France is one of most popular countries for European tours. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, Angel Beach in Nice, lavender in Provence and vineyards in Bordeaux together give people a romantic impression of France, and it is these places that blinding light illuminates many beautiful towns France.
Today, a migratory bird will send you to explore ten of most beautiful small towns in France.
1. Ars en Re
Arsenre is a small town on island of Ile de Ré on west coast of France. The Île de Ré is also included in list of most beautiful islands in France.
The visiting building of Arsanley is local black and white two-color clock tower, which is 40 meters high and can be seen at a glance from a long distance, so it has also become a navigational sign for navigators. During summer, bell tower is open to public and you can climb to top to enjoy city and sea.
Over past 800 years, area has been famous for its salt mines, and to this day, more than 60 salt pans continue to guard traditions of their ancestors in this historic salt mine.
An oyster farm near Arsanre is also famous, so when you come to area, gourmets are sure to taste fresh oysters.
The best way to visit Arsanley is by bike, only by bike through streets of city or along the sea you can fully enjoy city leisure.
Annecy is a small city in southeast of France, just 20 km north of famous Geneva in Switzerland. The small town was built on northern tip of beautiful Lake Annecy, overlooking Alps.
Annecy is also called Venice of Alps. Pastel houses on both sides of canal are full of flower boxes. In spring and summer, magnificent flowers grow everywhere, which is very beautiful.
In old town of Annecy, ancient stone road still retains its medieval appearance. Sitting in an open-air cafe along street along river, serving a cup of coffee, lazily enjoying warm sun, as if time would stand still, everything seemed peaceful and serene . No wonder great writer Hugo sighed: “No matter how I write, my poems are not as beautiful as Annecy.”
Famous landmarks in Annecy include Zhonghuang Island in middle of water and Lovers' Bridge linked to Rousseau. Russo and Mrs. Warren once lived here together and got along day and night. Perhaps it was sacred snow water in Alps, which washed it ... Only then famous "Confession" was born.
Despite fact that Annecy is small, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, with reputation of "Animation Oscar", was founded in 1960 and is largest international festival of animated films of highest level in world.
Each year on first Saturday of August, city also hosts most spectacular fireworks show in Europe, when entire night sky is lit up with bright fireworks.
About 36 km northeast of Lyon, on a hilltop overlooking Rhone plain, lies medieval stone city of Perugia.
There are more than a thousand permanent residents in Perugia. Almost everything there is made of stone. Gravel roads, stone houses and stone churches wait quietly under blue skies and white clouds as time passes.
The Old Town dates back to 15th century and has retained its medieval history, as well as being one of best preserved old towns in France and a true gothic gem.
The ancient stone houses are covered with green plants, and vines that cover walls fill ancient city with new vitality. The originality of town from time to time attracts film crews, films "The Three Musketeers" and "Mr. Vincent" were filmed here.
Locronans is a seaside town in northwestern France, located in southwestern part of Brittany peninsula, 5 km west of Atlantic Ocean. The inhabitants of city have remained in eight or nine hundred years for almost two hundred years, and it is very quiet.
Locronan has a long history dating back to preaching work of monk Ronan, who came here in fifth century. Today, pilgrimage parade of St. Ronan every six years is a commemoration of this history.
The textile trade once flourished here, and wealth of this trade is reflected in exquisite decoration of Gothic houses. These medieval buildings are well preserved and have become a local architectural heritage.
Roquefort-sur-Suzon is a small town in Aveyron, France. It is built on hilly slope of famous Combalou rock in the south of France.
Despite fact that city has a small population, it is really a famous cheese city in world. The area is famous for its sheep's milk products, among which Roquefort cheese is most famous. The tradition of refining Roquefort cheese in city can be traced back over a thousand years.
In rock of Kombalu there is still a cave 2 km long and 300 m wide. The temperature inside is maintained at 8° to 10°C, regardless of winter and summer. After cheese is cooked, it will be placed in this cave to continue fermenting. This is secret why local Roquefort is so famous.
Etretat is famous for its white cliffs in northern France. It is known for its naturally eroded arches that extend to Atlantic Ocean. Its unique shape resembles an elephant's trunk from a distance, which is why it is often called Elephant Trunk Coast. .
The most important sights of Etretat are three gates of sea erosion (Porte d'Aval, Porte d'Amon, Manneport). The best place to watch.
Claude Monet and other Impressionist artists used unique cliffs and coastline of Étretat to create their works. Artists set up easels on a pebbly beach, capturing instant impressions under different lighting conditions, and painted a series of impressionist works.
Painting by Monet
In Etretat, in addition to standing in front of beach and marveling at supernatural craftsmanship of nature, you also have to walk on top of cliff to get close to this extraordinary landscape and freeze your very own Etretat for yourself. Retty's impression.
Lourmarin is a small town in south of France, located at foot of Egg-Brown Valley, which separates Luberon mountains from large and small, is known as most beloved place in Provence. Surrounded by vineyards, lavender and olive groves, town is quiet and charming.
Walking around city, you will see that it is full of life with its many cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Winding Provencal streets, two churches in center and a 15th century castle give city a unique character.
The famous French writer Camus was also born here. Born in Algeria, Camus became famous for publishing The Stranger and won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. In his later years, Camus lived in seclusion in Lourmarin, where he lived and wrote, and was buried here at his request after his death.
Fréjus is an ancient military port in southern France. It originated from Roman port city of Forum Julius. The city still has many ancient Roman ruins, including ruins of an aqueduct and an amphitheater.
One of oldest Christian buildings in France is also located inside Frejus Castle, including a medieval cathedral and abbey, history of this church is as old as history of French Christianity.
Today Frejus is a place filled with art and culture. The yachts parked in port of Fréjus show people that this is also an important seaside resort in south of France.
About 20 kilometers west of Fréjus is Saint-Tropez, once an unknown small fishing village, but made famous by Brigitte Bardot's God Created Women.
Brigitte Bardot is known as French version of Marilyn Monroe, sexy goddess of France at time. The goddess effect has gradually made this place popular with many stars, European royalty and other high society.
Since then, beach has been filled with luxury hotels and private villas, and port has been filled with luxury yachts that display wealth by becoming a playground for wealthy and fashionable models.
Saint-Tropez is not only full of money. It used to be frontier of French New Wave and avant-garde of fashion. Walking along cobbled streets, strolling among colorful houses, maybe you too can find a balance between money and culture.
Vezelay is located in Burgundy, on edge of charming Morvan Park, known as Hill of Eternity.
During Middle Ages, city was starting point of Crusades and a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. On rocky promontory of Mont Morvan, most striking is Saint Madeleine church, which surrounds cathedral with two towers built between 12th and 15th centuries.
The traces left by once bitter religious wars are gradually being erased over years. In modern city, many houses on both sides of street have now turned into cafes, souvenir shops and galleries, waiting for those who come here. guest .
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