10 Best Places to Visit in France – Travel Video

10 Best Places to Visit in France – Travel Video


For more than two decades, France has reigned
as the world’s most popular tourist destination, receiving 82 million foreign tourists annual. People from all over the world are drawn to
France’s sophisticated culture, dazzling landmarks, exquisite cuisine, fine wines,
romantic chateaux and picturesque countryside. Here’s a look at the best places to visit
in France: Number 10. Marseille. One of Europe’s oldest cities and France’s
second largest city, Marseille is a major Mediterranean seaport located off the southeast
coast of France. Boasting an idyllic climate, Roman ruins,
and medieval architecture, Marseille is also a working city with several universities and
industries. At the core of Marseille is its old port. Dominated by two historic forts, this bustling
harbor is lined with waterfront cafes, shops and bars. One of Marseille’s best natural attractions,
the Calanques are a series of small inlets with astonishing blue water and majestic limestone
cliffs. Number 9. Lyon. The third largest city in the country, Lyon
is located where the Rhone and Saone Rivers join. Its strategic location has enabled it to attract
merchants to the city ever since it was founded by the Romans in 43 BC. An orderly and sophisticated place, renaissance
buildings dot its streets. Lyon seamlessly mixes the new with the old,
with a rich cultural heritage that encompasses gastronomic delights and fine architecture. Lyon Cathedral is one of the most impressive
sights, and the old town is lovely to walk around. Make sure to try some of the sumptuous cuisine
before you continue on your way. Number 8. Strasbourg. Capital of Alsace, Strasbourg has a stunning
historical center and occupies a strategic setting on the west bank of the Rhone. Consequently, it has been fought over by France
and Germany throughout its long history. Now, however, the glassy European Union buildings
glitter in the sun and, along with the teeming student body, help to give a modern air to
this ancient city. The gothic cathedral is simply stunning to
behold, as is the delightful La Petite France that is home to the old part of town. Number 7. Loire Valley. About a two hours drive south of Paris, the
Loire Valley is a region regarded for its spectacular scenery, picturesque vineyards
and historic villages. The valley’s biggest attraction is its large
number of chateaux scattered throughout the rolling green hills. Ranging from grand country manors to defense
fortresses and luxurious palaces, these chateaux were built by French nobility. The valley is also home to many wineries that
offer tours and wine tastings. Number 6. Bordeaux. Straddling the banks of the Garonne River,
Bordeaux is a large city with a lot to offer. Its impressive old town is delightful to walk
around, and the architecture on show is ravishing. Surrounding Place de la Bourse, you can find
18th century mansions rubbing shoulders with decadent palaces, as well as a number of great
art museums. At night, the view of the city lights from
the Napoleonic-era Pont de Pierre is magical. Home to some of the best wines in the world,
make sure to give them a taste before you head off. Number 5. Cannes. Up until the 19th century, Cannes was just
a quiet fishing village, but today it is a glamorous seaside city made world famous by
the annual Cannes Film Festival. Every May when Cannes hosts the film festival,
hordes of fans flock to see the rich and famous in person as the celebrities walk the red
carpet up the steps of the Palais des Festivals where thousands of films are screened. Leading up to the Palais des Festivals is
the beautiful waterfront promenade that is lined with palm trees, upscale hotels, restaurants
and designer shops like Gucci, Chanel and Dior. Number 4. Mont Saint-Michel. Rising up from the midst of vast mud flats
is the rocky island of Mont Saint-Michel, located off France’s northwestern coast
in Normandy. The medieval structures on the island are
built as if stacked upon one another and crowned with the star attraction, the Abbey of Mont
Saint-Michel. The awe-inspiring abbey was built by devoted
monks in 708 AD after the Bishop of Avranches was allegedly visited by the Archangel Michael. The bay around Mont St-Michel is famed for
having Europe’s highest tidal variations. Number 3. Dordogne. Unless you have weeks or months to spend in
the scenic Dordogne region of southwestern France, you’re going to pick and choose
the things you want to see. There is just so much to see and do here,
beginning with picture-postcard villages and chateaux, including the well-preserved Chateau
de Beynac, a hilltop castle. The scenery is pretty awesome, too, with the
Dordogne River running through it. The Dordogne also has some of the best prehistoric
cave art in France. Number 2. Nice. Located on the French Riviera, Nice is constantly
bathed in sunshine. As the fifth largest city in France, it has
a vibrant mix of cultures. During the day, travelers can enjoy a stroll
through its historic center or find a place along Nice’s pebbly beaches to take in the
beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. Walking along the famous Promenade des Anglais
and gazing out over the turquoise waters is simply heavenly. A charming place to spend some time, Nice
has something for everyone, as it combines city life with a beautiful setting. Number 1. Paris. Attracting more than 45 million visitors annually,
Paris is the world’s most popular tourist destination. Situated on the banks of La Seine, the elegant
and stylish capital of France is a romantic place, with lovely boulevards, beautiful buildings,
and sights like the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral, rising towards the heavens. From the stunning art collections at the Louvre
to the eerie catacombs beneath the streets and the breath taking Notre-Dame Cathedral,
you could spend a lifetime getting to know all of Paris´ wonderful sights.

100 thoughts on “10 Best Places to Visit in France – Travel Video

  1. Terrific video footage! Sitting here at Y&S FOOD! we adore to find these sort of contents. We create Travel & Food video as well, all around the world, so we are constantly looking to get inspirations and ideas. Thank You.

  2. Putting Cannes within a top ten of France's best attractions is a stupid thing. This city has become a seaside resort for billionaires, too expensive and overrated. Although it is very pretty, it is so little, compared to the importance and the splendour of so many regions which you might fall in love with.

    Dordogne is excellent! Also, if you can, visit places such as the mountains and valleys of Cantal, located in central France. It is an astonishingly beautiful wide-open landscape, full of legends and mysteries. There you can marvel at gothic medieval castles, paraglide and hike over extinguished volcanoes, and you can savour delicious food (like cheese!) in picturesque villages.
    Close to the Cantal: the Limousin region offers among the wildest French forests and fauna.

    This is a list of some other underrated places (where you might feel free as a bird as well as culturally replete): the Lozère (least populated French department) and its Cévennes national park, a semi-mediterranean lush forest/
    The Pyrénées Mountains/ The Basque Country, its charming meadows, its sunny cliffs, its half-timbered white-and-red houses/ Franche-Comte and its half-Swiss charm/ Brittany (my place 😉 ), its fairy sea view and Celtic magic .
    And so many others! 🙂

  3. I think you'll need a leaflet the next time you want a free trip to Heaven to discuss your Tripe and I'm not being mean but you're not with Eisenhower.

  4. Brittany has many old castles and cute villages most people never of with cute villages on many islands with beautiful hiking trails around the rocky coastline and forests and along tree-lined canals and rivers. The ghosts of Arthur and Merlin. Great seafood fresh from the boat. But nope, everybody wants to spend twice as much money in Paris fighting over a spot in the Metro system or at the tourist sites just waiting to get pickpocketed. South and central France have villages not found in most top 50 lists without the hordes of fat Americans and crazy Chinese. If you go to Gordes or St Paul de Vence and cant move because of crowds look on the map and visit other lesser known villages. Without the extra commercialism they are more authentic and peaceful. Between Lyon and Bordeaux there are dozens of places not found in a top 50 list but still charming with beautiful streams and rivers, plus the Pyrenees. If you have to visit France between May and September then visit Brittany and the south central region between the Loire Valley and Toulouse to help avoid crowds. Between October and April you can visit the more touristy places with only one third of the crowds. Though Paris is going to suck no matter what now since a million filthy immigrants moved in and dont respect the place or the other people living there. True fact. I believe in helping the downtrodden and we should but they should also return the kindness. Europe is learning a very valuable lesson that you can show compassion and help people but they still don't like you and litter, vandalize, rape, and steal whenever they want. It's a shame that to immigrants out of 10 have to be horrible human beings that take advantage of people's kindness but the problem is no one knows who the two out of the 10 are so you have to be suspicious of all of them. Well at least the males between the ages of 15 and 55 and hopefully the women are not the ones also littering and vandalizing. Maybe they should have just let the women come over. Since unfortunately the women aren't going around raping people.

  5. I m from cannes and i really love it but i would never put in on a top 10
    Its a small town without architecture that you can visit in half day
    And the "palais des festivals" is awfull

    There is so many beautiful thing to see in PACA
    ( Les îles du Levant / Les gorges du Verdon / Mercantour National Park / Gourdon / Monaco / Calanques de Cassis / st-Victoire / Baie de Villefranche / Baou de st-Jeannet … )

  6. les alpes? le pays basque et les pyrennées? le jura?martinique? gouadeloupe? la reunion? tahiti? nouvelle caledonie? la bretagne? la corse? ……c'est français non?

  7. Et les Alpes ? les pyrénéens ? la Corse ? La Bretagne ? coté villes Rouen est très belle aussi (à mon sens plus que Cannes)? Carcassonne ? St Malo ? Honfleur ? Toulouse ?La Rochelle ? Le choix présenté est un peu bizarre sur certaines destinations je trouve

  8. 過去100年の歴史の中でヨーロッパの国々は彼ら自身の人々だけに民主主義を主張しますが奴隷制を作っている他の国々に植民地化しました。 信頼しないでください。 いわゆる民主主義国は最も侵略的で他国を攻撃します。 彼らの二重の標準的な偽善者の標準にだまされてはいけません。 彼らは他の国々を侵略し奪った。

  9. Longue vie à la France!
    To be honest, there are many beautiful places in France not mentioned in this video that should be here. The Citadel of Besançon for example has a beautiful zoo! I saw it a few months ago while visiting family!

  10. congrats you made and amazing job! I went to France, unfurtunatly i only visit Metz, but great time, and funny vlogging experience! Merci beaucoup la France

  11. I'm French and I can tell you that video is 100% bullshit. They begin with Marseille and Lyon which are the two places you should avoid if you come to France. They just picked up the biggest cities after Paris without a clue of what they're talking about. Erase Marseille from the map, do it. It's a total shit hole. Get outta there. Lyon is simple : it's the second economical capital after Paris, and there's absolutely nothing to see there, nothing. Strasbourg, Loire Valley blablabla… I'd recommand (after Paris), either going South-West or South-East : South-Eastern France : Aix-en-Provence, Grace, all the region there. From May to August. Cannes, Nice and the whole Riviera, and the whole land behind. South-West : Toulouse (for the best food that exists on Earth), Biarritz, the Pyrenees, Bordeaux and Dordogne definitely, for the wine and the castles. Compose from this, don't lose your time with the rest if you're visiting blindly. Forget about fucking Marseille and Lyon, it sounds like a joke to a French ear, seriously

  12. Malheureusement, Paris n’est plus la ville où on doit visiter. C’est l’une de villes touristiques le plus déçue.

  13. [1:10] I'm sure this shot is illegal lol…

    Also, Marseille and the Loire Valley should be nearer to 1st than they are

  14. It's a nice video.
    I am Japanese. Beppu, where I live, is very famous for its hot springs.
    I am shooting while jogging in the wonderful scenery of Beppu. I'm glad if you watch it.

  15. Et Tahiti , Nouvelle-Calédonie , la Martinique , la Guadeloupe ….. Bref les merveilles d'outre-mer …… plus je connais mon pays , plus je le trouve magnifique quelle chance nous avons d'habiter en France .

  16. FRANCE, A ROMANTIC PLACE???? MYTH DEBUNK.. I TRIED TREATED MY GF ESCARGOT… SHE WAS SHOCKED IT WAS NONE OTHER THAN DISGUSTING SNAIL AND SERVE SMALL YET EXPENSIVE… WE ENDED UP EATING MCD AFTER THAT…THEN WE WENT TO LV SHOP, I SPENT A LIL' FORTUNE TO BUY A DECENT SMALL HANDBAG (IT COSTS ME A BOMB), AFTER WE GOT OUT FROM THE SHOP, WE WALKED TO LIL ALLEY AND FOUND OUT A STREET SELLER SELLING CHEAP, SEMI FAKE VERSION OF LV BAGS… NO OFFENSE BUT I QUOTE FROM CRIME OF GRINDELWALD… I HATE PARIS WAHAHHAHHAA JUST KIDDING

  17. C'est vrai, Cannes ne vaut rien. Le massif de l'Esterel en revanche est très beau, et l'ensemble de la région aussi. Mais au même titre il faut mettre le Cotentin.

  18. France is one the must beautiful country in the world
    I am lucky to live here in Bordeaux France 🇫🇷

  19. Don't be fooled by such videos. France is a shithole. I know it because I'm French. We have to take our country back.

  20. You included Marseille, the most rotten, filthy, uninhabitable, stressful, chaotic, unfriendly city in the whole of France; you also included Cannes, and you left out Burgundy, Normandy, the Pyrenees, the Sologne and Haute Savoie ? Are you crazy ?

  21. France 89 million tourist😞
    I think they so succesful in tourism because they are not focusing only on the capital Paris unlike other countries in France every city and every corner is designed for tourism.

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