Unveiling the Gusto of France for the First Timers

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France is the most visited country in the world, and rightly so, the country is brimmed with enticing pieces of art, rich museums and phenomenal landscapes, and history dating back to centuries before the rise of the Roman Empire.  Its culinary culture encompasses every nook and cranny of France. The world’s finest wines and delightful cuisines are just the icing on the cake.

Paris

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As per the Natural Principle of Justice, the ravishing, the gorgeous capital of France needs to be visited at least once in a lifetime. Climb the Eiffel tower then stroll around the Seine, have a little voyage on a bateau- mouche, pay a visit to the Notre Dame then grab an ice-cream at Berthilon. Meander in the Louvre sit on the bench in Palais Royal gardens and enjoy Pierre Herme. Explore the Versailles and come back exhausted by France’s Royal chateau.

Loire Valley

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Striking chateaus are dispersed around luxuriant Loire Valley.  Admire the focal point of renaissance, Chateau de Chambord and Glorious Chateau de Chenonceau extend across the Cher River. Indulge in the whistle-stop tour of French architecture of Chateau de Blois, and get fascinated by Chateau de Villandry and Chateau d Azay-le-Rideau on a summers evening.  Hire a bike to cruise along the riverbanks of Loire and try to catch the blissful son-et-lumiere.

French Riviera

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The shoreline of the azure blue waters is like something out of this world.  That is why half of the world visits every summer. The seaside town is regarded as Queen of the Sea with its pebble beaches, belle époque architecture and stunning walkways by the side of the river. Cannes is related with film stars on sparkling day trips. Monaco is never short of adrenaline as it is the spiritual home for formula one drivers and St. Tropez caters to the needs of their socialites. The drives have a coastal view along the roadside from Nice to Menton.

Provence

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Just make sure that you have a high-end camera with you before visiting this breath-taking landscape in the south of France. Begin your expedition with Marseille which has a fort older than a millennium, a splendid museum –MuCEM, and a coastline straight from the sets of a Hollywood movie. Focus on ancient Roman amphitheatres and aqueduct in Nimes and Pont du Gard. Drive by the cherry orchards to the uphill villages and food bazaar in Vaucluse. The Verdon Gorge remains undisputed with cliffs looking down to emerald green waters.

Brittany & Normandy

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This part of Northern France is battered with winds. Brittany & Normandy was built for outdoor enthusiasts and historians. It has seasonal seafood, walkways on cliff-top and rugged coastline and ancient sights dipped in legacy. Mont St. Michel is a mystic monastery island, best reached by foot.  Grab a bike and meander around megaliths along the Brittany’s Southern coast.  Live through the ages at Bayeux tapestry In Normandy.

French Alps

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The French Alps is one monstrous playground, which amid the ski season (December to April) with difficult slopes and trails which tempt adrenalin addicts from all over the world. Europe’s most astounding ski mountain, Mont Blanc, and the town of Chamonix has the best views. Aiguille du Midi is best reached by cable car, whatever the season.

 

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