Love at first sight: 10 cities in France that are worth seeing at least once in a lifetime
Toulouse is one of the largest, most beautiful and original French cities. The pink city was erected on the ruins of a Roman settlement, beautiful with its amazing history and architecture. The capital of medieval Languedoc is the fourth largest city in France by population. Its historical part has the shape of a hexagon and is great for leisurely walking. One of the main highlights of the local architecture is the red brick houses, which are best seen at dawn and dusk. On the outskirts of Toulouse, there is an ultramodern theme park, Cite-Espace, where you can have a great time.
Lyon is a major commercial and commercial center in France, which has become home to two million people. The capital of the Freemasons and the city of art museums flourished for more than 5 centuries. Beautiful green parks, a well-developed restaurant area, charming embankments, elegant night lighting, a unique historical center – all this can be found in Lyon.
Nice is the pearl of the Cote d’Azur, which, like a fatal beauty, falls in love at first sight. Once and for all. Founded by the ancient Greeks back in 350 BC. e., this city has a whole collection of attractions, as well as a chic sea and the promenade, which the locals like to stroll along in the evenings. The old quarters of Nice still keep the medieval spirit, walks through them will make the trip unforgettable.
Marseille is the largest commercial port in France, which can be safely considered the benchmark among the rest of the Mediterranean port cities. Bright, noisy and sunny town, whose life has absorbed a motley mixture of different cultures and nationalities, certainly will be something pleasant to surprise you. What to do and what is definitely worth a try in Marseille, we are told here.
In elegant Biarritz you will find the most beautiful beaches in France (in any case, TripAdvisor thought so in the near 2014th), stunning wild landscapes, the ocean to the horizon with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, gorgeous waves for surfing fans. And all this is five minutes from the city center, where you can make a delicious break in one of the local restaurants. If you have long wanted to discover the charming Basque Coast, Biarritz will be the best starting point.
According to many analytical firms, Bordeaux is one of the best cities in France to live. But just to stay here will also be very interesting. Walking through the old streets of the city, familiarity with traditional French cuisine and its fusion directions, tours of the castles and tasting excellent wines – these and other interesting things you can fill your leisure in Bordeaux. Special attention is given to the architecture of the city – it is simply amazing!
It is best to come to Strasbourg in the winter when the streets of the city shine in the light of festive lights, and the largest Christmas market unfolds in the vast squares. After spending about 5 hours to get here by car, you can have a great time: visit the stud farm, visit the pub in the former stables (or even stay at the hotel here), take a ride in Ribeauvillé and taste local wines, wander around the La beach petite france.
The motley and flourishing Annecy is often called the Alpine Venice: the city is carved by a network of water channels that you can take a boat ride. Or just sit at a table in a cafe located on the bank of one of these man-made “rivers” and admire the magnificence of colored houses. Also in Annecy is to see its beautiful lake, one of the most beautiful in France.
The streets of the Breton capital all year round are full of noisy tourists. And you know why? This is a beautiful city with a rich history, which he does not mind sharing with his guests. From Paris you can get here by car in 3.5 hours to try the local gastronomic masterpieces, escape to Saint-Malo on the banks of the English Channel, and admire the Du Parlement de Bretagne building with its stunning marché des Lices in the middle of the streets of the Old Town.
We will not describe the beauty and magnificence of Colmar today; we have devoted a separate article to this fairy-tale town. I just want to note once again that everyone should be here. Do not deny yourself such a pleasure!
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