Paris has always been considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, if not the most. That’s why often the image of France is linked to the Eiffel Tower, the boats of the Seine and the boutiques of the Champs Elysees, forgetting that the Gallic country is primarily a land of contrasts and beautiful scenery, the crib of treasures both historical and natural. Paris isn’t all of France… Check out the amazing places that you’ll find outside the Light City.

Villefranche-sur-Mer

The famous French Riviera not only offers mythical cities such as Nice or Cannes, but also some of the best routes in the Mediterranean. Of all of them, Paloma Plage is proclaimed as one of the best inlets of the peaceful Cap-Ferrat.

A particular must stop is in Villefranche-sur-Mer, a small village with colorful houses and a coquettish harbor whose summer walk is just the prelude to a tour of the best beaches in southern France.

Lyon

No one can go through France without tasting typical gastronomy worthy of being a World Heritage. But if you still prefer to go, the best option falls on the third largest city in France: Lyon, the cradle of the famous cannellère brewery, a delicious typical fresh cheese, the Célestine poulet seasoned with mushrooms and tomatoes, or its Quenelles, delicious fish croquettes. A selection of dishes to taste in their typical “bouchons” or, even, learn how to prepare them through a brief cooking course.

The Loire Valley

Famous for its castles, the Loire Valley is a trip back in time to those castles of imposing structure wrapped in fog and looming over the Loire River, the true soul of such a medieval scene.

These ancient roads are ideal to visit by bicycle and reserving a space for an unexpected picnic washed down with a good glass of Val de Loire, the great attraction lies in the almost 50 castles that make up the route, among them the Château de Chambord stands out, a beautiful fortress build by orders of King Francis I in the sixteenth century.

Mont Saint-Michel

Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, this mountain lodged in the area of Normandy, in northern France, owes its name to the abbey built in honor of the archangel San Miguel. Around this lie different houses that make up an isolated village by high tides that, sometimes, prevent the passage of the visitor by land.

A classic to visit during our passage through Normandy and whose charm lies at the beginning of that night when the mountain, like a firefly, shines in the darkness proud of its condition of an impregnable fortress.

Giverny

Located west of Paris, half an hour of distance by train, this delightful village is famous for hosting the famous impressionist painter, Claude Monet in the late 19th century, he found in the lakes and gardens of his new home the inspiration to create his famous collection of water lilies. How inspiring! A bridge wrapped in willows, the charm of the house-museum conquered by nature and the rural charm of the village are some of the reasons why spend a day at Giverny is a must.