Category: France

Wimereux, Cote d’Opale, France

What we like about this town is the lovely long promenade you can walk along which is dotted with restaurants, bars and hotels. It has a wide sand and pebble beach which the children couldn’t wait to get on

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Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne is a stunning location bursting with history and a world heritage site not to be missed. It is really breathtaking as you approach it with the wall around the city and turrets everywhere like a fairytale castle.

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Vizille & Grenoble, France

The Chateau in Vizille is pretty impressive and houses the museum of the French Revolution.  A bonus was that it was free admission, which makes a nice change.   It is an interesting museum which is spread over several floors.  Although it was all in French we enjoyed looking at the large-scale paintings evoking the era which followed the logical thread of the historical sequence of events. 

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Lake Annecy, France

Oh wow, Lake Annecy is so much more than we imagined it would be. It is a truly picturesque place to visit.  In fact, it’s probably one of the most beautiful towns and lakes that we have ever seen.  This is one place that is going onto our list of top 10 places to visit.

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La Rochelle, France

The harbour is dotted with boats and yachts of all sizes and really exudes great charm and character. I was pleased I wore comfortable shoes because of the many cobbles.

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Port Grimaud & St Tropez,

Port Grimaud is a lovely little working port that is full of character and charm. It became derelict but in the last 50 years has been renovated.

Its like a mini Venice with canals, bridges, restaurants, bars ice cream shops and its pedestrian only.  From here you could get a boat into St. Tropez.

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Colmar

The area of Petit Venice can’t really be compared to Venice as it is so small but it is very beautiful and pretty with colourful flowers everywhere. The beautiful brightly coloured buildings and flower boxes lining the canal and narrow stone streets are like something out of a fairytale.

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Carcassone, South of France

The main gateway of Porte Narbonnaise leads into the cities interior, a maze of cobbled lanes and courtyards, now mostly lined by shops and restaurants. 

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Cannes, South of France

Our day in Cannes was great and we really enjoyed walking through the lovely narrow streets browsing the shops and looking at the lovely old buildings.

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Arles, Six Fours Plages and Sanary s Mer, Southern France

We spent a few hours walking around and had lunch in the old city of Arles.  During the 17th and 18th centuries, stately townhouses were built which are part of the charm of the old city, where dozens of buildings, some dating back 2000 years, are listed as Historical Monuments (Roman and Romanesque buildings are listed as Unesco World heritage monuments.

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