France

→ Filled with Medieval architecture
→ Has got sophisticated culture
→ Heaven for food and wine lover

If you want a strong reason to visit France, then it would be its rich culture, delicious cuisine, fine wines, historic and medieval architecture.

Outdoor Activities Lover

Snorkeling and Scuba diving, Surfing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Rafting, Kayaking, Trekking/Hiking, Exploring National Parks, Bungee jumping, Sky diving, River cruising, Sea cruising, Rock climbing, Paragliding….and many more.

Wildlife and Nature Lover

Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes

Art and Culture Lover

Architecture, Museums and Galleries:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

Recreation and Fun Lover

Amusement Parks:
Theme Parks:
Fun Parks:

Best season:
April – June (Spring)
September – November (Fall)

 

Top destinations in France

This is the list of top destinations in France where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

Paris

City of Lights

Paris

City of Art and Culture

Mont saint-michel

Mont saint-michel

Loire Valley

Loire Valley

Luberon (Provence)

Luberon (Provence)

FRENCH RIVIERA (Côte d'Azur)

FRENCH RIVIERA (Côte d'Azur)

Chamonix (Mont Blanc)

French Alps

Chamonix (Mont Blanc)

top activities to do in France

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in France:

If you are a picturesque village lover:

  1. Alsace
  2. Luberon
  3. Brittany

If you are an outdoor adventure lover:

  1. Chamonix (Mont Blanc)

If you are a food lover:

  1. Paris
  2. Bordeaux
  3. Lyon
  4. Luberon

If you are medieval architecture and history lover:

  1. Paris
  2. Mont Saint-Michel
  3. Lyon
  4. Marseille
  5. Loire Valley

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Chamonix (Mont Blanc)
  2. Mont Saint-Michel

If you are museums, galleries and culture lover:

               For Art, Museums and Galleries:

  1. Paris
  2. Mont Saint-Michel
  3. Palace of versailles
  4. Carcassonne
  5. Lascaux 

              For Cultures and Traditions:     

  1. Paris
  2. Brittany
  3. Lyon

   

From the above list, you can see that Paris overlaps in four categories, whereas Mont-Saint-Michel and Lyon overlap in three categories; and Luberon, Chamonix, Brittany overlap in two categories. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since France is mostly about architecture and buildings, Roman temples, markets, culture and fashions, wine and gastronomy, our first pick would be Paris, Mont Saint-Michel, Bordeaux, and Lyon.

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

If this is your first-time visit to France and 


If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

Paris, Versailles (Day 1-3)→Normandy (Mont Saint-Michel) (Day 5)→Loire Valley (Day 5-6)


If you have 10 days, then you can improvise above itinerary.

Paris, Versailles(Day 1-3)→Normandy (Mont Saint-Michel) (Day 4)→Brittany (Day 5)→Loire Valley (Day 6-7)→Lyon (Day 8-9)


If you have 14 days, then you can extend the first itinerary (above).

Paris, Versailles (Day 1-3)→Normandy (Mont Saint-Michel) (Day 5)→Loire Valley (Day 5-6)→Bordeaux (Day 7)→Carcassonne (Day 8)→Luberon, Provence (Day 9)→Cannes, Nice (Day 10-11)

or, 

Paris, Versailles(Day 1-3)→Normandy (Mont Saint-Michel) (Day 4)→Brittany (Day 5)→Loire Valley (Day 6-7)→Lyon (Day 8-9)→Provence (10-11)→Cannes, Nice (Day 12-14)

If you want to combine the city tour with the French Alps, then we recommend the following  itinerary:

Paris (Day 1-3)→Mont Saint-Michel (Day 4-5)→Bordeaux (Day 6-7)→Avignon (Day 8-9)→Chamonix (Mont Blanc)(Day 10-11)→Lyon (Day 12-14)


If you are on your return visit, then choose another itinerary (from above) which you didn’t do in your first visit.


(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities, and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)


We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout France can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.