The phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words” was made famous by American newspaper editor, Arthur Brisbane, back in 1911. What he actually said was, “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” Instead of writing about the top 10 places to visit in France, here the photos speak for themselves and will make you want to visit France yourself.
Paris is the only place where walking around aimlessly is the best destination. Everywhere is a potential feast for the eyes and an education in history.
Paris is still one of the art capitals of the world and street art is everywhere, not just in Paris. Street artists come from all over the world to paint murals and post art–some sanctioned and some not.
Parc de Belleville is a great place to see great views of Paris and escape the crowds of tourists in Paris’s other well know parks.
Staircase No. 13 is still there. It led to what was once the home of Eugene François Vidocq- convict turned chief-of-police in the 19th century.
The last home of the King and Queen of France, it’s one of the most popular destinations for a reason. The French court knew how to do excess. If you know the history of the Revolution and the intrigues of the court of Louis the XVI and Marie Antoinette it will make your visit a lot more interesting then just looking at a massive palace.
At the foot of the French Alps the city feels more like Switzerland than France. The first references to Grenoble date back as early as 43 BC and remnants of Roman walls still exist. A system of cable cars, referred to as “Les Bulles” (the bubbles), were built in 1934 to take visitors up to the Bastille fortifications. The Bastille was originally created in the Middle Ages and then added onto throughout the ages.
The Bastille has excellent views of the city and the Isère River.
Provence has been part of France for 500 years but primitive stone tools that were discovered here prove it was inhabited over a million year ago.
Driving through France is the best way to see it because you can stop in unplanned destinations, like this picturesque little cafe.
Lavender season is spectacular but sunflower season is just as nice. Les Gorges du Verdun and Lac St. Croix some of the most stunning views you will ever see.
Thorenc is a wild life reserve where you can spend the night in an ecolodge and list to wild animals under the stars as you fall asleep.
If you travel to Nice you might as well go the extra mile and visit Monaco. They have similar characteristics but Monaco is not for the financially faint of heart.
Stop in Chablis for lunch and a wine tasting. Chablis in the U.S. are twice the price.
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