France is a beautiful country. If you’re a first time visitor, you’re definitely looking forward to the famous Eiffel Tower. The wrought-iron lattice is undoubtedly a graceful sight to behold, but with France, there’s so much more to cherish, particularly on the rural side.
Rural destinations in France are known for their signature features, such as hilly terrain, medieval architecture and red cliffs to name a few. When planning a visit to France, you need to do some research in order to have a richer experience. Wondering where to begin? Go through travel agencie s reviews in order to get an overview of all the companies that offer holidays. You can read what vacationers who are already experienced with booking companies like Air Transat have said about them in air transat reviews. We believe these independent reviews, feedback and complaints would help you choose the right travel agency.
If you’re planning a rural destination trip, the following beautiful locations would make your visit worthwhile:
1. St-Tropez, Côte d’Azur
This is a seaside resort known for cobblestone streets, and an influx of European and American jet set and tourists. It is also many celebrities’ favorite resorts. St-Tropez has many attractions, such as the Old Gendarmerie Station, a popular photography spot and the medieval citadel, Tour Jarlier. It has a port promenade with cafes. If you like to have a taste of new food, you should make sure to ask about Tarte tropézienne at Côte d’Azur, it’s a tasty dessert pastry consisting of a filled brioche. Apart from the food, locals at Côte d’Azur are friendly, and you can catch some fun with them in a game of boules.
2. Grasse, Cannes
Grasse is known for perfumeries! There are about 30 makers of perfume in this local destination, and is a perfect place for tourists who desire a whiff of good scent. Good fragrance envelops this town; you can enjoy more of this by touring the factories. Other than perfumes, look out for jasmine soaps.
3. Honfleur Normandy
Honfleur was originally built for trading but has now been transformed into an art centre. Museums and art galleries dot the town. The colorful paintings on the streets of Honfleur would command your gaze. Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Maritime Museum, and The Pont de Normandie are some of the places to see at Honfleur. This artsy town has old ports that are worth visiting, along with beautiful hotels, restaurants, and shops.
4. L’Isle sur la Sorgue
This is the home of antique. L’Isle sur la Sorgue is one of those must-see places for art enthusiasts and tourists. It boasts of greenery and art shops–at least 250 antique second hand shops exist here, from which you’re bound to find something of interest. If you happen to visit during Easter, your chances are even higher as antique dealers usually come around during this time to display their wares.
5. Domme, Dordogne
This town enjoys an excellent location on the Dordogne River. The streets here are honey-colored and the locals are most welcoming. The hallmark of Dordogne is its fascinating cave systems that rest under the main squire. Historically, they were used as shelter by the locals during the war, but today it’s an attraction site for tourists. Museum Paul Reclus, Templar Knights Graffiti, The L’ Oustal du Périgord, Museum of Arts and Traditions are other places to enjoy at Dordogne.
All the places mentioned above have sceneries with character. Make sure to enjoy your stay and take many beautiful pictures you can look back on.