The 100 Most Unique And Beautiful Places To Visit In France - Region By Region

The 100 Most Unique And Beautiful Places To Visit In France – Region By Region

Why always go far when France has so many beautiful places? Discover the unique places in France, region by region!

Do we really have to go abroad to discover new landscapes that will take our breath away? We offer you a list of the most beautiful places to go in France, region by region, between natural sites, lakes, caves, and gorges.

Among these must-see places on French territory, at least one of them is very close to you! If you don’t know what to do this weekend or on your next vacation, put on your backpack and explore one of these scenic places. The opportunity to visit France once and for all!

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The 100 Most Beautiful And Unique Places To Visit In France – Region By Region

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1. Le Mont Aiguille

Most Unique And Beautiful Places To Visit In France - Region By Region

Mont Aiguille is the favorite place of mountaineers located in the south of the department of Isère. This is one of the seven wonders of the Dauphiné! Definitely one of the unique places in France to go!

2. Le Mont Blanc

The highest point in the Alps with an altitude of 4809 meters, Mont Blanc is the highest peak in Western Europe. It is located on the French-Italian border. Not one of the most wonderful places in France, but it certainly is one of the most cluttered!

3. The Gorges de l’Ardèche/Les Gorges de l’Ardèche

The Ardèche Gorges are a natural gorge of about thirty kilometers that has been designated as a “national nature reserve.” It is possible to explore the gorges on foot, canoe, or by car.

4. Val d’Isère

This small high mountain village in the Savoie department is a famous destination for winter sports. This town is known for being one of the world’s skiing capitals! The village has the particularity of not being cleared of snow in winter, giving it an additional cachet.

5. Lake Annecy/Le Lac d’Annecy

Lake Annecy, also sometimes called the “blue lake,” was formed about 18,000 years ago during the melting of the great alpine glaciers. This natural site attracts many tourists every year and offers paddle boarding, canoeing, and paragliding activities.

6. Lyon

The capital of Gaul is undoubtedly one of the most incredible places in France. Its architectural and historical heritage is unparalleled in France. But Lyon is also the mecca of French gastronomy, particularly for Les Bouchons and the giant of the kitchen: Paul Bocuse.

Finally, do not miss Fourvière, its basilica, its funicular, city panorama, and its panorama of the city.

7. The Chaîne des Puys

Here is one of the most famous natural places in France. The Chaîne des Puys is home to no less than 80 volcanoes. Panorama lovers will delight in the views. Besides, don’t worry, these volcanoes are extinct!

8. The Cantal Mountains/Les Monts du Cantal

Another Auvergne natural spectacle: the Monts du Cantal. The Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park region is the largest stratovolcano in Europe! We find the Puy Mary, the Puy Griou, or the Plomb du Cantal among the mythical places.

9. Le Puy-en-Velay

Amateurs of architectural heritage will be delighted to discover The Puy-en-Velay, in Haute-Loire. Especially in front of the sumptuous Notre Dame Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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10. The plateau of the Thousand Ponds/Le plateau des Mille étangs

In the heart of the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park, the Mille étangs are located, a natural setting created by the disappearance of glaciers and human intervention. Thus, meadows, moors, ponds, and forests offer you a peaceful backdrop to disconnect.

11. Besancon/ Besançon

The one that the locals sometimes call “Besac” is worth a visit. Thousands of visitors come to discover the City of Franche-Comté and its Citadel every year. Designed by Vauban, it perfectly represents the military architecture of the seventeenth century.

Now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it also allows you to enjoy the panorama of the old town and the Doubs. Magic.

12. Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs is located in the Jura and is considered among the most beautiful villages in France. This status can be justified when you visit the Abbey, its caves, or admire the beauty of the tuff waterfalls.

13. Vezelay/Vézelay

Another village that is worth a visit, Vézelay, faces the heights of the Morvan. Santiago de Compostela and its heritage are stunning at every step. Do not miss its Basilica of Sainte-Madeleine, the Renaissance-style houses, and the winegrowers’ houses.

14. Beaune

Capital of Burgundy wines, Beaune is an essential stop in Burgundy. Even more so,hectareHistorical if your trip is focused on wine tourism, consider visiting the Hospices, a Gothic wonder now home to a museum.

15. Paray/Paray-le-Monial

In the south of Burgundy is the beautiful village of Paray-le-Monial, renowned for its Romanesque basilica. Stroll through the historic center and absorb the medieval past-one of the most beautiful cities in France but too unknown for our taste.

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16. Malo/Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo is unique. This port city charms tourists with its coastline and city, surrounded by ramparts. The castle, St. Vincent’s Cathedral, and fort National will take you back years.

17. Rennes

Capital of Brittany, Rennes perfectly mixes its historical heritage and culture with its contemporary life. In addition, nature is only a few minutes away for those wishing to relax. Finally, Rennes is the perfect city to discover the Breton terroir.

18. The land of the Abers/Le pays des Abers

Located in the north of the region, the Pays des Abers is an ideal destination for families. In addition to offering beautiful scenery, the area also offers many outdoor activities. And what about the Virgin Islands and its lighthouse, the highest on the Old Continent.

19. The Pink Granite Coast/La côte de Granit rose

Discover this breathtaking natural landscape. Its rocks, with their particular shapes and unique color, seduce tourists from all over the world. Visit Ploumanac’h and its lighthouse, Perros-Guirrec, and its thermal baths, and finish in Tregastel to enjoy the coastline and the aquarium.

20. Ushant/Ouessant

Ouessant is simply one of the most stunning Breton islands. You will be charmed by its coves, cliffs, and the whims of nature, creating a unique atmosphere.

21. Cape Frehel/Le cap Fréhel

Cap Fréhel dominates the sea from the top of the cliffs, culminating at 70 meters in height. Known as one of the most viewed in Brittany, it is also an important ornithological area. Finally, do not miss Fort La Latte, a defensive castle classified as a Historic Monument.

22. The Monts dArree/Les monts d’Arrée

The Monts d’Arrée separates its department, Finistère, in two. Here you will observe the wilderness as far as the eye can see (8,000 hectares, to be precise). Wild nature can be observed, seen from above, if you climb the Roc’h Trevezel, which rises to 384 meters.

23. The Pointe du Raz/La pointe du Raz

Classified as a Grand Site of France, the Pointe du Raz is a must-visit place in Finistère. The landscape offers a fascinating natural setting entirely drawn by the elements. Opposite, you can see another must-see place: the Raz de Sein.

24. Belle-llE-en-Mer/Belle-Île-en-Mer

Belle-Île-en-Mer enjoys an exceptional environment marked by cliffs, moors, and dunes. Enough to offer a pleasant panorama. This bucolic and romantic setting attracts many visitors.

25. Carnac

Carnac is a flagship destination in Brittany. If hiking, culture, and the coastline are essential activities of the seaside resort, it is its 3,000 menhirs that have made its reputation. The megalithic site was already present more than 6,000 years ago.

26. The Gulf of Morbihan/Le golfe du Morbihan

There is a reason why the Gulf of Morbihan is so popular with tourists–its microclimate, which forms a bay. One of the most beautiful in the world. From Vannes to the Rhuys Peninsula, the Gulf of Morbihan has everything Brittany offers.

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27. The Castles of the Loire/Les Châteaux de la Loire

The Loire Valley has long inspired many artists. Its rivers, forests, vineyards and especially its famous castles will not fail to charm you!

28. Chartres

Chartres is an excellent idea to visit, less than an hour and a half from Paris. The opportunity to explore, for a weekend, its cathedral and the castle of Maintenon, both listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites and Historical Monuments.

29. Bourges

The capital of Berry, Bourges, has a fascinating heritage. Stroll through the center to admire the period houses before visiting the Palais Jacques-Cœur, considered one of the most impressive civil buildings in the country.

But the monument not to be missed remains the Cathedral, very imposing, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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30. Le Cap Corse

The Cap Corse peninsula is a concentration of what Corsica can be. There are paradisiacal beaches, mountain villages, valleys, and breathtaking views. 

31. The Calanques of Piana/Les Calanques de Piana

Located on the west coast, the Calanques de Piana is one of the most beautiful places in Corsica. The turquoise water plunges inland to end up surrounded by rocky valleys—a magnificent show not to be missed.

32. Bonifacio

Located at the southern tip of the island, Bonifacio is known worldwide for its white cliffs, constituting the island’s boundary. Its Upper Town, and its picturesque streets, are also worth a look. In addition, on a clear day, you can even see Sardinia.

33. Porto-Vecchio

Porto-Vecchio, also known as “the City of Salt,” is Corsica’s most aesthetic city. The picturesque scenery of the port, the old town, and the Citadel plunges us into the Corsica of yesteryear.

But Porto-Vecchio is also paradisiacal with wild beaches, as in Palombaggia and Santa Giulia.

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34. The Champagne Vineyard/Le Vignoble de Champagne

In the east of the Paris region, along the Marne, the Vesle, and the Aisne, the Champagne vineyard is the favorite destination of lovers of the famous sparkling wine.

35. Strasbourg

The seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, is a crossroads of cultures. Its heritage and lifestyle attract tourists from all over the world every year.

36. Colmar

Known for its historic center and its “Little Venice,” Colmar is one of the most beautiful cities in Alsace. In winter or summer, you will be lulled by the warmth of the premises.

37. The Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg/Le Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

This twelfth-century castle is one of the most amazing in France. By visiting it, you will travel through nine centuries of history.

38. Metz

The Messinian heritage is one of the richest in the territory. Many places of interest bear witness to Metz’s medieval past. But the city is also a land of art, home to the Centre Pompidou-Metz.

39. Place Stanislas in Nancy/La place Stanislas de Nancy

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Place Stanislas is considered the most beautiful square in Europe. Its eighteenth-century architecture charms its visitors both day and night.

40. Troyes

The historic capital of Champagne, Troyes, has an exceptional heritage, which extends from the Gallo-Roman era to the present day. Its historic center, both medieval and Renaissance, has the particularity of being in the shape of a champagne cork.

41. Reims Cathedral/La Cathédrale de Reims

Reims Cathedral is simply one of the most charming achievements of Gothic art. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has hosted no less than 33 coronations of the kings of France. Technical prowess and historical moments make it one of the most beautiful places in France.

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42 The Bay of Somme/La baie de Somme

The Bay of Somme is an exceptional natural setting. There are cliffs, dunes, and pebbles that form an extraordinary landscape where human traces are scarce. There are also many migratory birds and seal calves in the bay.

43. Amiens

Amiens has no shortage of places of interest. As a result, the prefecture of the Somme has a rich heritage and great history spanning several centuries. The Cathedral (listed on UNESCO), the (medieval) Saint-Leu district, the Jules Verne House, the Museum of Picardy… all these places will delight art and history enthusiasts.

44. Lille

Lille has an exceptional architectural heritage. The reason? The different dominations: before becoming French, the capital of Hauts-de-France was Flemish, Burgundy, and even Spanish. Stroll through the alleys of Old Lille to discover this heritage.

45. The Opal Coast/La Côte d’Opale

With its 100 km of coastline, the Opal Coast offers breathtaking landscapes. Between its beaches, its two capes, or its villages, this coastal area is a destination of choice to escape from everyday life.

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46. The Garden of Versailles/Le Jardin de Versailles

Located in the Palace of Versailles, an exceptional monument that was the residence of the Kings of France, the Jardin de Versailles is considered the model of the regular garden “à la Française” with its 386 works of art, including 221 statues.

47. Paris

We do not forget one of the most visited cities: Paris! A must-see place in France with monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Discover the amazing French capital and its lively streets with our list of best things to do in Paris!

48. The medieval city of Provins/La cité médiévale de Provins

Near Paris, discover the medieval city of Provins, a place steeped in history. Its medieval heritage, still standing, testifies to the finest hours of the city when Provins was an important commercial crossroads when the Counts of Champagne were at their peak.

49. The Castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte/Le Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a magnificent work of the seventeenth century known to serve as a model for the Palace of Versailles. The same artists painted both places, including the famous André le Nôtre, the most famous landscaper.

50. Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is a cultural, artistic, and natural hotspot. Fontainebleau, famous for its forest and castle, is one of the most beautiful witnesses to former France.

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51. Mont-Saint-Michel/Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Located in the department of Manche in Normandy, Mont-Saint-Michel, which becomes an island again in case of high tides, is one of the must-see places to visit in France. There are its famous Abbey, restaurants, and a magnificent view of the bay.

52. The Cliffs of Étretat/Les Falaises d’Étretat

The Falaises d’Étretat, a source of inspiration for many painters, is one of the most visited places in France. The spectacular white chalk cliffs and pebble beaches nearby make this place a success.

53. Rouen

Rouen is nicknamed the “city of a hundred bell towers,” which is enough to understand that the capital of Normandy has a historical heritage. The finest example is its cathedral, the highest in France. Finally, Rouen is also to follow in the footsteps of Joan of Arc, who was burned here on May 30, 1431.

54. The Cote Fleurie/La côte Fleurie

Cabourg, Honfleur, Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer… these names surely speak to you. These municipalities are part of the Côte Fleurie, a coastline stretched over 40 km, where beaches and cliffs follow. A pleasant place to relax. Also, take the opportunity to discover the local heritage, such as the famous villas of the nineteenth century.

55. The landing beaches/Les plages du Débarquement

It’s hard to imagine that these magnificent beaches were the setting for the largest amphibious and airborne operation. Yet, once you arrive, you will feel this emotion immerse you. As you have understood, the landing beaches are both a great place of history and an exceptional natural landscape.

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56. Lascaux Cave/La Grotte de Lascaux

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lascaux Cave features several prehistoric works, including paintings and engravings dating back more than 17,000 years.

57. The Dune of Pilat/La Dune du Pilat

Located on the edge of the Landes de Gascogne forest and at the southern entrance of the Arcachon basin, the Dune du Pilat is the highest dune in Europe, with a height of 110 meters.

58. The Bassin d’Arcachon/Le Bassin d’Arcachon

This triangular-shaped lagoon is located in the heart of the Landes Gascogne in Gironde and opens wide to the Atlantic Ocean. To visit aboard a pinasse, a typical boat of the Arcachon basin.

59. Collonges/Collonges-la-Rouge

Located in Corrèze, Collonges-la-Rouge owes its name to red sandstone: a local stone used on the buildings of this village. A particularity that makes it one of the most beautiful French villages.

60. La Rochelle

La Rochelle is one of the unique port cities in France. At first, a simple fishing village, La Rochelle, became an important port, even a strategic location over time. A history to discover by walking through the old town and the fortifications (imagined by Vauban).

61. The Island of Re/L’Île de Ré

The Island of Ré is a concentrate of natural wonders that you can discover on the Atlantic coast. All tourists are captivated by the area’s landscapes, including beaches, salt marshes, and vineyards. Unfortunately, this ecosystem remains fragile. Thus, visiting the Ile de Ré implies everyone’s responsibility and introduces you to ecotourism.

62. Bordeaux

A true city of Art and History, Bordeaux is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in France. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, more than 300 classified places are listed. Its quays, squares, alleys, or “Gare du Midi” continue to attract tourists worldwide.

63. The Island Of Oleron/L’Île d’Oléron

The largest island in the French Atlantic, the island of Oleron mixes wild nature with an exceptional heritage. Mimosas and sandy beaches await you for a relaxing stroll. It is also a land of oyster farming, which you can discover at the Maison de l’Huître oléronaise.

64. Saint-Emilion/Saint-Émilion

To visit Saint-Émilion is to discover its vineyard, a pillar of the local culture. Moreover, the vineyard of Saint-Émilion was the first to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But Saint-Émilion is also the famous macaron and its monolithic church (the largest in Europe).

65. The Perigord/Le Périgord

Land of history and traditions, the Périgord is one of the most beautiful places in France. Many castles and bastides tell the history of the place. Then, the caves will immerse you in the heart of Prehistory.

Finally, the vineyards, nature, and terroir will make you discover the traditions and activities that the Périgord can offer.

66. Biarritz

Biarritz and its wild coast attract many tourists to Basque Country. As a result, the cultural heritage, including gastronomy, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, attracts these same tourists to the seaside resort and its region.

67. The Ossau Valley/La vallée d’Ossau

Hiking, water sports, or road-trip, the Ossau Valley will please many of you. You can practice many activities in an exceptional natural setting, which gives these activities another dimension.

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68. The Gorges du Tarn/Les Gorges du Tarn

Popular for hiking, climbing, and kayaking, the Gorges du Tarn is a canyon located in the department of Lozère and caused by the erosion of the Tarn River. The gorges stretch over 50 km long.

69. Lake Salagou/Le Lac du Salagou

Lake Salagou is an artificial lake easily accessible from the largest cities of Hérault (Montpellier, Béziers, and Sète). Surrounded by red and black hills, this lake offers the opportunity to do water sports in an almost lunar landscape.

70. The Medieval City Of Carcassonne/La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

The Cité de Carcassonne, located in the department of Aude, is a medieval architectural ensemble whose origins date back to the Gallo-Roman period. This city includes the Château Comtal and the Basilica of Saint-Nazaire. Carcassonne is worth a visit.

71. The Cirque de Gavarnie/Le Cirque de Gavarnie

This natural glacial cirque, part of the Pyrenees National Park, has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a natural and cultural site. We find in its heart an impressive waterfall 423 m high.

72. The Canal de Midi/Le Canal de Midi

Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996, the Canal de Midi is one of the oldest canals in Europe still in operation. This canal connects the city of Toulouse to Sète and flows into the Mediterranean Sea.

73. The Organs of Ille-sur-Têt/Les Orgues d’Ille-sur-Têt

Also called “fairy paths,” the Organs of Ille-sur-Têt are ridges of ochre earth dating back more than 2 million years resulting from the erosion of sedimentary rocks. This site offers an extraordinary landscape in the Pyrenees.

74. The Pont du Gard/Le Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard is one of the most stunning Roman masterpieces still standing! The incredible building, located in the Gard near Remoulins, ensured the continuity of the Roman aqueduct that led the water from Uzès to Nîmes.

75. Collioure

Located on the Catalan coast, Collioure is a typical village in the South of France. Its seaside and picturesque alleys make it one of the most beautiful villages in the country.

76. Cathar castles/Les châteaux cathares

Positioned on the heights of the Corbières, the Cathar castles are located in the heart of the regions where “Catharism” was most potent. Yet many of these castles have no connection to religious dissent. But their beauty is indisputable.

77. The Pic Saint-Loup/Le Pic Saint-Loup

The Pic Saint Loup dominates the Hérault plain and offers a panorama of the surroundings, from the Cévennes to the sea, via Montpellier. Grab your sports shoes and set off to conquer the summit.

78. Saint-Guilhem/Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Located near the Pont du Diable, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is one of the most beautiful French villages.

The medieval village is famous for the Abbey of Gellone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The relics of Saint-Guilhem and the True Cross would be kept there, which attracts many pilgrims and tourists to the Hérault Valley.

79. Nimes/Nîmes

Nîmes and their heritage are no longer to be presented. Indeed, ancient Nemausus was one of the most important Roman cities. Today, the Maison Carré, the Tour Magne, and especially the Arena are still standing. The latter is also in a remarkable state of conservation.

But Nîmes is also a city of culture and traditions. The most important is the bullfighting culture, celebrated during the Féria.

80. The Cevennes/Les Cévennes

The Cévennes are a mountain range located in the departments of Lozère, Gard, Ardèche but also Hérault. There are charming villages and exceptional nature. It is also an ideal playground for outdoor activities.

81. Toulouse

Known for its Capitoline Square and terracotta bricks, there is much more to see in the Pink City. This perfectly preserved heritage has been nourished by different centuries and movements.

Toulouse Languedocian, Toulouse Renaissance, or Toulouse spatial, the city has many facets, making the metropolis of the South-West unique.

82. Cordes-sur-Ciel

The Albigensian bastide and its Gothic heritage are unmissable. Thus, if you are looking to visit the most scenic villages of Occitania, a passage through Cordes-sur-Ciel becomes almost mandatory.

83. Rocamadour

Behind this name, sometimes known for its cheese, hides an exceptional medieval village. Located on the side of a cliff, the village of Rocamadour dominates the canyon of the Alzou.

In addition, Rocamadour is a stop to Compostela, where pilgrims come to contemplate the Basilica of Saint-Sauveur and the crypt of Saint-Amadour, classified as World Heritage by Unesco.

84. Conch

Lovers of the Middle Ages will be charmed by Conques. The village has largely preserved the original plan of the city. Discover the abbey church of Sainte-Foy, a pilgrimage church in Romanesque style and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

85. The Aubrac/L’Aubrac

Aubrac is ideal land for rest and a change of scenery. Nature surrounds you there unless you are in one of the beautiful villages of the plateau. But if Aubrac is famous for the yeus de tou·te·s, it is for its terroir and its famous dish: aligot.

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86. Nantes

Nantes offers a perfect compromise between past and present. Modernity makes it one of the best cities, but the historical and architectural heritage remains intact.

Discover the different facets of the city, from the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany to the Island, through the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul and the Jardin des Plantes.

87. Noirmoutier

Famous for its salt, Noirmoutier and its microclimate is a flagship destination for Vendée tourism. The place is conducive to relaxation and escape, whether a couple or family.

88. Guerande/Guérande

Also famous for its salt marshes, Guérande is also a medieval city. Better, in the vicinity, the Peninsula is home to many megaliths. As you can see, Guérande will surprise you.

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89. The Gorges du Verdon/Les Gorges du Verdon

Renowned for forming the most picturesque canyon in Europe, these impressive gorges and the turquoise blue Verdon River are places to visit in the south of France! One of the most famous corners of the Gorges du Verdon is the Lac de Sainte Croix.

90. The Camargue/La Camargue

The Camargue, located in the departments of Bouches-du-Rhône and Gard, is an ideal place to take a horseback ride and admire no less than 2,000 species of fauna and flora. Discover also the Camargue traditions, where bulls and horses are kings.

91. The Valensole Plateau/Le Plateau de Valensole

With an 800 km², this plateau has a wide variety of Mediterranean and mountain trees and plants. The big plus? This is the place to observe the magnificent lavender fields as far as the eye can see!

92. The creeks of Cassis/Les calanques de Cassis

Located between Cassis and Marseille, this large chain of cliffs offers miles of hiking trails with magnificent views of clear, blue waters.

93. The Ochres of Rustrel/Les Ocres de Rustrel

Also known as the “Provencal Colorado,” this semi-natural site in the Vaucluse department extends over more than 30 hectares and offers unusual landscapes with red-orange hues reminiscent of Colorado. Hence, it has an American air while still being one of the most beautiful places in France!

94. The Beaches of Cannes/Les Plages de Cannes

While Cannes is often best known for its festival, it is a magnificent city to explore, especially the most unique beaches, which are all the rage when sunny outside!

95. The Queyras Valley/La Vallée du Queyras

The Queyras Valley is also a regional natural park located in the Hautes-Alpes department. Crossed by the Guil, a torrential river in the southeast of France, this destination is very popular for its hikes.

96. Avignon

By visiting Avignon, you will not know where to look. Between the beauty of the historical center, the Pont Saint-Bénézet, and the history of the Palais des Papes, there is already something to be amazed about.

But if we add to that the dynamism in summer, brought by the festivals, the Provencal atmosphere, and the gastronomic richness, we simply get one of France’s most unique and pleasant places.

97. The Luberon/Le Luberon

This massif, which has become a Regional Park, has remained authentic. The Provencal villages, the lush fauna and flora, and its terroir make it a dream destination. As if time stood still for the duration of a stay.

98. Porquerolles

Tourists travel far from France in search of a bit of the most remarkable piece of paradise. However, most charming places in France can also offer such a setting. Among these places, Porquerolles is undoubtedly the most beautiful. Its sandy beaches and turquoise waters give the impression of traveling thousands of kilometers.

99. Nice

The capital of the French Riviera, Nice, is undoubtedly one of the most different and famous places to visit in France. The Promenade des Anglais and its old town charm anyone who passes by. Its architectural heritage makes us better understand the city’s history, marked by Ligurian, Piedmontese, and French dominations.

100. The cornices of the Riviera/Les corniches de la Riviera

If the Riviera is one of the most famous places in France, it is mainly for its ledges. So travel the roads of the corniches and discover the most aesthetic corners of the Côte d’Azur. Among the must-sees: Èze, La Turbie and Roquebrune-Cap Martin.

101. Mercantour National Park/Le Parc National du Mercantour

The Mercantour National Park is a mountainous paradise spread over more than 68,000 hectares. Some of its peaks reach 3,000 meters above sea level. 

Many exceptional places await you, such as Lake Allos: a natural lake of 60 hectares perched at 2230 meters and is the largest high-altitude lake in Europe.

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102. La Soufrire, Guadeloupe/La Soufrière, Guadeloupe

La Soufrière is a volcano located on Basse-Terre and rises to 1,467 meters. It is the last active volcano on the island, although it is dormant.

103. The Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island/Le Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion

Of all the volcanoes of Reunion, the Piton de la Fournaise is the island’s active volcano. A status is sufficient to make it the most visited volcano. Culminating at 2,631 meters, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers one of the most beautiful hikes that can be done on French soil.

104. Blue River Provincial Park, New Caledonia/Le parc provincial de la Rivière-Bleue, Nouvelle-Calédonie

There is no better way to fall if you are looking for a change of scenery. The 9,000-hectare Bleue River Provincial Park presents a landscape that the city cannot offer. Here, nature has remained the guarantor of the place, which has hardly changed for millions of years.

105. The Amazon Forest, French Guiana/La Forêt Amazonienne, Guyane

We forget it in metropolitan France, but the Amazon Rainforest covers part of our territory. The planet’s lung is undoubtedly a unique place without any of the coolest sites in France, even in the world.

106. The Caravelle Peninsula, Martinique/La Presqu’Île de la Caravelle, Martinique

The Caravelle Peninsula is a small corner on the Atlantic coast of Martinique, ideal for discovering a concentrate of the island’s nature. Visiting a place with banana plantations, paradise beaches, tropical forests (or dry, for that matter), and meadows leaves a lasting memory.

107. Lake Dziani, Mayotte/Le Lac Dziani, Mayotte

LeLet’sinish our tour of the most beautiful places in France in Mayotte. Lake Dziani is a crater lake where water arrives after much rainfall. 

In addition, the lake’s water is saltier than that of the sea, but it is also very alkaline. Peculiarities that make the water unusable for humans. Except for the eyes, since the show is sublime.

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Al Amin Sagor

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