France: More than Just the Eiffel Tower

I know what you’re thinking. What could possibly be better than the Eiffel Tower in France? Well, for all of you romantics out there, I’m sorry to burst your bubble but there really is a lot more to France than just the Eiffel Tower. Let me prove that to you here. If you’ve ever dreamt of going to France, then these are the places you definitely have to visit:

The Palace of Versailles is a sight to behold that in my opinion way surpasses the sight that is Eiffel Tower. The gardens are immaculate and very vast and romantic you’d think you’ve died and gone to French heaven.

Versailles from the outside
Mont Saint-Michel
The Mont Saint-Michel is like straight out of a fairytale and put into France. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site for something, a somewhat castle edifice surrounding the bay! It’s a place that would command your attention for sure and its hella romantic too!

Mont Saint-Michel at night
To all the nature lovers, Giverny is the perfect place for all of you. It is a small and quiet riverside rural place which gives you the sense of serenity and peace and calm. It’s also a very panoramic view which will relieve all your stress.

No, not the drink – the birthplace of the drink. So to all Champagne enthusiasts, this is your go-to place. They make the best Champagne you’ll ever taste in your entire existence. Promise.

one of the champagne farms in Champagne
The perfect calming place where lavender scents fill the air. You’d see lavender fields left and right, it’ll make your jaw drop. The scent of lavender in the air is hypnotizing and very much apparent that you’d probably just want to lie down and sleep.

But of course, I’m not saying you shouldn’t go to the Eiffel Tower, because you totally should. All I’m saying is that you should check out other places too because there are a lot of drool-worthy places in France aside from the Tower.

I'm Phoebe, a writer who lives in the bustling city of Manila in the Philippines. Apart from staying in this archipelagic country with various interesting beaches, mountains and plains, hey,I still want to travel the world. I was lucky to visit a few Asian countries. I found the (very!) best egg tarts I've ever tasted in Jordan, Kowloon; fell truly in-love with Thailand's serenity and Phuket's seascape; visited Singapore three times and finding out new interesting places each time; and flew at 72 meters above sea level in Sentosa's Zipline. With these few trips, it fueled me to achieve more travels in the next few years. I dreamt to travel farther and wider across the globe, with the promise of setting foot on Paris before I die. I'm not afraid to travel alone. And I'm not afraid to get lost, that is part of the journey. I can walk all day and night exploring the city, the culture and relish the different delicacies. With travelling, there is much languages to learn, cultures to understand, people to know, and I am ready for that. These all shows the risk-taker in me. Apart from jumping to different places, I love to work and to write (wherein working and writing does not make any difference to me). I take opportunities as they come, with the fear that it will never come again. With that said, I am very eager to take part on each of your journeys and share whatever experiences and knowledge I have to help each of you (our readers) have a trip that you cannot forget. Cheers!