Friday, April 18, 2014

7 extra MUST See places in france

7 NEW MUST-SEE places
in France

When people think of France they think of fine wine and cuisine, extraordinary scenery and a laid back lifestyle that is the envy of the world. The gorgeous diverse landscape – inspiring centuries of influential writers, artists and poets – include huge mountain ranges, acres of green countryside and long stretches of sparkling coastline. Paris aside, here is L’Apartments next 7 beautiful chosen places to visit in France.
1. Verdon Georges (image above) – Near Moustiers, this river canyon is considered one of Europes most beautiful with its startling turquoise-green colour.


2. Versailles (above image) – Most famous for its chateau, the grand and ornate Palace of Versailles (once housing the kings of France including the ill-fated Louis XVI and wife Marie Antoinette) is perfectly preserved with extraordinary manicured gardens. It offers an insight into the lives of 18thC French royalty before the start of the French Revolution.


3. Livarot, Normandy - For the ‘cheese’, if not the beautiful scenery. The pungent Livarot is considered one of the great cheeses of Normandy. Exploring Normandy, find lush green landscapes dry-stone farmhouses, chalk-white cliffs, half-timbered buildings and other examples of picturesque architecture. The historically site of the Normandy Landing beaches and Bayeux for the famous Bayeux tapestries.


4. Hornfleur Normandy (above image) – for beautiful seaside and seafood. Hornfleur is ‘THE’ city to visit in Normandy. Be enchanted by this lovely port, which has inspired so many artists who found its changing light and picturesque quays irresistible. Enjoy typical festivals, attractions and romantic restaurants.


5. Dordogne (above image) – located in the SW, Dordogne is an exceptionally beautiful region impressing even the most discerning travellers. Roads and rivers wind through lush agricultural pastures and spectacular prehistoric landscapes of caves and gorges, interspersed with charming medieval towns and villages of historical heritage. Visit the sacred pilgrim’s monuments en route to Santiago de Compostela, sample local wines and explore ancient fortified towns like the striking Beynac-et-Cazenac (pictured above).


6. Annecy (above image) - The French Alps are best known for their up-market ski resorts, but the region is also home to some very attractive towns which are great to visit, summer or winter. Annecy is the stand out. Built around a 14th century Chateau the whole town is interspersed with small canals. With its unusual centre and backdrop of snowy mountains, Annecy is one of the most photogenic towns in France.


7. Champagne - in addition to the miles of Champagne Routes, this region has plenty of scenic countryside, medieval chateaux and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Visit the capital ‘Troyes’ for impressive art and architecture and Reims for its famous Notre Dame Cathedral and acres of underground wine cellars. French Kings were crowned at Notre Dame and the structure is fittingly majestic.

 A whole world of France is waiting to be found!

From L'Apartment

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