The *French Riviera (Côte d’Azur, map), in southeastern France, is the second leading tourist destination in the country, after the Parisian region. Main cities on the French Riviera include Nice (map), Antibes (map) and Cannes (map); Cap Ferrat (map) is also a popular destination.
Provence – numerous famous natural sites can be found in the region, as the Gorges du Verdon (map), the Camargue (map), the Calanques National Park (map) and the typical landscape of *Luberon. Provence hosts dozens of renowned historical sites like the Pont du Gard (map), the Arles’ Roman Monuments (map) or the Palais des Papes (map) in Avignon. Several smaller cities also attracts a lot of tourists, like Aix-en-Provence (map), La Ciotat (map) or Cassis (map), on the Mediterranean Sea coastline.
Loire Valley – This World Heritage Site is noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Amboise (map), Angers (map), Blois (map), *Chinon (map), *Orléans (map), and Saumur (map), but in particular for its castles, such as the Châteaux d’Amboise (map), Château de Chambord (map), d’Ussé (map), de Villandry (map), de Chenonceau (map), and de Montsoreau (map), which illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the French Renaissance. (*Châteaux of the Loire Valley)
French Alps are the portions of the Alps mountain range that stand within France, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (map) and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions. Notable towns in the French Alps include Grenoble (map), Chamonix (map), Annecy (map) is called “the Venice of Savoie”, Chambéry (map), Évian-les-Bains (map) and Albertville (map).
Corsica – is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily, Sardinia and Cyprus. It is a popular attraction for tourists with both cultural aspects (cities *Ajaccio and *Bastia) and geographical features (Parc naturel régional de Corse, map).