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The most beautiful places in France
Inserted: 20.11.2020
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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France offers an incredible number of beautiful places. Starting with ancient towns and picturesque villages, the most beautiful castles in Europe. Then there is also amazing nature in the form of the highest peaks of the Alps and the Côte d'Azur or the wild coast of the Atlantic. Let's take a look at places in France that are really worth a visit

1.
Paris

The capital of France

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| Altitude: 48 m / 157 ft

Paris is one of the largest cities in Europe. The most famous monuments include the famous Eiffel Tower, the… continue reading

2.
Mont Blanc

The highest mountain of the Alps, France and Italy

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| Altitude: 4 810 m / 15 781 ft

Mont Blanc (the Italian Monte Bianco, translated as White Mountain, 4,810m above sea level) is traditionally… continue reading

3.
Verdon canyon

Grand Canyon of Europe

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| Altitude: 517 m / 1 696 ft

Verdon Canyon (Gorge du Verdon) is one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. Verdon river here carved a… continue reading

4.
Mont Saint Michel

The second most visited place in France

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| Altitude: 42 m / 138 ft

Mont Saint Michel is located in Normandy. This building stands on a granite island, which is washed by the… continue reading

5.
Carcassonne Castle

A monumental castle town

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| Altitude: 108 m / 354 ft

Carcassonne is actually more than a castle, it's all heavily fortified city in the former disputed border… continue reading

6.
Ecrins National Park

The most beautiful part of the French Alps

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The Ecrins National Park is situated around the mighty Barre des Écrins (4,102 m asl). It is a very large… continue reading

7.
Avignon

Papal city full of architecture

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| Altitude: 30 m / 98 ft

The ancient town of Avignon is located in French Provence. The Popes stayed here in the 14th century and… continue reading

8.
Capu Rossu

The most beautiful peninsula of Corsica

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| Altitude: 331 m / 1 086 ft

Not far from the town of Piana you can hike to the amazing Peninsula Capu Rossu. The rock cliff is 331 meters… continue reading

9.
Colmar

Little Venice

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| Altitude: 194 m / 636 ft

Colmar is the historic town of Alsace located on the wine trail. It is renowned for its historic center,… continue reading

10.
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Famous monastery between lavender

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| Altitude: 365 m / 1 198 ft

The Sénanque Monastery is located in French Provence, near Gordes and Avignon. It is renowned for its… continue reading

11.
Dune du Pyla

The highest dune of Europe

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| Altitude: 59 m / 194 ft

In the west of France, next to the Bay of Biscay, you will find the highest dune of Europe – Dune du Pyla.… continue reading

12.
Cliffs at Bonifacio

The most beautiful cliffs of Corsica

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| Altitude: 28 m / 92 ft

The ancient city of Bonifacio is renowned for its snow-white cliffs. You can see them from adjacent prospects… continue reading

13.
Gordes

Beautiful rock town

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| Altitude: 353 m / 1 158 ft

Gordes is one of the most beautiful and visited Provencal towns. It is built on a hill where Roman ruins were… continue reading

14.
Notre Dame in Rouen

The largest cathedral in France

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| Altitude: 17 m / 56 ft

There are many Notre Dame churches in France and some know only Notre Dame in Paris. The Notre Dame in Rouen,… continue reading

15.
Pont du Gard

A unique aqueduct from the time of the Roman Empir

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| Altitude: 31 m / 102 ft

Pont du Gard is a historic aqueduct dating back to ancient Rome (1st century AD). It is a system of three… continue reading

16.
Aiguille du Midi

Famous viewpoint on Mont Blanc

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| Altitude: 3 842 m / 12 605 ft

Aiguille du Midi (3,842 meters above sea level) is one of the highest places in Europe that you can reach… continue reading

17.
Camargue

Interesting marsh land in the Rhone delta

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In the Rhone River Delta region can be found marshes of the Camargue (Regional Natural Park). Here you will… continue reading

18.
Col de l´Iseran

The highest road pass of the Alps

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| Altitude: 2 770 m / 9 088 ft

The Col de l'Iseran (2770 meters above sea level) on the eastern edge of the Vanoise National Park is the… continue reading

19.
Côte de Granit Rose - Brittany

A walk

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| Altitude: 9 m / 30 ft

This place is considered one of the most beautiful within the rocky coasts in Europe. There are only three… continue reading

20.
Col du Galibier

The most famous pass on the Tour de France

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| Altitude: 2 645 m / 8 678 ft

At the northern end of the Ecrins National Park is the legendary Pass de France – Col du Galibier (2,645… continue reading

21.
The Ochre Trail

Hike along the beautifully colored rocks

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| Altitude: 318 m / 1 043 ft

The ocher trail is located in close proximity to Roussillon. There is a trail through beautiful rocks that… continue reading

22.
Col du Tourmalet

The most famous pass in the Pyrenees

Altitude: 2 118 m / 6 949 ft

The most famous pass in the Pyrenees is without a doubt the Col du Tourmalet (2,115 m above sea level), which… continue reading

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