From the charming villages of South of France to la dune du Pilat on the west coast, passing by the emblematic Mont-Saint-Michel, the gardens of Versailles, the garden of Claude Monnet or the Provençal villages… guided tour through France, and these iconic sites to discover.
10 best sites to discover in France in 2020
PANORAMIC VIEW FROM LA DUNE DU PILAT
When you reach the top of the famous Dune du Pilat, you can find in incredible and breathtaking view ! From this sand dome, a peculiarity of the Aquitaine coast, the highest dune in Europe, placed just at the entrance to Le bassin d'Arcachon, you can admire the ocean as far as the eye can see, the absolutely magnificent beaches, the typical houses, the oyster huts, the oyster ports and further afield, the Landes forest massif. Discover here a certain image of well-being!
IN GIVERNY, CLAUDE MONET'S HOUSE AND GARDENS
The soothing nature of Giverny, in Normandy, draws visitors in the footsteps of Claude Monet. These bucolic gardens teeming with flowers and old-fashioned ponds have inspired the most beautiful paintings of the master of Impressionism. And to complete this parenthesis, we made a stop in the painter's house, transformed into a foundation.
THE MONT SAINT MICHEL
We are amazed by its bay which can be visited according to the tides that flow at the speed of a galloping horse, we are surprised by the fortified city and its medieval streets and we enjoy one of the essential omelettes cooked over a fire by la Mère Poularde! A great place of pilgrimage, planted on its rocky island of 97 hectares, Mont-Saint-Michel offer a surprising visit.
THE ISLAND OF PORQUEROLLES
Little corner of paradise 2 hours from Toulon, the island of Porquerolles is a haven of peace under the open sky. Classified as a nature reserve, the one that saw Charlie Chaplin and Chagall, preserves itself: with the last boat departure at 6 p.m., the island finds real peace of mind for happy owners, lucky holidaymakers or eternal sailors who like to stop there. Between vineyards, forests, paradisiac beaches, the island of Porquerolles has kept its wild nature and we love it.
In the footsteps of the Sun King and Marie-Antoinette, in Versailles Palace still fascinating by its architecture and its rich heritage, explore the famous French gardens of André Le Nôtre.
CASSIS AND ITS CREEKS
The spot is absolutely heavenly. There is this fabulous fishing port and these typical Provencal houses, clinging to the rock. And, away from this absolutely breathtaking site, after a sporty walk, we discover and explore the creeks worthy of the most sublime spots on the planet. Capped by a rocky needle, the Finger of God.
LAVENDER FIELDS IN PROVENCE
With its lavender fields that run through arid lands, Provence, from the south of Drôme and part of the Ardèche to the shores of the Mediterraneanée, stands out as the undisputed place for summer visits. Inseparable from blue gold, used for its benefits in aromatherapy and now for its culinary flavors, these places with joyful accents hosted, in the heart of the Luberon, the 10 years parade of the Jacquemus's house. Absolutely magical.
THE CLIFFS OF ETRETAT
Discover one of the most beautiful panoramas in France here, with its chalk cliff plunging steeply into the sea. At the foot of the sublime cliff of Etretat, we stroll on the immense pebble beach to reach the heights populated by Norman Belle Epoque style houses, a place of contemplation for Matisse and Monet.
Small stone houses flooded with ivy, fountains, belvederes from which we admire the lavender fields ... Perfect Provencal village in the Luberon, Saignon is perched on the edge of the Claparèdes plateau.
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VISION Destinations | June 20
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