Best places to visit in France
You have decided to holiday in France but do not know which city to visit? Check our choice of the best places to visit in France and book your flights, hotel and tours and activities in France at the best price.
For a cultural city break book your stay in Metz or Avignon. If you want to immerse yourself in childhood and discover the magic of Christmas in France come visit the most beautiful Christmas markets in France and stay in Colmar, Reims, Mulhouse or Arras.
Grenoble has an exceptional geographical location, nestled at the heart of emblematic mountain ranges like Vercors, Chartreuse and Belledonne. A pioneer, innovative and inspiring city, the Capital of the Alps is constantly reinventing itself.
It is the ideal destination for an urban and nature-based stay, accessible without a car, offering a subtle balance between culture, living arts, wide open spaces and outdoor activities in winter as in summer (ski touring at ‘Col de Porte’, urban via-ferrata on the foothills of the Bastille, canoeing on the Isère river, paragliding in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, night skiing with breathtaking views of Grenoble…). Everything is possible in Grenoble and in the neighboring massifs so close and so different from each other!
How to get there: Book your flighs to Lyon (1h by car or public transport).
Where to stay: "Okko Hotel Grenoble" Great location to explore the city on foot.
The Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysées, the Montaigne Street, Montmartre, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Louvre, the Pompidou Centre, the Rodin Museum, Notre-Dame, need we say more? Paris is the most beautiful city in the world.
Do not hesitate to book tours for typical tourist activities such as a cruise on the Seine or a visit to the Eiffel Tower; it may not be original but it is still oh so magical. If you are looking for more originality, book today your "Father Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour" or your ticket for the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
We offer nearly 7,000 accommodation at the best price in Paris. Make your choice and be on your way to the most beautiful city in the world.
How to get there: Book your flights to Paris.
Where to stay: "Hôtel Raphael" situated a 2-minute walk from the Champs-Elysées.
Marseille is a magnificent destination that is constantly reinventing itself to become ever more beautiful, ever more attractive. Large cultural projects have been developed in recent years in this lively and bubbling city.
Marseille is a city of contrast with very popular neighbourhoods, fish markets on the old Port but also an increasingly high-end offer for demanding travellers. Marseille is at a pivotal moment in its history, the perfect moment to discover the capital of the South of France.
Where to stay: For its magnificent views of Marseille and the quality of its staff, we recommend you to stay at the "Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port". Choose from our offer of over 330 hotels and tourist apartments at the best price in Marseille.
Colmar is one of the jewels of Alsace and one of the most beautiful destinations in France.
You can only be seduced by this city straight out of a fairy tale. Enjoy your stay in Colmar to taste the local specialty: kougelhopf. This Alsatian cake is a delicious brioche in the shape of a "top hat".
How to get there: Book your flighs to Basel (40 min by car, 1h by train).
Where to stay: Book at the best price at the hotel "Le Colombier" located in the district of "Little Venice" the most beautiful area of Colmar.
It is said that visiting Amiens is an amazing journey. Ideally located in the heart of the Paris–London–Brussels triangle, Amiens is a lovely town that offers you both the advantages of a city and the peaceful pleasure of the countryside. With three UNESCO listings and a ranking as the 4th greenest city in France, Amiens shines with its stunning architecture and natural heritage.
Dominated by its imposing cathedral, Amiens offers an exceptional architectural heritage. Dubbed the “perfect city” by Jules Verne, this avant-gardist city since the 19th century guarantees an intense and bustling cultural life. Since the reception of the label “Land of Art and History,” the destination has been committing to maintaining its heritage, scheduling guided tours, events, exhibitions and various cultural activities all year long.
Yet Amiens is undoubtedly a city in the countryside, a green and blue oasis counting many parks, gardens, square, lakes, canals.
When Winter comes, don’t miss the enchanting Christmas market and the Chroma show. It is a must-do on these cold days to have a cup of hot wine or hot chocolate at the Place Gambetta.
How to get there: Book your flighs to Paris Beauvais (50 min by car), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (1h25) or Brussels/Zaventem Airport (2h20).
Where to stay: "Moxy Amiens". Stay in the heart of the City.
It may be a bit of a cliché but what a pleasure it is to step out of time for a moment by enjoying a delicious pancake and a sweet cider made in Normandy in an inn at the Mont Saint-Michel.
Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most visited tourist sites in France, so it's no wonder you've ranked it among the best places to visit in France. You can get there yourself by car and stay in a hotel in Mont-Saint-Michel or enjoy a guided tour with transfer from Paris and book your hotel at the best price guaranteed in Paris.
Also book your tours and activities in France such as a Mont Saint Michel Tour with Cider Tasting.
Where to stay: "Les Terrasses Poulard" is a historical property in the heart of Mont Saint Michel
If you want to discover one of the trendiest destinations in France, Metz is definitely the place to go! The city attracts artists and travellers from around the world. Young designers, investors, start-up companies, have settled in Metz for years. Major cultural institutions like the Pompidou Centre and renowned creators such as Philippe Starck have decided to launch their projects in the city.
Situated in the north-east of France and only 82 mins from Paris by train, Metz is the perfect sized town for a short break. Its combination of lively shopping streets and riverside walks makes it ideal for pedestrians, cyclists and people looking for amusement and relaxation. Family-friendly parks and gardens are part of the city lifestyle, just like the animated terraces, cafés and bars. Good quality food is easy to find. The Covered Market, patisseries run by award-winning pastry chefs, and the many restaurants serve local and international delicacies for every budget.
Bonifacio is certainly one of the most beautiful destinations in Corsica. The island of beauty, the other name for Corsica, is itself one of the most beautiful islands in Europe.
Corsica is a welcoming and self-respecting destination. Nature is the main treasure of this island which counts among the most beautiful beaches of Europe but also the best hiking trails of Europe.
How to get there: Book your flights for the "Figari-South Corsica" airport (30 min by car) located in the south of Corsica and discover Bonifacio but also the sublime islands of Lavezzi.
Where to stay: We advise you to stay in the historic centre of Bonifacio. The hotel "Solemare" offers views of the old port and the Citadel and you can enjoy its heated swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms. It is a good starting point for your discovery of Bonifacio and its surroundings.
Bordeaux was once called "The Sleeping Beauty” but pollution, cars and traffic had tarnished the natural radiance of this city. Today, cars have been driven out of the city centre and replaced by a tram and the houses’ facades have been cleaned.
Elected in 2015 “Best European Destination”, Bordeaux has not slept for many years. It has become one of the trendiest cities in France and one of the European cities offering the best quality of life. Creators, start-ups, students, families, everyone wants to settle in Bordeaux.
Bordeaux is an ideal city for wine tourism and you will have only need to travel a few kms to discover Saint-Emilion. Just one hour by car (or one hour by train) from Bordeaux you can also visit the Bassin d'Arcachon and take a dive in the Atlantic Ocean.
Where to stay: "Mama Shelter Bordeaux" Stay in the heart of Bordeaux.
Strasbourg is the capital of Alsace, the Christmas capital, the capital of love and of course the capital of Europe. This multifaceted city is perfect for a city break for lovers, friends or family. Strasbourg is also the starting point for exploring the Alsace region.
Book your hotel at the best price in Strasbourg and discover the tourist attractions such as the cities of Colmar, Riquewihr, Eguisheim... You can also stay in Strasbourg and enjoy its many restaurants offering traditional cuisine. For gourmets, treat yourself to a "2.5-hour gourmet walking tour in Strasbourg". We offer dozens of activities and tours in Strasbourg and nearly 200 hotels at the best price.
How to get there: Book your flights to Strasbourg or Basel (1h by car)
Where to stay: "Regent Contades" located in Strasbourg city centre.
Choose from our offer of over 100 hotels, B&B, guesthouses in and around Disneyland Paris.
Where to stay: One of the favourite family hotels is the “Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch”.
Nice is one of the most beautiful cities of the French Riviera. It has always attracted wealthy families and aristocrats for its high quality of life. Nice has also always attracted travellers looking for authenticity, encounters and discoveries.
Nice is the cultural and economic capital of the South of France. Far from being a destination offering only relaxation and beaches, Nice offers a whole array of museums. Did you know that there were almost as many museums in Nice as in Paris?
Nice is a colourful city, festive, alive. You will find its colours on the houses’ facades, on the stalls of its markets or during major events like the "Carnival of Nice" which traditionally takes place in mid-February for nearly two weeks.
Where to stay: We offer nearly 400 hotels in Nice at the best price. For its excellent value for money we recommend the hotel "Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden Nice" located at 5 minutes’ walk from the famous Promenade des Anglais.
Sainte-Maxime is the southern city of France for travellers seeking an authentic destination. Sainte-Maxime has kept its Provencal soul and offers travellers a cocktail of authenticity, sun, beach, Provencal markets and culture. Its beaches are among the most beautiful beaches in Europe and some have a hidden history.
Do you know that the Elephant Beach owes its name to Babar the Elephant? One of Babar’s adventures is a flight over the beach of Sainte-Maxime in a hot air balloon.
Come in March for the Salon des Vignerons and Gastronomy, in summer to enjoy its beaches and many events and in September to celebrate the harvest.
How to get there: Book your flights to Saint Tropez Airport (20min by car) or Nice (1h)
Where to stay: "La Belle Aurore - Les Collectionneurs" with views of the Mediterranean Sea
The Dordogne Valley is certainly one of the most beautiful places to visit in France with incredible sites. The village of Rocamadour is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, the Basilica of St. Sauveur, the medieval fortress of Castelnau-Bretenoux, the Castle of Montal.
The Dordogne Valley also holds treasures of natural beauty such as the "Gouffre de Padirac".
A must is obviously to fly in a hot air balloon over the region to enjoy its sublime landscapes, ranked among the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. You can also discover this region by boat or carriage. For the more active, go for a canoe ride, horseback ride, rock climbing or stand up paddle. There are a thousand ways to discover the Dordogne!
How to get there: Book your flights to Bergerac Airport (2h by car).
Where to stay: "Domaine du Fraysse". Guests can swim in the outdoor swimming pool.
You will fall in love with the city of Auxerre and its intact medieval historic centre. The city is rich in architecture and has some fine renaissance buildings. Auxerre is a city on a human scale, very welcoming and endearing. It is the cultural and tourist centre of Burgundy, a region famous for its wines such as Pinot Noir.
Fly over Auxerre and its region by hot air balloon while savouring a glass of Chablis, take a walk on foot, on horseback or by bike and discover one of the most beautiful cities of France.
How to get there: Book your flights to Auxerre airport or Paris-Orly airport. Auxerre is located only an hour and a half from the French capital.
Where to stay: "Ibis Budget Auxerre Centre". Couples particularly like the location.
Lille is a welcoming and friendly city, a perfect destination for a city shopping break.
Lille is quite different from other French cities. Old Lille, the historic centre of the city, offers many independent shops, designer boutiques, antique shops, cafes and restaurants.
Lille's Grand Place is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, with a mix of architectural styles from the 18th century to the present day.
Where to stay: Be pampered like a star by reserving your room at the best price at the "Clarance Hotel Lille", one of the most beautiful hotels in the city; it offers private parking and bike rental.
Montpellier located in the south of France is the only city of this region with an ever increasing population.
Each year Montpellier attracts more and more people who come to settle in this city for its quality of life, attractive prices, proximity to the sea and cultural offer. Montpellier also attracts more and more travellers attracted by this perfect destination for a shopping city, a romantic weekend or a break with the family.
Where to stay: "The Oceania Hotel" is perfect for a stay in the heart of the city. Choose your accommodation among more than 300 establishments in Montpellier and discover a city that is well worth seeing.
Gordes - Luberon
The Notre-Dame de Sénanque abbey is located in the town of Gordes, awarded as one of the most beautiful villages in France. You will be able to visit the two places, the Abbey Notre-Dame de Sénanque and the village of Gordes and its famous ‘gories’ on the same day.
The Abbey is still occupied by Cistercian monks. You can enjoy a spiritual retreat in the Abbey since the monks of Sénanque offer rooms for travellers who want to gather in silence.
Come visit this place in spring and early summer when lavender is in bloom!
How to get there: Book your flights to Avignon (30 min by car) or Marseille (50min)
Where to stay: Stay at "Hotel Les Bories & Spa" and pamper yourself like a star in this hotel bordered by olive and lavender trees.
Culturally speaking, Lyon has always had a strong influence on Europe. The city has always been rich thanks to the industries that settled there, from the textile industry to the more recent image industry.
We love its Museum of Contemporary Art, its gastronomy, the hill of Fourvière which offers panoramic views of the city and the bohemian district of Croix-Rousse.
Where to stay: Treat yourself to a 5-star stay by reserving your room at the hotel "Villa Maïa". Located on the hill of Fourvière, this 5-star hotel with its hammam, jacuzzi, gym and views of Lyon is undoubtedly the best hotel in the city.
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