Travel in France

(continuer en français) – Last updated: January 23, 2023

La Petite-France, Strasbourg

France, travel in the country of tourism

It is no coincidence that France is regularly ranked at the top of the list of countries receiving the most visitors. There are many reasons for this: the beautiful and varied landscapes, the architecture which owes as much to the depth of history as to the taste for beautiful forms, the artistic creation which can be found in museums as well as in the streets, and of course the gastronomy.


There are beautiful things to see in all regions, and many large cities have a heritage that turns their centres into museum cities. The countryside has many villages that illustrate the regional diversity. Not forgetting castles and abbeys that grace the most beautiful places.

The French can be blamed for their moaning and grumpy side, but in the end this pushes them towards excellence, always pointing out what is wrong. Once the ice is broken, they are attentive hosts who, in addition to their professionalism, show a great attachment to their land.

France is the land of joie de vivre, perhaps even more so for visitors than for its inhabitants.

Le Bois Tissandeau, Vendée
Château de Frazé, Eure et Loir
Château de Montvallat, Cantal
Belcastel, Aveyron, France


To facilitate the sorting, I will use the large administrative regions, 12 for Metropolitan France (Corsica will come later), there will also be the Overseas territories, these little chunks of France on every continent.

In each region, the regional capitals stand proudly on a long history and local specificities. They illustrate the complexity of the national history and the diversity of the country.

Rouen, Normandie
Rennes, Bretagne
Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Lille, Hauts-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
Orléans, Centre-Val de Loire
Toulouse, Occitanie
Strasbourg, Grand Est
Dijon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur


Well, I haven’t been everywhere, not yet… to keep the dream going. However, many of my first trips date back to before the digital age, the digitization of my first photos does not often satisfy me, so I prefer to think about going back to rediscover these beautiful places to complement my travel notes.


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