of Bordeaux, there is much more to discover beyond its reputation for war history. It even rivals those places mentioned with its culture and sites to visit. Read along and you will learn why Normandy should be on everyone’s bucket list.
The holy village of Rocamadour is located in the Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park, southwest of Padirac. Rocamadour is built on three levels, a historical and mythical location where ancient stone buildings, imposing towers, and a castle keep the flow from a precipice into the Alzou Canyon. Rocamadour is one of the top places to visit in France alongside the Eiffel Tower.
For most of us, traveling to Southern France evokes thoughts of idyllic seaside resorts, flowers blowing in breezes, and dining on exquisite seafood. World travelers often overlook the picturesque rice paddies, horses, bulls, and ecotourism. You can discover this special area with a visit to a region known as Camargue. This article shares what Camargue is known for and why it’s a must see area of Southern France.