Given the winter blues, I’ve been feeling rather antsy lately. Since I can’t go anywhere at the moment, I’ve decided to start a new series on this blog: “10 Places I Want To Visit In: [insert country].” This series will mainly focus on countries I’ve already been to, but to showcase places I’ve missed during my previous travels– and to inspire me to visit them on the next trip!

…and what better way to start it off than with France? After all, I lived in France for four years, yet I haven’t seen everything I’ve wanted to see. There are so many cities and regions I’ve yet to check out, and I’ve compiled a list of places I’m dying to visit once I return. If anything of you have been to any of these places, let me know how they are! Without further ado, here’s the list:

tl;dr I realize almost half of the places I want to visit are situated in the Occitanie region of France. Can’t get enough of that place!

10 Places I Want To Visit In: FRANCE

1. Collioure (Occitanie)

Collioure - Wikipedia

2. Cordes-sur-Ciel (Occitanie)

Cordes-sur-Ciel: a return to the Middle Ag... - Secret World

3. Béziers (Occitanie)

The delightful under-the-radar French town you need to visit

4. Sète (Occitanie)

The Best Things to Do in Sète

5. Gorges du Verdon (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur)

Gorges Du Verdon Shared Tour From Nice

6. Lascaux Cave (Dordogne)

Visit The Lascaux cave - Guided tours in South of France

7. Château de la Roche (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

CHÂTEAU DE LA ROCHE (Saint-Priest-la-Roche): Ce qu'il faut savoir

8. Château de Chantilly (Hauts-de-France)

Chantilly Castle - Chantilly Senlis Tourism

9. Baux-de-Provence (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur)

Provencal Village Les Baux De Provence And View Of Sarragan Sto Stock Photo  - Download Image Now - iStock

10. Île de Ré (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Ile De Re: 10 Fun Things To Do On This Atlantic Coast Island

Where do YOU want to go in France? Let me know! Bonne journée. 🙂

— Rebecca


54 thoughts on “10 Places I Want To Visit In: FRANCE

  1. The theme is a good idea, with the disadvantage of not having a photo to show as you haven’t been there yet. Of these 10 places in France, all are famous, except perhaps the Château de la Roche which I did not know. I haven’t been everywhere yet, but there is at least one place that we will miss, and that is Lascaux. To ensure its preservation, the cave is now closed to the public, but there is a replica that can be visited.

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    1. Château de la Roche is a regional favorite in the Loire, where I used to live: never got to go there, so that’s why I want to return! Lascaux is a bit difficult to get to, but hopefully someday!

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    1. I’ve been to Avignon three times, and I’d say it’s worth it! Beautiful Old Town and small enough to walk everywhere. Also a convenient base for day trips to other parts of the south of France (including the Provence lavender fields)!

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  2. This is such a great list, Rebecca. I would very much love to visit every single place on your list especially Gorges du Verdon – the turquoise river now flowing at the base of high limestone cliffs looks quite spectacular and so is the canyon itself. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Yes! The Gorges du Verdon has been on my bucket list since I first started living in France! Sadly, I never got the chance to go, as it’s a bit of a ways to get there…one of these days, I’ll have to go! Maybe you’ll reach there before I do! 😉

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  3. All these are absolutely gorgeous and worth visiting, with Gorges du Verdon and Lascaux Cave perhaps the two stand-outs for me. We haven’t been to any of these places, but your list provides a lot of inspiration for a potential France trip.

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  4. That’s a great list with some underrated destinations too! I’m lucky enough to have been to Collioure already and multiple times to the Gorges du Verdon as well, since my mum lives nearby, but all the other places you mention seem amazing as well!

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  5. I haven’t been to any of these places but since they’re in France, they must be fabulous! We’re headed to Toulouse, the Pyrenees, (Andorra), Ax-les-Thermes, Foix, and Carcassonne this summer. I also want to visit Bordeaux and Brittney, as well as more of the French Alps. Repeated visits are in order!

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    1. I’ve not been to Andorra, nor Ax-les-Thermes, or Foix, but I’ve heard they’re gorgeous; I hope you have a lot of fun! I’ve been to Bordeaux and the Brittany region, and they’re lovely…there’s no place in France that isn’t worth seeing!

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    1. Yes, the big cities have so much to do/see that one doesn’t have the time (or sometimes, interest) to venture out! Thanks for reading; there’s a chance I’ll be heading to at least one soon… 😉

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