By Rebecca Siggers
France is a remarkable country with breathtaking sceneries, friendly people, and mouthwatering cuisines. It is also one of the most visited countries in Europe due to its lavish lifestyle and elegant fashion boutiques. Due to the vast number of cities available in the country, it can be quite hard to narrow down some of the best cities to tour. Well, to help you with that, here is a list of eight French cities that you should visit in 2020.
Paris is the home to Eifel tower, which one of the world’s most elegant cultural and architectural structures. It is also a city with vast indoor and outdoor activities that you are going to love. While there, you get to enjoy their delectable delicacies and refreshing drinks as well as fantastic cocktails, including the black rose, the sidecar, and the le forum cocktail, among others. There are also amazing attractions that you can visit. They include places like the popular Musee du Louvre, the Eifel Tower, and Le Marais, which is one of the oldest districts in Paris.
If you are a wine lover, then you have already come across the name Bordeaux on a bottle of wine. That is the main reason why it is among the best cities to visit in France. The region has plenty of wineries that are famous for producing great wine. You can thus visit places like chateau Pape Clement and Chateau Marquis de Terme. It is also a place that has stylish site-seeing locations, including Place de la Bourse, which is a location with amazing fountains.
Colmar is a peaceful city in the heart of France with picture-perfect vicinities. The first thing that will capture your eyes is the pastel-coloured houses, which make the place amazing to tour. There are also various canals and cobbled alleys, as well as many attractions. You can visit Musee Unterlinden, where you can see captivating galleries. There is the Old Customs House and learn more about the early political and economic centre of Colmar. Finish off at Chapelle Saint Pierre, which is famous for its peaceful gardens.
By the time you finish touring this city, you are not only going to have amazing memories of the place, but you will also scratch-off France from your carte a gratter with pride. That is because Nice has beautiful beaches that offer a perfect ground to soak up the sun. There is also the enthralling Place Massena, which is also the city’s main square. Here you get to come across the vast shopping streets with a beguiling seafront on the south. The place makes Nice an exciting region.
What you are yet to learn about Avignon is that its initial rulers were catholic popes. That is why it has a Palais es papes or the pope’s palace in the city centre. There is an ancient bridge called the Pont D’Avignon, which you can visit and have a good look at the Rhone River. You can then take a ferry to L’Ile de la Barthelasse, which is one of the few places in France where you can have a peaceful Picnic. Once you finish, tour the old city streets and admire the ancient buildings.
Marseille is a beautiful port city that has undergone significant transformation in the past few years. It is home to Notre Dame de la Garde, which is one of the most famous landmarks in France. What makes it one of the most incredible French cities to visit is its Vieux Port, which is always full of delicious seafood that you can always enjoy.
If you are in the mood to have a view of a vibrant city with several big mechanical animals, then Nantes can offer all that without compromise. It is a great place to visit thanks to its amazing attractions. Some of the places to tour in Nantes include Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, which translates to Old seats of the Dukes of Brittany. You can also visit the Passage Pommeraye, which is the most sophisticated place to shop. Before you leave, don’t fail to stop by Jardin des Plantes and enjoy the view.
One fact you should know about Lyon is that it is the third-largest city in France. The architectural design of the place consists of old and new buildings that are impressive to have a look at. Some of the best places to tour include Musee des Beaux of arts, Musee de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine, and Colline de la Croix-Rousse, a town build on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse.
Those are so far some of the best French cities that you should visit in 2020. Each of the towns has distinct features that make it unique from the other. If you want remarkable sandy beaches, head over to Nice. You can also visit Bordeaux to have a clear view of the stunning wineries. Be sure that you are going to have a fantastic time in France.
About the author: Rebecca Siggers has been closely studying the travel industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current travel trends and also likes to write about food and beverages, particularly wine.
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