With beautiful Mediterranean beaches, medieval cities, iconic museums, and the best of European cuisines, France offers couples a romantic getaway and popular attractions for family holidays in summer.
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The Top 10 Destinations For A Summer Holiday In France
If you are planning to visit France this summer, the country offers several popular destinations for travellers. From the enchanting royal residences in Versailles to historic cathedrals, there is no dull moment in this romantic paradise.
Millions of travellers come to the French capital to see its famous landmarks, shop, and wander along its stunning boulevards. You can't miss the magnificent Eiffel Tower and its breathtaking view of the city. Other prominent destinations in Paris include the Louvre, Champs-Elysees, and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
For a taste of French royal opulence, the UNESCO-listed Château de Versailles is one of the best summer destinations in France. Built for Louis XIV in the 17th century, the palace boasts beautiful gardens, a mesmerising Hall of Mirrors, and a unique Baroque facade.
Established by the Phoenicians, Marseille is France's oldest and second largest city. Visit the magnificent Old Port, sample the delicious local favourite 'bouillabaisse', and soak in the charm of the beautiful city.
The beautiful city hosts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, where French kings were coronated. It is part of France's Cities of Art and History, and its magnificent 13th-century gothic cathedral has a sublime and spiritual appeal.
If you are tired of crowded and expensive cities, the Alsace cities of Colmar and Strasbourg offer a unique architecture, country feel, and a welcoming population. Check out Strasbourg's ornate cathedral and cobblestone streets. Colmar's flower-bedecked villages are some of the most beautiful in France.
Famous among visitors and Provence residents, Brittany is the most affordable French coastline in summer. You will love its pebble beaches and delicious local cuisine. It's unique Gaelic traditions, medieval monuments, and savoury buckwheat crepes make it a delightful spot for family holidays.
The elegant city of Bordeaux has over 350 historical buildings. Its grand castles and vine-filled hills combine small town industry with wanton opulence.
If you are religious, don't miss this medieval pilgrimage destination. Boasting seven medieval sanctuaries, Rocamodour's famous Chapelle Notre-Dame houses the mystic Black Virgin figure.
Lyon offers a breathtaking selection of dishes to satisfy your sight and stomach. It has several UNESCO-listed monuments including carefully preserved Renaissance buildings and ancient Roman ruins. Don't miss the Musee des Beaux-Arts with its spectacular trove of artistic masterpieces.
For over 70 years, Cannes has hosted an eponymous film festival, drawing thousands of celebrities. If you love to party and maybe mingle with entertainment industry heavyweights, Cannes is the place to be.