We know that Paris as a tourist city, not only for tourism, Paris is also well known as a capital for shopping, the Champs-Élysées is one of the signs that Paris is more chic than everyone knows. Paris, capital of France, is a large European city and a world center of art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th century urban landscape is crossed by wide boulevards and the Seine. In addition to monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is renowned for its cafes and luxury boutiques lining the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. Yep, the Eiffel Tower never disappoints you, it seems that romantic life begins in Paris, and I, I agree so much! But, do you know that there are still several cities in France worth visiting? In this article we will try to mention them so that you have a new destination!
Bordeaux, a tourist town for “wine”
Bordeaux, in the heart of the wine region, is a port city located on the Garonne, in the southwest of France. It is renowned for the Gothic cathedral of Saint-André, its mansions built in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as its art museums such as the Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts. The public gardens follow the curves of the quays that run along the river. The Place de la Bourse, in the center of which stands the fountain of the Three Graces, is reflected in the reflecting pool. Wine is part of the very identity of Bordeaux and visitors everywhere will find traces, both ancient and contemporary, of the vital role it played in the development of this active port in the Southwest.
Toulouse, the pink city
Toulouse, capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region in the south of France, is crossed by the Garonne and is located near the Spanish border. It is nicknamed “the pink city” because of the terracotta bricks making up most of its buildings. Dating from the 17th century, the Canal du Midi connects the Garonne to the Mediterranean Sea and can be traveled by boat, or hiked by bike or on foot. Toulouse is an essential stopover in the heart of south-west France. There are a lot of activities you can try during your trip to Toulouse!
Lyon, the most historic city in the whole world
Lyon, a French city in the historic Rhône-Alpes region, is at the junction of the Rhône and the Saône. Its center bears witness to 2,000 years of history, with its Roman amphitheater of the Three Gauls, the medieval and Renaissance architecture of Old Lyon and the modernity of the Confluence district on the Presqu’île. The Traboules, covered passages between the buildings, link Old Lyon to the hill of La Croix-Rousse. Here, modernity blends with all aspects of traditional architecture. Welcome to Lyon!