France is not only famous for fashion, wine or perfume. The most romantic country in the world also makes us captivated by the peaceful countryside with fairy colors.
Not owning many modern shops, luxury restaurants or art museums, the 10 charming towns below have charming, rustic and original beauty. These are vivid examples of the impressive Renaissance architectural style as well as the everlasting cultural and historical flow and the French people’s dream of conquering new lands.
E nestled on the green Lake Annecy, Annecy is like a jewel of the Alps. 300 km southeast of Paris, this peaceful town is famous for its lovely old houses, lush green canals all year round and pure, fresh plateau atmosphere.
Coming to Annecy, visitors can not ignore the Pont des Amours, where couples hand knitting stroll leisurely and exchange the most passionate kisses. In addition, if you are passionate about learning about culture and history, you must definitely visit the Château d’Annecy castle and museum! This place has many interesting surprises waiting for you to discover.
Located in a high hill of the Languedoc region in southwestern France, Carcassone is one of the typical medieval towns in the country of hexagon. From the majestic castles looking down, the majestic, spectacular landscape here will make you feel like you are becoming the hegemony of the world.
Carcassone used to be on the arterial axis of traffic between the ancient nations of France and Spain. Therefore, past wars have turned the town into a major military base with a series of fortified fortresses. Located on a windy high hill, the citadels built of gray stone are still intact to this day. Despite the harsh flow of time, these buildings still stand silhouetted against a deep blue sky.
The romantic town of Cluny is surrounded by Burgundy, a peaceful, quiet countryside with immense green hills. Not only possessing charming natural scenery, this place is also the cradle of many ancient monasteries. In contrast to the vibrant green of the vineyards, Cluny Monastery stands out by its solid stone wall and numerous sculptures imbued with religious breath.
Benedictine, the second largest monastery in the West of Christendom, is also the great pride of the people here. In addition, the ancient Abbot Jean de Bourbon palace will bring visitors unique cultural and historical experiences. If conditional, you should choose to stay at the hotel Château d’Igé. This magnificent building is tucked away in the famous wine region of Mâconnais, and is cuddled with shady old trees and beautiful rose gardens.