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Diverse landscapes of French tourism that you might not know

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When we talk about travelling to France, what tourist attractions you have in mind? The Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe or the Louvre Museum? These buildings are doubtlessly the most iconic ones out of all French landmarks. But, on the other hand, do you know these French landscapes we have researched for you? Let us bring you on a tour of the hidden marbles of France by discovering canals, countrysides, gardens, vineyards of the country, and more. 


Crossing unspoiled nature, the Nivernais canal in Burgundy is a haven of peace, inviting to disconnect and lazily drift downstream through beautiful countryside. We recommend exploring the waterway by boat or taking a beautiful river bike path. During your visit, you can cross through Sardy Valley and the exceptional 26 locks in a row, known as the "Sardy Lock Staircase". Also, you will meet the passionate lock keepers who are always keen to share their profession and the secrets of the canal.

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Camargue is a region of France located south of Arles. It is famous for its white horses and is home to an astonishing range of wildlife, including semi-wild bulls and hundreds of species of birds. We recommend horseback riding at sunset or visit other part of the historic city of Arles! A little fun fact, the famous painter Vincent van Gogh was in Arles in February 1888. Where he leased 4 rooms in the famous Yellow House and executed about 300 paintings and drawings. So if you are interested, the van Gogh walking tour will be perfect for you.
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According to France's tourism development agency, Atout France, France remained the top destination amongst other European countries for international tourists, even during the pandemic. The country's diverse natural climates and geographical attributes are acknowledged for this victorious position. Explore more attractions and cultural facts that Alliance Francaise discovered for you!

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You can find gardens such as Le Jardin Ephémère, Le Potager des Princes and Barques des hortillonnages and many more in Hauts-de-France, the northernmost region of France. The beautiful gardens were created by artists and landscapers from countries that fought in the First World War near the main remembrance sites. The landscaping project was born to reaffirm the message of peace. There are over 200 leafy treasures in the area, including 30 that have received the prestigious 'Remarkable Gardens of France' label. Each garden has its uniqueness, and visitors can always find the garden to suit themself, giving the same feeling of peace and calm.

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Île d'Ouessant is located at the western end of France and is known for its rugged rocky shores, deceptive sea currents and centuries-old maritime traditions. It is the best place if you are looking to recharge your batteries in unspoilt nature. It’s a must to visit the breathtaking Beaches and Bay, the Museum of Lighthouses and Beacons, or the foot of the Créac'h Lighthouse. This area has countless hidden treasures and can boast remarkable environmental wealth and highly diverse heritage.

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Secular abbeys, churches and cloisters are where the medieval imagination floats. You can easily find many charming medieval centres around Place Plumereau, in the city of Tours. Also, we would highly recommend spending a day in the Provence, the southeastern French of Bouches-du-Rhône and Vaucluse, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence... You will find the most beautiful lavender fields at Sénanque Abbey. It cultivates one of the most famous aromatic plants in Provence.

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Discover the vineyards and join a wine tour of France! From Alsace to Provence to Bordeaux and Burgundy, you  can find some well-known wine-producing wine routes with exceptional landscapes along the way. Vineyard located just minutes from the beach and the village as well, so you can take advantage of it to taste of local products, village festivals, castles and cellars... 

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Dear travel enthusiasts, what is your favourite French tourist destination? 

We hope you like our recommendations! Despite the gradual ease of travel restrictions, travelling to France and French-speaking countries still seems a bit daunting to many. Therefore, the AF team has curated a series of workshops on different French cultural topics while learning the French language in a fun and interactive way so that you could immerse yourself in French culture without having to leave Hong Kong!

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Discover the marbles of French tourism with Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong. Check out AFHK's French language courses, and join our French cultural workshops to explore the diverse landscapes of France and be inspired by mother nature's creations in France with us.

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