France Travel Photography

France is another country in my top 5. I love the language, the elegant architecture, the villages in the countryside, their stunning castles, the Mediterranean coast ecc. The only disadvantage here is the language and people’s attitude if you don’t speak French. I speak French fluently and did not have any issues, but my husband does not speak French. When you try to communicate in English the attitude of the French becomes quite annoying. My advice is to learn at least some basic French before you go there as it really helps.

So far I visited France four times and I just loved almost every place I visited. I went to Paris a couple of years ago, the city of lights as they say. Well it is a nick name that suits the city very well. When the monuments start to light up it, everything looks magical. Make sure to include a visit to Tour Montparnasse in the evening as this is the highest place from where you can see all the city lighting up. Apart from the usual monuments, Montmartre area is another must in the city. Here you can find some very talented street artists and musicians and a lot of shops where you can buy beautiful paintings.

Although trains are quite expensive (while visiting Paris train tickets costed us more than the actual flights!), they are very efficient. We went for day trips to Mont Saint Michel and Rennes, Giverny and Monet’s home and also to the Centre region to visit the Châteaux de la Loire. If you visit the castles make sure to include Azay-le-Rideau, not only for the castle but the village itself is a true gem.

The second time I visited France was in the southern part; the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Then I also visited the beautiful skiing resort Chamonix as well as a day trip from Italy to Briançon and Montgenèvre.

Blog posts from France:

The prettiest of French villages

Diaries from Provence

Western Alps Road Trip Part 2 – Chamonix