Traveling is a wonderful experience that will allow you to create life lasting memories. It can also be a tiring and stressful experience if you are not prepared. Here are 10 tips to help you have a smooth vacation in France.
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.
France is a country that is celebrated for its picturesque landscapes, rich history, and beautiful architecture. While the vibrant cities of Paris, Nice, and Lyon are some of the top tourist destinations, an abundance of hidden gems is scattered throughout the country. These quaint and charming French villages are just as breathtaking as the famous cities, but offer a glimpse into a slower-paced way of life steeped in tradition and history. Whether seeking a peaceful getaway or a cultural adventure, France’s villages offer something for everyone.
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.