France is a country full of interesting places and incredibly beautiful, among them its cities that are very touristy for everything they can offer, from historical monuments to areas with great charm. That is why we are going to make a small list of the most beautiful cities in France, since it may be one of those wish lists to have places to visit in the coming months, when everything returns to normal.
Let's see which are the most beautiful cities in France, although we are sure that we are going to miss some proposals. In France there are many interesting cities, some smaller and more welcoming and others are cities in which we would spend weeks. So take note of all the places you should visit.
Paris is the French capital and its most important city and also one of the most beautiful, so we are sure that it is the first on the list if you have not visited it yet. There are many things what to do in Paris, from seeing the Eiffel Tower to spend a day visiting the Louvre Museum, see other museums such as the Orangerie or the d'Orsay, go up to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and see the Montmartre district, take a cruise on the Seine, enter Notre Dame, climb the Arc de Triomphe or simply stroll through its streets and gardens to enjoy the French way of life. We also have to experience his life in the cafes, as it is something very typical.
This ancient city that was the capital of Gaul in the Roman Empire is another place to visit in France. Lyon has a wonderful old town in where to find jewels like the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourviere with Romanesque, Gothic and Byzantine styles. The Vieux Lyon is the oldest neighborhood in the whole city, a place where you can find the best restaurants in the city. This city was founded in Roman times and that is why we can also find ancient Roman theaters such as the Ancient Theater of Lyon from 15 BC. Nor should you miss the large squares such as Place Bellecour or Place des Terraux.
Marseille is another pretty French city worth visiting. In it, areas such as the Old Port stand out, a place that has become very touristy, where you can try the best dishes in the city and also take a walk watching the hustle and bustle of fishermen and boats. On Marseille must see the Le Panier area, the oldest in the city where there are Provencal-style buildings, small squares and streets. Marseille's Major Cathedral is one of its most important monuments, with an original Byzantine Romanesque style. Another of its points of interest is Fort Saint Jean at the entrance to the Old Port or the beautiful Boulevard Longchamp.
Bordeaux is one of the most beautiful cities in France, a city in which there is much to see. The Place de la Bourse is one of the most interesting points, a beautiful square with XNUMXth century French architecture where we can see the Three Graces fountain and the famous water mirror. The Saint Andre Cathedral and the Pey Berland Tower are another must-see. It is a cathedral that forms part of the French Camino de Santiago and has that striking bell tower. The Pont de Pierre is an old bridge built by Napoleon over the Garonne River. We must also see the XNUMXth century Porte Cailhau, one of the old gates in the city wall.
This is an ancient walled city that is quite a discovery. It is easily visited on a weekend but is considered one of the most beautiful in France. Is a medieval citadel located between vineyard plantations. Outside the walls, you can visit the Bastide de San Luis neighborhood and the Canal du Midi to then enter the walled area to go back in time to that medieval citadel.
Versailles is among the most visited places in France because it is home to the large complex of the Palace of Versailles, an incredible work. Inside the palace you can visit the Gallery of Mirrors, a huge and surprising room. You can also see the intimate rooms and places such as the surrounding manicured gardens. The Grand Trianon is a smaller-scale palace that can also be visited in the complex.
Nantes is located near the Loire area, known for its castles and is a city that is also worth visiting. It is the hometown of Jules Verne and this has led to the creation of the Machine Island, which is amazing and surprising to everyone. On the other hand, in the city we can see the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany or the Cathedral of San Pedro and San Pablo.