essential things to do in France

Essential Travel Experiences To Have In France

France is certainly a culturally influencing country, and there are some experiences that seem to be quintessentially French.

Plan on having these experiences in France. From eating warm and flaky croissants to strolling alongside the Seine, you won’t want to leave the country.

Essential experiences to have in France

1. Eat Fantastic French Food

French food is some of the best in the world. In fact, France is so famous for its cuisine and techniques that it’s now protected as by UNESCO World Heritage. Though wines, cheeses and breads might be the first items to come to mind, French sauces are truly incredible. So, book a reservation at a wonderful restaurant–even if it’s a splurge. You won’t regret it.

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2. See World-Class Art

France is also home to some of the best and most famous art in the world, making it one of the top culturally influencing countries in the world. From the Lourve to the Museé de Orsay, there are tons of museums with endless works to see. You could spend a lifetime exploring these halls. So, pick a few pieces you absolutely must see and conquer visiting those during your first trip.

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3. See Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is an iconic site in France. The dramatic cathedral and monastery are very popular with travellers, though many go to the region to see the beaches of Normandy too. Plan to spend plenty of time touring the facility. It’s quite expansive, so it requires a bit of time.

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4. Tour Giverny

The town of Giverny was the home of Impressionist painter Claude Monet. It’s actually the place where he painted his incredible water lilies. Wander the paths around Monet’s gardens and walk through his home too. It’s a fascinating peek into the former life of a genius artist. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for a book of his works too.

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Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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