Bourdeaux & The Wine Country, Calis, The Alps & Coast Of Marseille Offer Plenty To Visitors
If you want to travel to France – and quite frankly, why wouldn’t you – but are feeling a bit uneasy after the Paris attacks, then know that you can still go and be safe and have a great time.
While Paris is returning to normalcy and is going forward with its big New Year’s Eve celebration, there are still many, many other places to visit in France. After all, it’s a big country and if you feel unsafe or unsure of things in one place, simply go to another place.
Here’s PubClub.com’s top suggestions of destinations in the country other than the City of Lights.
• The Bordeaux Wine Country
It is impossible to go to France without drinking French wine and there are few better places to do that than where it’s made. Bourdeaux is certainly a good place to start.
Yet there are several other wine regions as well: Burgandy, the Loire Valley and the Rhone Valley among them. Of course, if bubbly is your thing there is the Champagne region.
Here’s a link to wineries and activities in Bordeaux.
The city of Caen, which took the British a month rather than the planned one day to take from the Germans, is the gateway to this beautiful and historic area. Most famous as being the landing spot for Allied troops in their invasion of Europe during WWII, it has the battlefields, great coastal beauty and is even hosting Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France on July 2.
Here’s a link to the Normandy Region.
• The French Alps
The French Alps have the largest ski area in the world. There’s also swimming in alpine lakes, golf courses and great restaurants in Lyon in what is known as the Rhone Alps.
Here’s a link to all the activities in the Rhone Alps.
• The Coast Of Marseille
This Jimmy Buffett song is enough to inspire one to come to this area in the south of France. From there to the port of Saint-Tropez, there are the islands of Hyères and the Port-Cros National Park, all on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Here is a link to the Provence region of France.
• Pas de Calas
A coastal area just across the English Channel from Britain, this area is an hour from Paris. The beaches are surrounded by dramatic cliffs and there’s scenic walking and biking areas and trails.
There are also several WWI sites for history buffs.
Here is a link to the Calis region.
So you see, there’s a lot more to see in France than it’s most famous and dynamic city.