France, TOP 6 of its most beautiful natural settings! (Chapter 1)

France is famous for having a rich cultural, historical, gastronomic and artistic legacy. Besides, the country owns a beautiful natural heritage. It is one of the most touristic countries. In fact, it became the first touristic destination in the world due to its diversified landscapes.

Therefore, I invite you to travel and discover these beautiful natural places through this article, enjoy!

1. The Bay of Mont St Michel

First of all, Mont St Michel is a peninsula in the department of La Manche in Normandy.
It is one of the most touristic settings of France according to its atypical architecture and the natural beauty of its Bay. The Abbey became a historical monument in 1862. Since 1979, the island and its Bay are part of the UNESCO world heritage record.
Furthermore, this monument that has crossed the centuries is internationally known as it is one of the mythical stops of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, a famous religious pilgrimage.

Le Mont Saint Michel, France

In conclusion, let yourself be tempted by this unusual travel. Take the time to discover this dreamlike spot and this fabulous landscape!

2. The lake of Annecy/ The Venice of the Alps

The lake is located in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in Haute-Savoie.
This place is very famous for the purity and the beauty of the water. It’s a glacier lake bordered by several mountains. There, it is possible to see the tip of the Mont Blanc. The perimeter of the lake is approximately 43 kilometers. Moreover, one city near the lake is nicknamed Venice of the Alps, due to its incomparable views. More than the lake, the city of Annecy is a medieval old town built on canals and bridges, a place full of secrets.

Le lac d’Annecy, France

In the end, if you decide to discover this lovely place, you will have the chance to experience various activities. You will develop a connection with the surrounding nature and you will also be able to spend time at the beaches bordering the city.

3. The Gorges of Verdon

This unconventional setting situated in the department of Ardèche, in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, southeastern France, is a national natural reserve (since 1980) formed by a deep canyon and a river. An arch of 60 meters long called “ Le Pont d’Arc” crosses the gorges at the 32nd kilometer.
It is a protected natural area with worldwide recognition. Some people like to nickname the place: “ The birthplace of humanity”, as painted caves (“The Chauvet cave”) surround the setting.
Additionally, the UNESCO World Heritage ranking recognizes this spot. It is one of the main tourist attractions and a place steeped in history.

Les gorges du Verdon, France

In a word, if you are passionate about natural activities like Canoe-Kayak, hiking, swimming or climbing, it’s the perfect plan for you!

4. The Camargue

This landscape is a natural region in France, bordering the Mediterranean sea in the department of Bouches-du-Rhone in the Gard, South of France.
The Camargue is western Europe’s largest river delta. It is a vast plain including large brine lagoons. As the zone is particularly humid, it shelters several animal species and plants.
The site is classified as a biosphere reserve and a regional natural park.

La Camargue, France

Finally, if you love pink flamingo, majestic white horse and the Mediterranean vibe, this trip is for you!

5. The Calanques of Cassis

This unique world site is located in the Southwest of France at Cassis between Marseille and La Ciotat.
It’s a national “Calanques” with majestic cliffs. Deep blue translucent water and a nature preserved, made of exceptional fauna and flora, contributed to the success of the setting.

Les Calanques de Cassis, France

Thus, if you are a nature lover, don’t hesitate to explore and discover this hidden treasure of the Mediterranean coastline!

6. The Island of beauty in Corse

It is a splendid island located in Corse, in the southeast of the French mainland and situated at the west of the Italian Peninsula, close to Sardinia.
Corse is an independent island in the Mediterranean sea, and, is nevertheless one of the most attractive regions of France. It is divided into two departments: The “High Corse” with the city of Bastia and the “South Corse” with the central city Ajaccio.
It is the Mediterranean most mountainous island. The island is 183 kilometers long and 80 kilometers large. The most common name given to this place is “ The Island of beauty”. The region has gorgeous natural landscapes: mountains, charming small villages and an exceptional deep blue colour of the water and heavenly beaches.

L’île de beauté, Corse, France

Therefore, if you like authenticity, it is for sure that you will fall in love with this unforgettable and varied landscape!

To be continued…

Post Author: Charlotte Remy

Charlotte Remy
I'm Charlotte, French girl, I am 23-years-old. I'm a travel addict and I like discover new cultures. I'm here in Balkan Hotspot to help the association, make a good deed and to show my creative spirit! Also, I want to live a unique experience.

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