If you’re searching for a European vacation destination, France has to be near the top of your list. Whether it’s tasting wine in Bordeaux, soaking up the sun in Côte d’Azur, or shopping in Paris, France has something for every type of traveler.
However, if you’ve never been to France, you might find it difficult to decide where to visit. It could be argued that this stunning country has too much to offer.
To help narrow down the options, we’ve put together a list of the top 5-holiday destinations in France. The destinations on our list are the very best the country has so you might want to try and visit more than one.
Holidays in France are fun-filled, excitement-packed, super relaxing, and incredibly interesting, so make sure you visit France if you get the chance.
We simply have to start with Paris, as it’s one of the most famous cities in Europe and France’s capital. If you know anything about France, you’ll probably already know a little bit about Paris.
Home to the iconic Eiffel Tower, Paris is jam-packed with world-famous landmarks, impressive architecture, chic boutiques, and bijou street cafes.
One of the most stunning cities in Europe, Paris is the perfect place to visit if you want to enjoy the high life and immerse yourself in French culture. You’ll enjoy wandering the charming streets, shopping in luxury boutiques, exploring art and culture museums, and relaxing in one of the many parks.
Make sure you walk along the River Seine if you get a chance, as this is one of the most enjoyable things you can do in the city.
Brittany is the perfect France vacation destination for tourists that seek a coastal holiday. Offering sandy beaches, charming seaside towns, and some of France’s best-hidden gems, Brittany is somewhere you don’t want to miss.
Aside from offering luxurious seaside escapes, Brittany also attracts foodies from all over the world. This is because Brittany has some of the best cuisines in northwest France. Fresh mussels, galette pancakes, and sparkling cider are just some of the local specialties.
The summer months are the best time to visit Brittany as the sun is shining and the beachside locations are just perfect. You might also like to know that Brittany is a fantastic place to camp in the summer.
Couples looking for a more unique and cultural vacation in France should consider visiting Alsace. Approximately 5 hours away from Paris, Alsace is a historical region in northeastern France that sits on the Rhine River Plain.
The perfect destination for a romantic getaway, Alsace’s historic architecture will transport you back in time, while the incredible scenery will blow you away.
Some of the most popular attractions in Alsace include Château de Saint-Ulrich, the Ballons des Vosges National Park, Colmar, and Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg. Some of you might also like to hear that Alsace is a brilliant wine-tasting region too.
Don’t forget your camera when visiting Alsace as it is easily one of the most beautiful places in Europe.
Normandy has a huge range of different things to offer. Aside from being famous for its rich history, iconic architecture, and medieval cities, Normandy is also famous for its smelly cheeses.
Other delicious foods you’ll want to try include Marmite Dieppoise and local baked goods. When it comes to exploring Normandy, no visit is complete without a visit to the medieval city of Rouen and a trip to the D-Day Beaches.
A visit to these two destinations will help you learn more about the history of the region. Most tourists visit the historical port of Honfleur and Mont Saint Michel too. If you love hiking, we highly recommend the Clifftop town of Étretat.
Étretat offers some of the best scenic views in France so make sure you don’t miss out.
Just an hour east of Paris sits Champagne. Home to the world-famous Champagne bubbles, this region is perfect for anyone that wants to explore France’s scenery and more importantly visit one of the many Champagne houses.
Champagne has almost 300 Champagne houses, most of which sit near the River Marne. During a visit here, you can explore the vineyards, indulge in the most amazing food, explore the natural landscape, or try a new activity on the river.
Popular river activities include kayaking and paddleboarding.
That concludes our list of the top 5 holiday destinations in France. If you’re looking for somewhere to head on vacation in Europe, one of these destinations will be perfect.
It doesn’t matter what you want to do, there’s a destination on our list that you will enjoy. All you have to do now is decide where you want to go.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.