Favorite French Cities Outside of France

I like Paris, but if you ask me, I think it’s a bit overrated. The lights, architecture, culture, etc. they’re all great, but the city is just full of too many tourists. When I was living in Lyon, I had some chances to explore other cities in France, besides Paris. If you want to check out some pictures from my weekend in Paris here.

Keychain: $0.25, Making a dream a reality in Paris: priceless.
Keychain: $0.25, Making a dream a reality in Paris: priceless.

 

Some of my other favorite cities in France are: Lyon, Annecy and Beaune.

Lyon is the 3rd largest city in France and probably one of my favorite cities in the world. It is full of lights, beautiful architecture, historical scenery and overall nice people. There’s not a lot of tourists and it has a very youthful culture.

Reasons to go: see all the beautiful touristy places, without the tourists.

Me and Colombia in front of Hotel Dieu
Me and Colombia in front of Hotel Dieu
Ancient Amphitheater of Fourviere
Ancient Amphitheater of Fourviere
La Croix-Rousse
La Croix-Rousse

 

Annecy is a boarder city between France and Geneva, Switzerland. It is a little city situated by the beautiful mountain and lake. It’s a true European charm. It’s definitely touristy, but mostly to the Europeans.

Reasons to go: walking around the lake to take really beautiful pictures.

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Beaune is a wine-making town. It’s small, but really nice if you want to go somewhere where there will be almost no tourists. You can visit the different wineries for wine-tasting.

Reasons to go: you like wine or want to learn about it

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Unfortunately, my list is a bit short. My time in Europe was spent mostly in Lyon or outside of France. I hope that one day, I can fill this list with more cities outside of Paris.

xoxo,
Jinny~