Visiting France: 5 Spots You Can’t Skip

You’re probably wondering what you can do in France past museums and the Effiel Tower. Well, the good news is that there’s a ton of things to do, see, and experience when traveling to France. From amusement parks like Puy Du Fou to the beaches of the French Riviera and skiing in the French Alps, you’ll never run out of places to see when visiting this beautiful country. To make your time in France even more enjoyable, learning basic French words would be of great help.

Puy du Fou Theme Park

Puy du Fou is an amusement park found in the Pays de la Loire region of Western France. It’s considered one of Europe’s best family-oriented theme parks. It includes dozens of attractions throughout four themed areas. One of those themes includes knights and other medieval events set during the Hundred years’ War.

The park has an intriguing mix of history, culture, and imagination. Guests enjoy a wide range of attractions, including shows, rides, and live concerts. While Disneyworld Paris is an excellent place to visit, experiencing a true French amusement park is a memory you’ll never forget.

The French Riviera

The French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur in France, is one of the most famous places in Europe. Famous for many things, including its beautiful beaches and resorts, the sun shines about 310 days a year. Additionally, the French Riviera is also home to some of the wealthiest people in Europe and a top vacation spot for celebrities.

Keep your eyes peeled. You might see one of your favorite actors or musicians lounging on the beach nearby. While you’re relaxing on the white sandy beaches of the Riviera, check out this list of online blackjack sites to win some cashback during your travels. Who knows, you might win enough to buy you’re own vacation home in Côte d’Azur.

Ski the French Alps

The French Alps are a hiker’s paradise. They contain some of the most iconic, well-known mountains in Europe: Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. There is also skiing and snowboarding for those who prefer the wind in their face as they shoot down the slopes.

Whether you’re a beginner or expert, the region is one of the world’s premier ski destinations, with resorts like Courchevel 1850 at 5,732 feet above sea level and Val Thorens at 7,500 feet offering slopes for every level from beginner to expert.

The area also has many villages which have long histories of hospitality dating back to medieval times. With all this history, it’s no wonder that travelers love visiting the Alps to see firsthand what makes them so unique.

Shop the Christmas Markets in Strasbourg

In Strasbourg, you’ll find the best Christmas markets in the country.  The French love their holidays and are known for celebrating them with gusto. And if you’re looking for a European destination that’s guaranteed to have Christmas spirit—this is it. But what really separates these markets from others around Europe? It’s all about the food and drink: gingerbread, mulled wine, and chestnuts roasted over an open fire.

As you can see, there’s much more to see in France than museums, gardens, and the Effiel Tower. Depending on how much time you’ll be traveling, you might get to see both—the history and the activities, such as lounging on the beach or skiing the French Alps.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

Not meaning to brag, but here goes. I can say I’m a travel expert and have spoken at multiple travel conferences and trade shows.

I enjoy travelling all over the world but my big passion is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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