There are many beautiful idyllic old towns in France, each of which is romantic, like a piece of paradise - flowing waters and flowers, old houses and stream fields, flying bees and dancing butterflies. Each of ten most beautiful small towns in France is breathtakingly beautiful.
1. Benac-et-Kaznac, most beautiful city in France
Inhabited since Bronze Age, city is now popular with tourists due to its medieval atmosphere. A good plan to visit here is to first visit quaint and interesting shops and gardens along winding streets, and then take a stroll along Dordogne River to enjoy city's beautiful scenery.
2. Annecy, most beautiful city in France
Located in Haute-Savoie in eastern France, just 35 km from Geneva, Switzerland, Annecy is largest and most popular of these ten beautiful cities. The highlights of Annecy are terraces that connect various canals (Annecy is also known as "Little Venice") and famous Ile Palace, a picturesque castle built in 12th century and located in middle of canal.
3. Colmar, most beautiful city in France
Like Annecy, colorful Colmar is another "Little Venice" of France. Filled with colorful houses, cutely decorated shop windows and flower-studded canals, Colmar has a dreamlike atmosphere. After exploring this charming street, many visitors choose to take a canal tour or simply sit in a waterfront cafe, order a plate of crispy pancakes, and people-watch.
4. The most beautiful city in France, Issaim, Russia
This is a colorful town on Alsace white wine route. The first thing that catches your eye is layout of streets, diverging in concentric circles, which makes it easy to visit. In addition to many wine cellars and white wine bars that have always attracted wine connoisseurs, Erguisem also has a delightful fairy-tale atmosphere, as one tourist put it: “The only thing missing here is Cinderella!”
5. Arces-en-Ré, most beautiful city in France
The small village of Ars-en-Ré on Île de Ré on west coast of France has attracted seafarers and merchants for centuries and is now becoming a destination for tourists. Because there are labyrinths of beautiful streets, elite and luxurious restaurants and a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, as well as black and white minarets that have served as a guiding star for seafarers for hundreds of years.
6. Etelda, most beautiful city in France
Etredat is one of most popular tourist destinations in Northern Normandy. There are plenty of B&Bs and supermarkets here, but it is strange cliffs and three naturally formed rock arches that attract most. One tourist suggested that best way to see Ettelda is to get up early and head to picturesque church to watch spectacular sunrise over rocks.
7. Gordes, most beautiful city in France
There are hundreds of beautiful and charming towns in Provence, but most fantastic is Gordes, a small village that has been inhabited since Roman times. Here, suitable Mediterranean climate and relaxed rhythm of life allow visitors to explore all trails and enjoy magnificent view of sunset over lavender fields.
8. Lumarin, most beautiful city in France
The elegant charm of Lourmarin, most beautiful city in Provence, makes it popular with tourists and artists. The magic here comes from ivy-covered streets, tiny galleries and terraces, and scent of lavender in air. Therefore, it is not surprising that some of the most famous artists and writers of France lived here.
9. Riquewihr, most beautiful city in France
Riquewihr is rightfully called most beautiful town on Alsace white wine route. The village's cobbled streets and colorful wooden houses have remained unchanged since 16th century. A real attraction for tourists here are white wines of Alsace, which can be tasted in one of cellars or wineries in nearby villages.
10. Rochefort-en-Terre, most beautiful city in France
Walking through medieval houses and exquisite squares of Rochefort-en-Terre, you will feel like you are transported back to Middle Ages. In addition to being known for its unusual spiers and fragrant red geraniums, this small village in Brittany is a great place for those who want to enrich their weekends not only with a visit to local farmers market, antique shops, but also pancake tasting and local historical atmosphere.
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