Going on vacation nowadays means going far and cheaply. This is why many French people fly to other countries during their annual holidays. But what we sometimes forget is that our country also has magnificent places and breathtaking landscapes. Here are some examples of places to visit in France, some of which you never imagined you could find in our country.
1. Le Mont Blanc, Chamonix
This mountain is world famous and many athletes try to climb it every year. Mont Blanc is located in the Alps and is the highest peak in Western Europe at 4809 meters. You can enjoy breathtaking mountain views and try out the winter sports that liven up the ski resorts for half the year.
2. Dune du Pilat, Arcachon Bay
The Dune du Pilat is located at the entrance to the Arcachon basin in Gironde. It is a huge dune that contains 55 million cubic meters of sand and stretches for several kilometers. It is the highest dune in Europe. More than 2 million visitors go to the top of the dune every year to admire the view of the Atlantic Ocean.
3. The cliffs of Étretat, Normandy
It is still an unusual place that is known worldwide. The cliffs are hollowed out by the sea, which gives them an atypical and picturesque aspect that millions of tourists come to admire every year. Famous poets and painters have spoken a lot about this landscape which has inspired them so much over the years. Do not miss it!
4. The Gorges du Verdon, PACA region
This is a destination that will totally disorient you and yet you are in France! These hidden gorges reveal blue water from the southern seas that will leave you speechless. The Verdon river crosses mountain ranges for almost 200 kilometers where you will find accommodation in strategic places of the river.