France is one of the most beautiful countries that decorate our dreams. When I say France, most of you already started to think about Paris. Then, let’s starts with Paris, and continue with other beauties of France. (:
The capital city of France is the most popular tourist attraction of the country with its magical streets and impressive museums. Louvre Museum, Musee de la Musiqa, and Petit Palais are just a few of them. On the other hand, if you adore shopping and makeup like, me you should definitely go to Champs-Elysees street. Likewise, you can easily find cosmetic products from Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps. In those streets, you will find plenty of clothes and cosmetics. The best part is all those things that you are going to buy will tax-free. In addition, if you would buy cheese, fruit or alcohol, the best option will be Rue Mouffetard area. Or, if you just want to buy something symbolic, you can buy Eiffel Tower, La Cathedrale Notre-Dame or Sacre Coeur trinkets.
I’m sure you’ll love that Mediterranean city. If you like harbors, Nice-Villefranche will steal your heart. Firstly, you should see all city from the top of the Nice Castle. Don’t forget about St.Nicholas Cathedral. You may check some museums like Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Marc Chagall Museum and Villa Massena Museum. The best areas that you can do shopping are Cours Saleya and Nice Old Town. There are plenty of food, drinks, traditional cheese and traditional soap. Famous Nice Flower Market is also there. Jean Medicine Street is also a nice option for shopping. It’s wrong to forget to talk about Rue Massena & Rue Paradis Avenue. This street is closed to traffic and there are lots of cafes and restaurants to take a breath.
The best thing that you can do in Lyon is eating. Yes, you didn’t hear wrong. Before you fill your stomach, you should see some places. Place des Terreauxma is assuming as the center of Lyon. There are lots of cafes and restaurants around. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a concert in this area. This is just between you and me, the pictures that you are going to taken on the Bartholdi Fountain will be the best profile photo you have ever had. Notre-Dame de Fourviere Basilica must be your next destination. As a hint, do not try to use stairs! Fourviere, Vieux Lyon, Croix-Rousse ile Prequel areas are protected by UNESCO. And, do not come back before you see the Musee Miniature & Cinema. Don’t forget, you can still catch the Lyon Light Festival!
When we say Bordeaux, the first thing we have imagined is wine. Oysters, wine, and Caneles is the best triple you should definitely try. You can find the freshest oysters in this city. I don’ need to talk about wine a lot because you can find it everywhere and even if it’s cheap (not too much) it would be delicious. You should drink white and rose ones, and buy some red ones as the gift. Caneles is a type of dessert. It has a specific shape and its pastry. Tastes like vanilla and rom. As a clue, Caneles Baillardran is a good place to buy it as a gift. Dune du Pilat is one of the most beautiful places in the Bordeaux. It is called as a desert nearby an ocean. Triangle d’Or is the wealthiest place in Bordeaux and shaped as a triangle. The famous Notre Dame Church is in this area. Monument aux Girondins is a pretty impressive fountain and it was built dedicated to French Revolution. Porte Caillou and Grand theatre should be your other destinations.
Marseille is the second biggest city in France. You should start your journey with Vieux Port. It means ‘old harbor’ and one of the most magical and favorite places in Marseille. If you are crazy about fancy clothes, you should definitely check Joliette area. There are chic boutiques and Haussmann types of buildings will greet you. Savon de Marseille is something you should buy. It is a traditional soap and you can easily find it from shops or outdoor benches around the Vieux Port. Another interesting piece is a traditional miniature of Aix En Provance city and it is named Santon. It might be a bit expensive but don’t let sizes make you fool. They are perfect as a memory and as a gift. In spite of them, my favorite one is cockchafer figures. Cockchafer is the symbol of Marseille and Provan’s area. There are plenty of souvenirs shaped by cockchafer and they are beautiful from each other.