France is one of the main destinations for Spanish tourists. And it is one of the closest, in addition to having many points of interest to visit and explore, so it is usual to travel to the neighboring country on more than one occasion. Beyond Paris and the most well-known and popular tourist spots such as the Louvre Museum or the Eiffel Tower and even its own capital Paris, there are other places of great beauty and in which every year events that well deserve are held. a trip. Here we tell you some places and what you can do in them. And it is that, whether you have already been to France before or if it is your first visit, they are very good options to consider.
Normandy is one of the most beautiful areas in France, thanks to its truly impressive coasts , as well as its characteristic beaches and ports. A must-see in this area is Mont Saint Michel , surrounded by water and where its old streets draw attention, keeping all the appeal of yesteryear.
Other points of interest are located in the city . For example, among the possible options, there are the historical footprints of Caen and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Le Havre , which is very famous for its post-war architecture.
You can also walk the streets of Rouen , which take you back to the Middle Ages , and enjoy one of the great events in this area of France: the Granville Carnival , which is listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco and which is celebrated from 21 to February 25. There are four days in which the floats take to the streets between satires and costumes.
Near the Mont Saint-Michel area, you will find Rennes, which is full of religious buildings , culminating in St. Peter’s Cathedral, which is also the only example of a Roman basilica in Brittany.
In this city, which is very modern and where there is a lot of university life, the so-called Transat en ville is celebrated. During the months of July and August, there is a free festival with concerts, animations, night visits in the open air … In addition, in November, it hosts another of the key events. It is the turn of the Youank Festival in which you can learn about Breton culture and dances .
Continuing with Brittany, the tour takes us to the city of Nantes, which is known, among many other things, for having Jules Verne born there. Today it is still a very cultural capital, hosting important events such as Le Voyage à Nantes , which takes place from July 4 to August 30.
It is a cultural event -in its broadest sense-, which allows you to discover poetry , artists , designers, architects … who exhibit their works and know-how in ephemeral installations in the middle of the street .
Another alternative for touring France is the Loire Valley. This year is a special destination because it celebrates the 20th anniversary of its declaration as a World Heritage Site .
It is an area that is characterized by a very varied heritage wealth that is present in its different towns, which give off culture and environment . A highly recommended visit is the Château de Chenonceau, where Catherine de Medici lived. In addition, on summer nights, the gardens are illuminated to the rhythm of music and various alternatives such as themed dinners are offered.
The proposals in the Loire Valley also go through Le Goût l’art, l’art du goût , which takes place at the Château du Riveau from April 1 to November 30. On this occasion, the events will revolve around gastronomy , which is combined with the presence of artists who explore the art of nature .
In addition, at the beginning of September – on the 5th and 6th, the 22nd edition of the Tomato Festival is celebrated. Precisely, this year, Spain appears as a guest country. A key event for lovers of this vegetable and to discover the more than 700 varieties that exist through different activities .
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