France Top 10

5 Best Holiday Destinations in France

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5 Best Holiday Destinations in FranceLike3

5 Best Holiday Destinations in France

 

Famous for its cheeses and wines, France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, receiving about 82 million tourists annually. The historical cities, the beautiful countryside and the famous castles are some of the leading attractions in this country. In addition to that is the agreeable climate, a rich culture of foods and wines and excellent beaches which are also other leading tourist attractions. But what are the leading tourist destinations in France? Here is a look at the country’s 5 best holiday destinations.

By Kacie Jones

Paris

Paris is a French town that is in a category of its own. There is just so much to do and see in this French capital; monuments, world class museums and other attractions. Everyone who visits this city for the first time will probably have a punch list of major attractions to hit. From Notre Dame to the Louvre to Eiffel Tower. And if you love shopping, Paris is definitely your city!

Nice

Located on the French Riviera, the city of Nice has a lot to offer every visitor. From its renowned flower markets and enchanting beaches to its several art galleries and the old town, Nice is such a captivating place to explore. The city has a cosmopolitan Riviera vibe, and you will definitely enjoy exploring its restaurants and fashionable boutiques and its popular beaches.

Nice

Lyon

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Lyon has been in existence for over 2,000 years. It has an historic centre located between rivers Rhone and Saone and has one of Europe’s most extensive neighborhoods. With its first class shopping, vibrant theaters, antique markets and a range of interesting museums, Lyon has remained a popular area for tourists visiting France.

Lyon

Bordeaux

Controlled by the British for close to 300 years, Bordeaux is one of the most un-French cities in France. It is located in southwest France and boasts of many outstanding tourist attraction sites. What was once a sleepy city is now a thriving tourist destination for wine enthusiasts? This great old port city has a larger centre, dating back to the 17th century with outstanding monuments and fine art galleries. It has one of the highest university populations in France. The area around Bordeaux is one of the areas famous for vineyards in France.

Bordeaux

Marseille

As an ancient Mediterranean port, Marseille has a vibrant city center life, with La Canebiere being one of its main attractions. Other attractions worth seeing are the city’s numerous cathedrals as well as the mediaeval St. Laurent Church. Another attractive area worth visiting is the old port area Also, visitors can take guided boat trips to the historical fortress located on the d’lf, lying in the middle of the bay. While France’s biggest cities have plenty to offer tourists, the smaller cities also offer a wide variety of attractions for tourists. These are less cosmopolitan and easier to visit destinations.

Marseille

Author bio

Kacie Jones is a professional content writer and blogger from UK who shares her travel experiences. Her hobbies include travelling, trekking, Tech, Health, and cooking and she is currently working on a project Australia visa which provides visa service to enter into Australia.

 

Travel Junkie Diary

A bohemian traveler

One comment

  1. Traveoport says:

    Dubai is another paradise on earth. I love to visit there. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. Very informative and very good pictures.

Leave a Reply

Follow @ traveljunkiediary
  • I hope you find that place one day. Where the chaos inside is understood and your heart feels at home... no matter where you are. 💫
  • Lost and unlost... Lost and unlost... Over and over again. 
It was almost midnight, (Yes, this is how midnight looks like) where the sun never sets till sunrise, and we decided to climb up the hill to see where we actually anchored the boat, knowing this was a remote island.  The wind was pushing us back and forth and we kept losing balance, no tripod would ever stand-alone. Then, when we reached the top, both Dennis and I froze, dropped to the ground from the shock and suddenly we were numb. The light from the midnight sun reflected the mountains, the sea, the grass and the skies turned pink and purple!! All of a sudden I had a rush of emotions that I couldn’t hold inside of me and my eyes were filled with tears, mostly from the wind and mostly from not knowing how to deal with so much feelings. 
This was a reality I would always want to stay awake for. Then, @dennisstever pulled his camera and took my picture when I was in my moment and I’m so grateful for that!! @pukkatravels @travelwithtjd
  • They say, reality is a projection of your thoughts. I’ve dreamed about sailing north of the arctic for years... I never doubted for a second that it would not happen ‘one day’ but, nothing every prepared me for what I’m experiencing on this trip witnessing the magic of the midnight sun!! I’ve seen and felt things I never imagined existed or at least only on @natgeotravel magazines. This is the start of my 3 day journey sailing in the arctic! 💫

I’m also very excited to announce our new partnership with @pukkatravels for our next @travelwithtjd #TravelWithTJD in October and now, you can join me too! Information will be up tonight on the link in bio!
  • I know escapism is real to so many of us... but you can’t escape yourself and, travel won’t be the answer, so learn to love every single weakness and strength you have because no matter where you go, your thoughts go with you... nothing will disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. 💫
  • There is something so incredibly special and cozy about boutique hotels that I love so much... like @constancehotels - Do you prefer large resorts or boutique properties?
  • We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe... and most of us are breathing the best way we can... I think I’m ready to get back out there 💫
  • It’s the ‘have you seen the way he looks at her’ kind of love I have with you 💫
  • What do you see? It’s so easy to fall in love with landscapes and nature in Sweden. I know some of you have realized my insane fascination with Scandinavia but I just can’t help it. Maybe it’s because I am familiar with isolation and I embrace it so well... It keeps my creativity as fierce as ever and it never gets lonely. Maybe it’s because I love the adventure and photography so much... I’m not sure what it is. 
This is called The Mirrorcube - camouflaged mirrored walls reflecting the surrounding. I can’t wait to return!
  • This simply makes me smile! Happy Sunday everyone! Can you spot the baby giraffe? 😊
  • I’m sorting out my summer plans today and added Portugal again! I’m excited to be going back and exploring more landscapes, culture, food, sailing and the incredible nightlife! There is a whole article on my last trip and guides on my website! What are your summer plans?
  • I gave you a heart stronger than a thousand warriors... but it will take you years to learn that not everyone loves like you do... 💫
  • Not bad for a view outside my room window! She looks like she’s waiting for me to come out and play ☺️ - What do you think?