2nd episode of our series of iconic places to absolutely discover in France. This time we take you to Corsica via Mougins, the fabulous Verdon Gorges or the emblematic Pont du Gard site near Nîmes… new guided tour, of these emblematic sites through France.
10 iconic places to discover in France
From southern Corsica to northern Corsica, in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, between France and Italy, Corsica continues to show us its countless beauties along the coasts or in arid and wild lands. The island of beauty tells the history of its people and its geographical heritage that we discover during walks in its typical villages or during a swim in its crystal clear waters that we can find on the Calvi side.
On the banks of Loire Valley, the châteaux
They are numerous and captivating… Ambroise, Blois, Chambord, Cheverny Villandry, Chenonceau ... The Loire Valley Chateaux reveal as you visit, all their mysteries and entire sections of French history.
The + : fly over them from a hot air balloon.
From the top of the gorges, the Verdon river appears tiny and turquoise. With their 21 km long, cut in the earth, they connect the lake of Sainte-Croix in Castellane between the departments of Var and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Fans of water sports, descend this French-style canyon in canoe and kayak.
The Petit-Minou lighthouse
When the sun sets, the places are particularly breathtaking. With a 360-degree panorama of the sea, the Petit-Minou lighthouse culminates in above large rocks, installed on the north coast of the Goulet de Brest .... If it is not possible to visit it, the panorama is worth the detour.
A true Provencal postcard, Mougins is a charming village close to Cannes. From the small stone alleys that we walk through sheltered from the sun, we lingers on plots replaced by fountains. In the distance, a view of the Mediterranean that borders the Croisette. A pure feast for the eyes!
At the end of the world, Ouessant
Treat yourself to a getaway on the island at the end of the world, the last land of Brittany before the Americas! One of the wildest islands in Brittany with many facets does not lack charm. From its jagged cliffs to coves sunny secrets, from its versatile daylight to the nights punctuated by beams of lighthouses, rich in flourishing flora and fauna, it offers a certain tranquility of island life.
Straddling 4 departments (Aube, Marne, Aisne and Seine-et-Marne), in the Grand Est region, the Champagne vineyards have nearly 280,000 plots with 17 “grand cru” villages and 42 “premier cru” villages. The discovery of this heritage is the opportunity for a bucolic stroll, in the heart of Champagne vineyard before tasting a bubbly grand cru.
The Ocher trail
Between Ventoux and Luberon, Roussillon is a veritable ocher palace. Located at heart of the most important ocher deposit in Europe, the Ocher trail proclaims its mineral singularity through an astonishing palette of flamboyant colors in a fascinating gradient of yellow-ocher-orange-red hues. Here, ocher is everywhere: admire its natural color variations, its landscapes shaped by water, wind and man and fill your eyes with spectacular and unique landscapes.
The organs of Ille-sur-Têt
Grandiose, jagged cliffs, fairy chimneys (30 minutes from Perpignan protected site) culminate at 10 meters in height. Make sand and clay, shaped by bad weather, chiseled by rains, erosion has worked like a artist, notching, incising these great lunar-looking organs.
The Pont du Gard
Listed as World Heritage by Unesco, the Pont du Gard, ancient monument, remains one of the great masterpieces of mankind. Between Uzès and Remoulins, not far from Nîmes, this 273-meter-long three-level bridge that spans the Jabron, was intended for the passage of a Roman aqueduct. Ancient wonder, technical prowess, it is also a magical site, gone wild again.
VISION Destinations | October 20