Top Places To Go In France This Summer

If you’re heading to France this year, it’s one of the most stunning European destinations you could visit. It’s a place with cities, countryside, vineyards and mountain regions. No matter the sort of traveller you are, you’re sure to find so much to enjoy and make memories to last a lifetime! They have incredible food, stunning scenery and a myriad of historic sites to see. Make sure to sort out your phone before going away so you can keep in touch with family and friends back home, post on social media and use maps to find your way around. If you find your phone is slow, remove cookies from iphone or Android and it should go much quicker. This will enable you to go back to posting pictures of your Parisian dream team or using maps to get to your next hotspot in no time. In this article we take a look at some of the best places to go in France and some tips for visiting if you haven’t before. Keep on reading to get inspired and plan your trip without a hitch. 

Why visit France this summer?

There are so many reasons to visit France this summer. It has beautiful weather over the summer months, with temperatures in the southern-eastern parts averaging between 24-30C making it great for sunbathing and spending time al fresco. It’s steeped in history with many sites such as the Eiffel Tower, old caves and ancient churches to explore. It also has some of the best food in the world, from fresh breads to croissants, Bouillabaisse and croque monsieur to name just a few.

Where should you go in France this summer?

There are so many places to go in France this summer some of the best places include:

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Paris 

There’s a reason Paris is consistently voted one of the most amazing places to go in Europe. With everything from luxury shopping, to historical monuments, top hotels and incredible restaurants, there’s something for every type of traveller. You can get the Eurostar into Paris or fly depending on your preference. Be sure to bring sensible shoes as you’re going to do a lot of walking around during your time here!

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine regions in France and makes for an absolutely incredible place to go in the summer. We recommend staying in one of the many chateaus, many of which have vineyards on their grounds. You can stay in luxurious settings and try some of the most amazing local wines while you’re here. We recommend going on a river cruise to see some of the beautiful sights from the water as well as trying some of the local cheeses which are fantastic!

Cote D’Azur

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The Cote D’Azur is famous for its beaches, so if you’re looking for a more seaside retreat, this is your place to go. Here you can find some stunning waterside spots to visit, with hidden coves, incredible restaurants and many boat trips to be had. You can visit traditional villages, go on hikes up the mountains and take bikes around the little villages. Known as a retreat for the rich and famous, you might spot some celebs here too!

Corsica

Corsica is another beach break in France that you don’t want to miss out. Famous as the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte, this is a location with history so you can spend your days getting cultured, learning about the history and flopping on the white sandy beaches.  By night you can wander the cobbled streets taking in the views and wining and dining at the many incredible local restaurants and bars.

When it comes to finding the perfect escape to France this summer, these places are sure to tick all your boxes. Whether you decide to do a French road trip and tick off a number of destinations as you go, or just stick to one and put it on your list, it’s up to you. You can spend your days swimming under the sun, sipping French wine and exploring the sites, immersing yourself in the culture. You’ll leave feeling more refined, fresh, happy and relaxed. You’ll have memories that will last forever and a new-found love of French wine! What are some top tips you have for visiting France? Is there anywhere that ticks all the boxes for you and has you wanting to return time and time again? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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