Sanary-sur-Mer

On the Côte d'Azur, Sanary-sur-Mer has all the charm of the South of France. The quiet fishing town of Sanary is ignored by Cannes and Saint-Tropez's mass tourism. 

Briançon

In Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Gondor has an ideal European counterpart: Briançon. The highest city in France, it is a town-fort surrounded by the Alps.  

Biarritz

Biarritz is a stunning town located on France's Atlantic coast. The beaches here are long and sandy. Exceptional hotels 

Cognac

Martell, Hennessy, and Remy Martin? Originally distilled from grapes, Cognac is a French spirit. Geographic origin laws restrict the production of the drink 

Lourdes

Lourdes stands out from other Pyrenean towns because of its medieval fortress. The Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. 

Saint-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is a must-see for wine lovers. The centuries-old wine-making traditions of this city are protected by UNESCO. 

Provins

Provins seems to be on vacation. Parisians love the medieval gem. With cobbled streets, it's a charming French town in Île-de-France. 

Le Grau-du-Roi

His hedonistic pursuits led him to many small towns across France. He describes Grau-du-Roi as the honeymoon location in The Garden of Eden. 

Étretat

Experience cinema at Étretat. A small Normandy town adorned with awe-inspiring white cliffs (known as Les Falaises) 

Menton

Menton's multicolored houses offer stunning views of the Mediterranean. The city is a microcosm of French and Italian cultures.