A crossing since the era of the ancient Romans, Brittany’s lively capital of Rennes perches at the junction of highways connecting major northwestern French cities. It is a colorful city, known for its trademark half-timbered architecture and large university student population their unofficial motto is faire la fete (create a party). It is a small town, with a small stature but with a bustling local scene. It is also full or art and history, perfect for anyone to wander and explore. Moreover, it is famed for its university and cultural dynamism, Rennes unites the heart and head and is ideal for a leisurely stroll through its cheerful and surprising streets. Majestic façades, concert halls, trendy restaurants and designer boutiques all captivate the visitor.
With peaceful country roads winding through vine-striped hills and rugged stretches of coastal shoreline, the Atlantic Coast of France is a remarkably uncrowded region of beautiful natural surprises. It is largely made up of long sandy beaches; coastal towns and villages, such as La Rochelle, Saint-Emilion, and Royan, all much more laid-back but with just as culture to enjoy. This is the coast to go to slow the pace down and enjoy the finer things in life that unite the people in this region.
France has so many charming towns, villages, cities and hamlets that are totally unique from one another and worthy of any travel bucket list. These villages offer the best of French culture and heritage and beyond the most popular tourist sites. Many of these villages only have a population of a few hundred, offering visitors a more intimate and authentic experience of France.
France is not just Paris, but fortified towns with elaborate chateaus and castles; Roman ruins and religious monasteries; verdant vineyards and sunflower fields; magnificent mountains and the warm Riviera sunshine and so much more. With its beautiful winding country lanes, it’s not hard to understand why taking a France road trip tops so many bucket lists around the world.