Surreal nature – Undoubtedly, it would be interesting to know that France as a tourist destination is not limited to museums, palaces, food, and drink. Nature has given France incredible and original landscapes that are only believable to the eyes of the viewer. Are. These natural intentions seem more surreal. In the following, we will introduce the top 10 natural tourism destinations in this country that every traveler touring France should see.
Bonifacio, located on the southern corner of the island of Corsica, is directly connected to the Mediterranean waters. This region is separated from “Sardinia” in Italy by the Strait of Boniface. Stunning scenery and rock-built villas are some of Boniface’s most scenic spots.
2. Camargue Salt Flats – Surreal nature
Seeing lands covered in salt crystals may at first look like a lake of blood. “Camargo” is one of the tourist destinations in France that has created this amazing natural phenomenon. The Camargo is a delta created by a river that flows into the sea. People believe that the beautiful and brilliant crystals of Camargo salt have the taste of sea breeze and are the most suitable flavorings for use in cooking, salads, and fish flavors.
3. Etretat Cliffs
Etretat is a seaside town located in Saint Maritime in northern Normandy. These cliffs are easily visible from the shores of Etretat due to the two natural arches created by erosion as well as the famous white rocks. In this area, you can also see the famous 77-meter stone “Agle”.
4. Sautadet – Surreal nature
Sautadet Falls is a collection of waterfalls from the River Chase, located near the village of Roque in southern France. As a natural tourist destination, these waterfalls are a good place for diving, swimming, and walking on the boulders around the waterfall.
5. Dune du Pilat
“Pilates” is a region in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with vast pine forests and a peninsula. The whole complex is located on the largest surface of the dunes in Europe. This dune area is located at the entrance to Arcachon Bay and overlooks Gironde Province. The Pilates region stretches for about 2.74 km from north to south and 500 m from east to west, containing 60 million cubic meters of sand. This sand is a good place for beach sports such as paragliding, flying control planes, and hiking.
Scandola Natural Reserve invites the eyes of every viewer to look at the red granite stones that are 250 million years old. The presence of erosive phenomena on these rocks has created beautiful caves and crevices. Located in the Corsica Regional Park, the sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in France.
7. Pont d’Arc
Visitors who are boating on the Ardeche River are greeted by a natural bridge known as the Arched Bridge; Like a gate that guides tourists to the deep and narrow valleys of Ardeche. This natural bridge is 60 meters wide and 54 meters high. Its carved arch is very attractive and spectacular for tourists who pass under it by rowing boats. This natural attraction is located 5 km from the village of Valon in the south of France.
8. Midi d’Ossau
Midi Peak is easily recognizable due to its special and distinctive shape, as it overlooks the village of Oslo in the Pyrenees Mountains. The peak stands out among the high hills that stretch from west to east.
9. Mont Blanc
The highest peak in the Alps and continental Europe, outside the Caucasus, is the White Mountain or Mont Blanc, which is located at an altitude of 4810 meters above sea level. This area is part of the Alps, known as Garerin, and stretches from the Avesta hills in Italy to France. White Mountain is the most suitable area for mountaineering, hiking, and skiing.
10. Chaîne des Puys
Composed of “monogenic” volcanoes, the volcano covers an area of 40 km, including 48 ash cones, 8 lava domes, and 15 eruption holes. This region is located in the center of France and is about 95,000 to 8400 years old. The highest peak of this complex is called the “Lava” peak.
Saint Chapelle Church – Paris
The Church of Saint-Chapelle, or “Holy Church”, is a Gothic-style building built by Saint-Louis on the Isle of Dilase in central Paris. The construction of St. Chapelle began in 1246, by order of Louis IX, to host the relics of Christ, such as the barbed wire and parts of his cross. (The old French currency) was a small sum compared to 135,000 livres for the purchase of relics of Christ from the Byzantine emperor Baldwin II? These relics are now in the treasury of Notre Dame Cathedral, but St. Chapelle has many other attractions. With two small churches north and south and magnificent Gothic architecture, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France. There are audio guides to visit the church along with stained glass windows and sculptures. Especially since the windows of St. Chapelle depict more than a thousand paintings related to the books of the Old Testament and Christ.
Victory Arch – Paris
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is a 50-meter-high arched building in the center of Charles de Gaulle Square. The building was commissioned in 1806, shortly after Napoleon’s victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, in honor of French soldiers, especially those who had fought in the Napoleonic Wars. It has survived since then. Numerous engravings on the arch include the history of military victories, the names of important soldiers, and images of battles. Another attraction of the Arc de Triomphe is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, which belongs to people who lost their lives in the two world wars. An eternal flame can be seen in the memory of these soldiers next to their tombs.
Throughout its history, Carcassonne has always been an inaccessible city. Even before its walls were built, Carcassonne was twice attacked unsuccessfully in the 13th century during the Hundred Years’ War. One of these attacks did not even reach the stage of execution. Carcassonne was destroyed only once in the nineteenth century due to the exploitation of its mineral resources. Today, you can see many things, such as the 3 km double walls with 52 watchtowers in Carcassonne. Audio guides are available to visit this mysterious fortress, and tourists can also visit Carcassonne Church. Carcassonne was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.