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Nancy in Alsace Lorraine is a beautiful city set amidst the Alsace countryside with a stunning historic centre.
Saverne in Alsace Lorraine is famous as the town of the unicorn and for the magnificent Château des Rohan that stands beside the canal.
Strasbourg in Alsace Lorraine is a cultured and artistic city on the German border that is at a crossroads of Europe.
Arcachon in Aquitaine is a beautiful coastal town inside the inspiring inland sea of the bay of Arcachon.
Biarritz in Aquitaine is a refined aristocratic town that is now the surfing capital of Europe.
Bordeaux in Aquitaine is the region's capital and the home of French wine-making, recognised world-wide for its excellent wines, and is beautifully situated on the River Garonne.
Saint-Émilion in Aquitaine is the oldest wine area in the Bordeaux region and is a pretty medieval town with magnificent underground catacombs.
Sarlat in Aquitaine is a pretty medieval market town surrounded by lush forests and countryside that is famous for its culinary delights of foie gras and truffles.
Le Puy-en-Velay in Auvergne is a peaceful and religious haven in an ancient volcanic landscape that is famous for its statue of Our Lady of France who looks down over the city.
Moulins in Auvergne is the former head of the duchy of Bourbon and has a well-preserved cultural heritage.
Vichy in Auvergne is a popular spa resort town that experienced its heyday during the Belle Epoque.
Carnac in Brittany is a small town on the River Crac'h that is most famous for its wealth of pre-historic megalithic monuments, the Carnac Stones.
Rennes in Brittany is a vibrant capital city of impressive architecture, excellent shopping and wonderful gastronomic delights.
The beautiful city of St Malo in Brittany curves out to sea on a stunning natural harbour that has created some of the best sandy beaches on the Emerald Coast.
Dinan in Brittany is a charming riverside town, full of medieval history, with a 13th century castle and ramparts that encircle this well-preserved sanctuary where time has stood still.
Pont-Aven in Brittany is a picturesque mill town best known for its association with the painter Paul Gauguin.
Quiberon in Brittany is a pretty fishing port at the tip of the slim Quiberon Peninsula.
Quimper is a charming city in Brittany which is renowned for its faïence and is situated in a pretty valley where the rivers Odet and Steir meet.
Roscoff is a picturesque fishing village on the North coast of Brittany and is an idyllic introduction to Brittany's rustic charms.
Located in Morbihan, on the Southern coast of Brittany, the fascinating city of Vannes is an intriguing mix of antiquity and urbanisation, merging into the incredible Mor-Bihan ('little sea') of the Gulf of Morbihan - 12,000 hectares of…
Auxerre in Burgundy is a beautiful town of art and history that is famous for the production of Chablis wines.
Dijon in Burgundy is the historic seat of the Dukes of Burgundy and has a rich medieval heritage.
Mâcon in Burgundy is a beautiful city surrounded by vineyards and châteaux.
Charleville-Mézières in Champagne Ardenne is the world capital of puppetry set amongst medieval ramparts and beautiful Art Deco architecture.
Langres in Champagne Ardenne is a fortified town dating as far back as the 4th century.
Reims in Champagne Ardenne is renowned as the city of the coronations where the French kings were crowned in the impressive Reims Cathedral.
Arbois in Franche Comté is the capital of the renowned Jura wines and is the perfect base for exploring the stunning natural environment of mountains, gorges, caves and waterfalls in the area.
Dole in Franche Comté is a pretty town with an historical centre that is set in the beautiful countryside of the Doubs valley.
Montbéliard in Franche Comté was once the property of the dukes of Württemberg, sitting in peaceful countryside on the Swiss border, and is the home of Peugeot cars.
Paris in Ile de France is France's capital city and a hub of art, culture and fashion that is the most visited city in the world!
Versailles in Ile de France is the home of one of France's most famous and spectacular monuments - the Palace of Versailles.
Carcassonne in Languedoc Roussillon is a magnificent fortified medieval city split into two parts.
Nîmes in Languedoc Rousillon is the home of some of the best preserved Roman monuments in the world and is especially famous for its amphitheatre.
Aubusson in Limousin is famous worldwide for its tapestries that have been made here since the 14th century.
Guéret in Limousin is a large market town surrounded by the stunning hills of the Monts de Guéret and the Forest of Chambrières.
Limoges in Limousin is a pretty historical city known for its porcelain and enamels.
Blois in the Loire Valley is a charming royal city with an historic château that has been home to 7 French kings and 10 French queens.
Bourges in the Loire Valley is an enchanting city full of history and beautiful architecture, especially the gothic masterpiece of the Cathedrale St Étienne.
Chartres in the Loire Valley is an historic city on the River Eure, famous for its ornate cathedral and its reputation for producing fine perfumery.
Orléans in the Loire Valley is a city rich with history and famous for its links to Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans.
Tours in the Loire Valley is a modern city with a history dating back to the Romans that is famous for its architecture, wines and markets.
Cahors in the Midi-Pyrénées is the home of black wine from the malbec grape and is uniquely built on a twist in the River Lot.
Rocamadour in the Midi-Pyrénées is a dramatic village built on a cliff face, famed through the centuries as a place of pilgrimage and for its Rocamadour goats cheese.
Toulouse in Midi-Pyrénées is the 4th largest city in France and is famed for the rose-coloured bricks of its architecture that have given it the nickname the 'ville rose' (the pink city).
Cassel in Nord Picardy is a charming hill-top town that overlooks French Flanders and is the home of the legendary giants Reuze-Papa and Reuze-Maman.
Laon in Nord Picardy is the home of the famous Laon cathedral and is close to the WW1 battlefields of the Chemin des Dames.
Lille in Nord Picardy is a cultured city with a volatile history that has seen many European clashes on its soil. It sits near the Belgian border in the area formerly known as Flanders.
Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.
Le Havre in Normandy is one of Europe's busiest ports, and a highly multicultural city, with a dark history during WW2 when 80% of the city was destroyed by bombing.
Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne.
Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.
Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.
Giverny in Normandy is a picturesque village that captured the heart of Monet, becoming his home town and inspiring many of his most famous works.
Honfleur in Normandy is a charming seaside town on the Seine estuary that is immediately recognisable by its tall narrow buildings - which look as though they've been squeezed into the streets!
Mont St Michel in Normandy is a granite tidal island just off the coast, famous for its majestic abbey. One of France's main tourist attractions, the Mont St Michel attracts over 3 million visitors every year.
Rouen in Normandy is the region's former capital and has a distinguished history involving such figures as Richard the Lionheart, William the Conqueror and Joan of Arc - a richness of heritage that is also expressed in its outstanding…
Trouville in Normandy is both a charming seaside resort and a picturesque fishing village all in one!
Marseille in Provence Côte d'Azur is the second largest, and the oldest, city in France and is situated on the sunny south coast.
Cannes in Provence Côte d'Azur is a stylish city, famous for the Cannes Film Festival, that sits on France's sunny south coast.
Nice in Provence Côte d'Azur is one of France's most populous cities and is a glorious seaside resort on the Bay of Angels.
St Tropez in Provence Côte d'Azur is a sophisticated resort that is popular with the European and American jet set.
Angoulême in Poitou-Charentes is an attractive city famous for its International Comic Book Festival and the classic car race, the Circuit des Ramparts.
La Rochelle in Poitou-Charentes is a city by the sea known for its history in trade and fishing and is joined to the charming Île de Ré by a road bridge.
Niort in Poitou-Charentes is an important modern finance centre with a rich historical past as a trading port and the second largest donjon (keep) in France.
Poitiers in Poitou-Charentes is a beautiful city built on a rocky promontory that is full of Romanesque heritage and over 80 listed monuments.
Saintes in Poitou-Charentes is the second largest city in Charente-Maritime and has an historical heritage dating back to Gallo-Roman times with some excellent ruins of Roman baths and an amphitheatre.
Annecy in Rhône Alps is a lakeside city, beside Lake Annecy, that is framed by snow-capped mountains and known as the 'Venice of the Alps' for its beautiful canals.
Grenoble in Rhône Alps is a vibrant city under the shadow of the snow-capped mountains that have given it the title of the 'gateway to the Alps'.
Lyon in Rhône-Alps is the stylish capital of the region, known for its beautiful architecture, fantastic restaurants and excellent shopping.
Angers in Pays de la Loire is an artistic city on the banks of the River Maine, that is steeped in medieval history and full of beautiful gardens and parks.
La Baule in Pays de la Loire is a fantastic, stylish seaside resort famed for its beach - an expanse of fine sand nearly 9km long that is regarded as one of the best beaches in Europe.
Le Mans in Pays de la Loire is a modern city with a diverse heritage.
The Venice of the West, Nantes is a magnificent medieval city on the coast of Pays de Loire, nicknamed because of its various rivers and canals.
Saumur in Pays de la Loire is easily recognised by its fairytale chateau and is famous for its association with horses - the area around the town is even known as the Kingdom of the Horse.