- the connoisseur's guide to France
What to see and
where to go in France
A carefully selected tourism map
of France. Discover the best places to visit in France, not just the
most visited ones. As well as locating the best big tourist
cities, this map shows the most interesting and attractive smaller
cities, interesting small towns - many of them well off the usual
tourist trails - a choice of the most beautiful French villages (not
just those that are signed up to the"most beautiful villages" network),
chateaux and other monuments, and some of the finest sites or areas of
natural heritage in France. Use the key on the left (or below on small
screens) to dsistinguish the different types of site.
Needless to say, this map only includes a small fraction of
all the thousands of tourist sites in France. For more sites, discover
the thematic lists available via the ► best
of France page or regional and area guides
available through the regions page
on any marker
for a short description.
Most descriptions include a link to
or thematic information.
Use the slider or mouse-wheel to zoom in for more map detail ; use
to move the map.
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It is not a map that shows everything there is to see or do in France;
that would be pointless and very hard to use. Nor is it a standard list
of all the most popular
most visited places in France; it is an original selection of a lot of
places to visit.
You will find on this map many of the most popular tourist
sites in France, but not all of them. The map shows France's
most emblematic historic monuments, but it also includes a
good number of very interesting and/or attractive places in France that
are not on the main tourist circuits: interesting small towns,
attractive villages that are not overrun by tourists, even during the
peak summer holiday period, some of France's most magnificent natural
heritage areas, and many hidden gems,towns and villages that are very
attractive in their own right, but may be off the tourist trail, or
overshadowed by some other nearby attraction.
This map does not, cannot, show all the tourist sites that
France has to offer; there are just too many of them. A choice has been
made to show just a manageable selection throughout France. For more
ideas in any part of France, consult the About-France.com Best of France
guide, regional guides
thematic guides :