Instagrammable places in France.
Often call the Hexagon or the French Republic, France covers around 551 500 km2 of, for the most part, gorgeous landscape and houses a population size of roughly 67,06 million. France is famous for Paris, known as the ‘city of love and home to the spectacular Eiffel Tower. The country is also widely known for its gastronomical delights, fine wine and art.
Let’s jump straight into the most Instragrammable places you can find in France.
Colmar is situated sixty-four kilometres south-southwest of Strasbourg. Also known as ‘little Venice’, Colmar is a very colourful town that is known for its wine. The colours of the town’s mesmerizing buildings and flowers that line its beautiful canals will make a perfect backdrop for your holiday pictures. You can explore the cobblestone alleys and get lost in this fairy-tale village, or take a boat trip down the gorgeous waterway of Little Venice to capture its splendour.
Pro tip: I recommend you visit Colmar during early November when it is quieter and there are fewer tourists.
2. Chateau de Villandy Gardens
The castle of Villandry is a Renaissance architectural landmark nestled in the beautiful Loire Valley. This lovely castle is home to around 9 hectares of some of the most enchanting gardens in the Loire Valley, which are sure to entice you with their delicious scents.
Pro tip: You may want to download the Villandry app before actually getting there to save yourself some time by choosing which spot you want to visit beforehand.
3. Eiffel Tower
The 130-year old Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous sites in France. Nowadays, she is seen as a symbol of love due to the numerous marriage proposals made under the tower each year.
Pro tip: I recommend you book a ticket to be able to skip the ticket lines. I also advise you to go there twice, once in the morning and once at night, so you have a full experience. If you’re able to handle them, take the stairs since the elevator wait times are insane.
4. La Maison rose
La Maison Rose is not only one of the most famous houses on the Butte Montmartre, but it also has a nice background history. Many painters regularly visited this pretty little village house that was the inspiration behind the famous 1900 canvas “La Petite Maison Rose” by Maurice Utrillo to also draw inspiration from the structure and its immediate surroundings.
Since then, the Maison Rose has fascinated Parisians and tourists alike, and the place has become a restaurant and a real Instagram star as thousands of photos are snapped there every day!
Pro tip: I will recommend you visit ‘La Maison rose’ in June. The picture will look its best at either dawn or dusk.
5. Musee D’orsay clock
Have you heard about the ‘Musee D’Orsay clock? If not, let us go for a little culture trip. The museum was initially a train station and hotel. The museum currently displays artworks from the 1800s. On the fifth floor of the tower, you can have a great view of the clock.
Pro tip: I recommend you buy the tickets in advance, since the site is pretty popular and queues can become endless.
6. Arc de Triomphe
Designed by Jean-Francois Chalgrin, the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ construction started in 1806 and was completed in 1836. The arch was built to commemorate the victory of Napoleon I in 1805 and to honour the French armies.
Pro tip: If you want to visit the Arc de Triomphe, I recommend you go around 6:00 p.m so that you can catch the light show. You may visit the inside of the Arc de Triomphe if you want, but note that it is not free.
I think that this is the only village I listed here. While the other six listed elements are specific spots, I had to cite Rousillon. It is known for the beautiful red cliffs. There are various activities available like hiking and mountain biking.
Pro Tip: Visit Rousillon on foot for a full experience.
If you are a fan of beautiful Instagram pics and you are visiting France, I hope you will try these spots I have listed for you. Let us know in the comments whether you have already visited any of them.