Six Must-See Cities in France

From the stylish seaside resorts to the boulevards of Paris, France offers several of the loveliest scenery on earth. France delights soaring cathedrals, picture-perfect villages and romantics with fairy-tale castles but still excites realists with its advancing, modern style. There are amazing things to see in France such as the iconic Eiffel Tower, which is the modern emblem of France. You get to discover the well-known masterworks of art at the Louvre museum and also spend a day at the classy Palace of Versailles, pretending to be a royalty. It is also famous for its cheeses and wines, and its other attractions include the castles of the Loire Valley, historic cities, fantastic climate, a beautiful countryside and outstanding beaches. In addition, nowadays there are very affordable flights Manchester – Paris making it easier to travel. Now here is a list of six amazing cities worth visiting in France:

  1. Paris 

Paris is the capital city of France and has a lot of amazing attractions to see and amazing activities to carry out. It has the biggest number of attractions in the country and probably in Europe. This explains why it receives a lot of visitors annually. The city’s attractions include world’s most known museums, a lovely rivers cape and a wide range of historic monuments, which include palaces, chapels and cathedrals. It is also famous for its restaurants, cafes, cinemas and theaters.

  1. The town of Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint Michel is a lovely city situated approximately one Kilometer from the country’s northwestern coast. It is one of the country’s most noticeable landmarks visited by more than three million people every year and is a UNESCO world Heritage site. The island is famous for The Abbey, amazing museums, The Paris Church and historical shops and houses dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries.

The town of Mont Saint-Michel

The town of Mont Saint-Michel

  1. Versailles

Versailles is a superb French city famous worldwide for its lovely Palace and gardens. Although having being established by King Louis XIV in the 18th century, majestic elegance continues to abound in the city. It is famous for the palace, gardens, Grand Trianon, Royal Opera of Versailles, Versailles Cathedral, Hall of Mirrors, Royal Chapel, Versailles market, and many others making it an amazing city worth visiting.

Château de Versailles

Château de Versailles

  1. Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is a beautiful historical town located south of Paris. It is famous for its large and picturesque Forest of Fontainebleau, a much loved weekend getaway for Parisians, and for the historical “Château de Fontainebleau” of the kings of France, which beckons many tourists. Its formal gardens consist of ornamental sculptures and lakes. The historical Forest also has the “Le Grand Parquet”, which is an equestrian stadium.

Château de Fontainebleau

Château de Fontainebleau

  1. Lourdes

Lourdes is a lovely town and is among the leading city in France with tourist resorts. It has more than 220 hotels and prides in having the greatest number of resorts in the country outside of Paris, occupied by around 5 million tourists each year. It is famous for its Sanctuary, amazing religious museums, beautiful park, cheese, wine and pocket friendly cafes and restaurants. The sanctuary area of Lourdes is a peaceful quiet environment where the faithful from all over the world gather.



  1. Lyon

Lyon is a historical city with an exciting cultural setting and has numerous preserved historical sites. The city is home to amazing Renaissance houses, medieval quarters and France’s oldest ruins. The city also has amazing other attractions such as museums, great restaurants and boutiques. In addition the city has a wide range of hotels which offer comfortable accommodation where you can stay during your visit.



There are many more great places to explore in France it you have more time on your hand. And if you are traveling from Scotland, there are also affordable flights from Aberdeen to Paris making making the holiday to France more accessible and surely more affordable. Bon Voyage!!


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Author: Jonathan Marlow

Travel Blogger and dedicated world traveler

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