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Top 4 French places to visit please?

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1. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 413 posts) 5y

Thanks

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 591 posts) 5y

Well, I Loved the Beaches of Normandy and Mt. St. Michel, which are pretty close to each other I believe. There's Paris, of course, and I've heard really great things about Arles.

3. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 5y

Etretat in Normandie, Le Mont Saint Michel, Castles in Loire Valley (Chambord, Chenonceau etc...), Paris definitely

4. Posted by chidiane (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

I loved the wine route through Alsace. Very quaint, picturesque little villages (as well as some great cities...Colmar and Strasbourg)

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7274 posts) 5y

The Catacombs and Pere Lachaise in Paris, the Normandy beaches, and the Iles Frioules near Marseille. Although Aix is lovely, too.

6. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 5y

No mention yet of St Malo, so let mine be the first!

7. Posted by BRussell (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

I would have to second some of the others posts...Mont St. Michel and the Normandy D-Day beaches are awesome. Both can be done the same day. Paris is of course a must stop as well, and there is plenty to see and do (the Catacombes are amazing!)

I would second Arles also...and probably double it up with a stop in Avignon. Both very interesting.

The Loire Valley, esp Chenonceaux and Chambord.

Bottom line is there are plenty of places to stop and see! Depends on your interests really...

8. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 5y

At the other end of the country I should mention Antibes, where I would own a villa - in my dreams.

9. Posted by StephenJen (Respected Member 37 posts) 5y

Laon, Avalon, Montpellier & Arette

10. Posted by winolou (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

You have to get to the south!

West to East

Biarritz - Great surf town...loads of nice beachs

St Mont - Little village off the track eastwards - VERY good wine at Plaimont (www.plaimont.com) and Chateau de Sabazan is worth a stop . Also excellent tiny b&b called Chateau de Projan (www.chateau-de-projan.com). Home made food for dindin!

Carcassonne - Medieval City - take the tour around, it's worth it - Ancient hotel in the center called Hotel de La Cite (www.hoteldelacite.com) with a little wine tasting room next door (can't remember the name but literally next door)

Montepellier - any city that still has Roman aqueducts standing, will always be cool in my book

-winolou