Voulez-vous? A French villa holiday can offer you more than most villas holidays in the majority of other European countries, with sceneries and climates ranging from the almost British weather of the beautiful coastline in Brittany to the semi-arid climate of the Midi-Pyrénées.
France is famously home to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, Notre Dame de Paris and French Riviera; infamous landmarks which many of us desire to tick off our travel bucket list.
But France has so much more on offer than the typical tourist hotspots – from beautiful, historic pieces of architecture to idyllic botanical gardens. Check out our 6 things to add to your France bucket list and start exploring the beautiful country!
1) Stroll through the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil
The Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil botanical garden is a stunning area to visit, located within a major greenhouse complex in the Bois de Boylogne. The hidden gem offers a tranquil scene of beautiful gardens and exotic greenhouses – the perfect spot for pure relaxation during your holiday.
2) Picnic near the Montmartre Wall of Love
Paris’ ‘Le Mur Des Je t’aime’ (Wall of Love) is a stunning 40 square-metres wall covered in the words ‘I love you’ over 300 times in 250 different languages – popular amongst travelling couples in particular! The love-themed wall in the Jehan Rictus garden square in Montmartre is hidden away for those who enjoy a romantic stroll and secluded picnic spot in the capital city. It’s also completely free to visit, so make sure to add this to your bucket list!
3) Explore the Puy du Fou
The historical theme park of Puy du Fou, located in Les Epesses in western France, is a great place to visit on your holiday to the area. The park offers music, shows, displays, dance, firework displays, battle re-enactments and much more throughout the day and night. It’s a unique theatrical extravaganza and great fun for the whole family!
4) Discover the Musée de l’Orangerie
The Musée de l’Orangerie art gallery, located in the west corner of Paris’ Tulleries Gardens, is another fantastic place to visit. The gallery is home to an extensive range of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, including Claude Monet’s masterworks.
5) Attend the Fête des Lumières
The Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights) takes place in December in Lyon every year. A variety of talented artists light up the buildings, streets and parks during the festival – it’s a mesmerizing performance of light over the course of four days and not to be missed on your winter break!
6) Visit the Basilica of St. Sernin
The well-preserved Basilica of St. Sernin is a beautiful and sacred Romanesque church in Toulouse. The magnificent piece of architecture is beautiful inside particularly, constructed from red brick and white stone for decorative sculptures.
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