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Top 10 Regions of France

31 Mar 2006  Belgian native, has traveled extensively around France
3.0 of 5 stars based on 6 votes

What makes France one of the first holiday destinations in the world is probably the variety that can be found across its regions, coupled with authenticity.

  • 1. Provence
    Provence, France

    Located in South East France. Landmark cities and monuments are Avignon, Orange, Aix-en-Provence or the "Pont du Gard". But plenty stunning little villages all around are the reasons why thousands of people fall in love with Provence.

  • 2. Corsica
    Corsica, France

    Also called the "Beauty island", this island of mountains, sea views and amazing little villages is a paradise for hikers and those who enjoy the wilderness.

  • 3. Dordogne Valley
    Dordogne, Aquitaine

    Monumental castles and delightful little villages lay on the banks of the Dordogne river. Great great food and amazing wines are other reasons to enjoy the South-West of France.

  • 4. Brittany
    Brittany, France

    Paradise of sailors, Brittany is located on the Western side of France and is all oriented toward the ocean. Wild islands, picturesque harbors and historic towns such as St Malo complete the picture.

  • 5. Auvergne
    Auvergne, France

    Auvergne is a central region of France, where the "puys" (extinct volcanoes) and their natural surroundings offer great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • 6. Pyrenees
    Midi-Pyrenees, France

    Mountain range separating France and Spain. Place to hike, hike, hike and once at the top, enjoy stunning views.

  • 7. Alpes

    Mountain range across France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Austria. Tons of resorts to enjoy great skiing in the winter; hiking and rock climbing in summer.

  • 8. Normandy
    Normandy, France

    Located in the Northwest of France, Normandy is famous for the June 6, 1944 landings by the allied forces on its beaches. Several monuments and museums remember that day and those that follow. Sea resorts with a past-century touch are other attractions of the region.

  • 9. French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
    French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence

    Famous beaches, (famous) people (and their yacht) watching and exciting nightlife attract thousands of tourists during the summer months. Nice, Cannes, Monaco are places to be and to be seen.

  • 10. Vosges
    Lorraine, France

    Region of Northeastern France, loved by outdoor enthusiasts during winter for ski, summer for hiking, VTT, etc.