While Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, and Lyon are popular destinations to explore on a trip to France, you’ll also find some charming towns and villages ripe for exploring. France is home to hundreds of historic towns and picturesque destinations where you can enjoy a taste of history, culture, and enchanting views. Here are some of the most charming towns in France to add to your itinerary.
This small town sits on the grounds of a former castle and is now home to a busy town square. You can head here to shop the summer markets and catch some local entertainment. The half-timbered houses and historic architecture are some highlights of this town, as well as the welcoming atmosphere. It’s a tourist favorite once you know where to find it and is a great place to mingle with the locals.
Many people don’t know about this town located north of glamorous Cannes. The town is the capital of perfume and is home to more than a few dozen perfume makers. You can head here to take a factory tour and experience some unique scents fresh from the factory. It’s one of the oldest industrial towns in the country and is a great place to shop for souvenirs from your travels. Head here to pick up everything from body sprays to scented soaps to make the most of your visit.
If you’re looking for a few days of adventure in the mountains, head to this town for a few days of skiing, hiking, and thrill seeking activities. This is also a popular destination for shopping and enjoying some new culinary experiences. It caters to tourists but you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local culture and take in amazing mountain views year round. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or returning for another mountain getaway, make sure this town is at the top of your to-visit list.