Best Cities in France for Your Holiday Destination

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France has a lot to offer in terms of sites and culture. It is notably known for its metropolitan environment and cityscape, its historic monuments and other attractions such as museums. All these national treasures make it a worthwhile holiday destination. France has everything for basically any tourist and traveller looking to have a wonderful holiday experience.  

With a wide range of landscapes from coastal plains in the north to the gentle hills and rugged mountains of Alps and Pyrenees, the beautiful setting provides convenient destination for France holidays. France boasts of a favorable climate and an oceanic view along the Atlantic coast. Some of the activities to enjoy in France include; winter sports in the mountains and sight-seeing of splendid historic towns and wineries, and exciting cities which are home to the world renowned monuments and landmarks. Some of the best cities for holidaying in France include;

1.       Paris

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Probably the most desired holiday destination on earth. This capital city of France is rich in history and some of its magnificent monuments include the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Paris city is home to world class museums like Louvre and the Notre Dame Cathedral church. On the outskirts of this city is the popular Disneyland Paris a favorite of family tourists. The north of the country enjoys a temperate climate, changing to oceanic along the Atlantic coast. The south of France is usually associated with hot and dry summers.

2.       Nice

Colline du chateau

Colline du chateau

This old picturesque town along the Mediterranean coast boasts of fine museums that are dedicated to artists like Chagall and Matisse. The Colline du chateau is a ruined castle above nice city which gives the traveller the thrill of a stunning view beneath. A walk along the cliff reveals a curve of the bay with attractive holiday villas and accommodation exists that are ideal for tourists.

3.       Cannes

NC Museum of Art

NC Museum of Art

Located on the French Riviera, Cannes is the home to the famous annual film festival. It provides a platform for glamorous fairs where there is a chance to interact with beautiful people and to rent fabulous apartments. Saint Marguerite Island hosts the fort where the Man In The Iron Mask was held. Cannes has several museums dedicated to perfume and photography.

4.       Lyon

Lyon

Lyon

France also provides honeymoon destinations for couples seeking to have a fabulous time away from home. Lyon is one of the best places to visit it is the capital of the Rhone Alpes region and is the second largest Renaissance city after Venice. This city offers fantastic cultural, artistic and culinary heritage which holidaying couples can perfectly enjoy. Lyon is also the origin of cinema industry and this aspect is celebrated in the Lumiere Museum.

5.       Marseille

Saint Victor Abbey

Saint Victor Abbey

This is the largest Mediterranean port with a pleasant harbor and many ancient buildings. This city has over twenty museums that show art ranging from fine arts, natural history and archaeology. Saint Victor Abbey, one of the oldest places of Christian worship still existent in Europe, has fascinating 5th century crypts and catacombs. For an experience worth remembering France cities generally provide destinations worth exploring.

 

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