We Know: 10 Things To See In France
1. Chateau de Versailles (Versailles Castle)
The amazing Castle of the French Kings, 20 minutes outside of Paris is a must see when in France. Its grandeur and beauty will take you back in times where royalty dwelled so lavishly and luxuriously. The gardens, also spectacular, are a visit on their own.
Castle is open Tuesday through Sunday form 9:00am to 6:00pm. Admission about $12.00
2. Chateaux de la Loire (Loire Castles)
The Loire Valley is home to 10+ amazing castles bordering the beautiful Loire River, in the center of France. One more impressive than the next, visiting them all and the region can take anywhere from 1/2 day to 10 days.
3. La Rochelle
On the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, this fishing town offers many treasures. From a multitude of museums to the cruises departing from there to the 3 small and beautiful islands of Re, Aix and Oleron, La Rochelle is enchanting.
4.Cote D'Azur (French Riviera)
On the Mediterranean coast of France, the French Riviera offers countless amazing villages and cities. It can take an entire trip to discover the coast, from the most well known cities; including Nice and Antibes, to the more remote villages, like Saint-Paul and Saint-Agnes. Rich in sights, flavors, luxury and history, this is one of the most worldly known areas of France, where swimming and skiing can be done the same day.
5. Mont Saint Michel
The Mont Saint Michel is the second most-visited monument in France after the Eiffel tower. Nestled in the waters of Brittany in the North West arm of France, it is a "wonder of the western world".
Island off the French south coast, Corsica is definitely worth the trip. It has become the Stars' retreat, preferring its privacy over Nice and the Riviera. Boat trips, snorkeling, swimming, great food, beautiful landscapes, make this island a little French paradise.
7. Deauville and Trouville
Home of the "American Film Festival" Deauville remains a symbol of elegance. Deauville and its twin city Trouville are in Normandy, on the North West coast. Trouville is an old French "Malibu", with its mansions planted in the sand. It also has a great casino on the beach. Very close to the D-day beaches and Normandy, as a whole, offers plenty of beautiful and historical sights.
Nestled in the hills behind the Riviera, Provence is a dry paradise of flavors, sounds and scents. Many amazing cities like Aix-en-Provence or Avignon and countless beautiful villages are some of Provence's treasures.
On top of the French Alps, in Haute Savoie, Courchevel offers amazing mountain sights in winter as well as summer. Well known for its ski resort with 5 altitude levels, it is also a great place to spend time in the summer.
Capital of the Bordeaux wine region, Bordeaux is an exquisite city built at the end of the Gironde River. A wine taster or connoisseur's paradise, the region offers many sights to enjoy as well as vineyards to visit.