The hot summer is coming, and it’s time for holiday. But if you don't feel like going abroad, why not spend your vacation in the most exotic French destinations below? (no jet lag!)

 

The Camargue

The saline of Aigues-Mortes offers an astonishing landscape on an entirely pink lake which brings you directly to Bolivia. The Camargue is also known for its wildlife, especially pink flamingos.

Places to visit in the Camargue: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Arles, Aigues-Mortes ...

 

The Glénan archipelago

The Glénan archipelago rivals the paradise islands such as Seychelles. This little corner of paradise is located in Brittany, where there are 7 islands bordered by transparent water and white sand, easy to make you disoriented without having crossed the globe.

Must-see places in Brittany: The Chemin des Douaniers, the site of Carnac, the pink granite coast ...

 

Les Gorges du Verdon

The Gorges du Verdon seduce with the color of its turquoise water and its immense cliffs. When kayaking, you will feel that you are joining an expedition to the Philippines, and to El Nido. Sainte-Croix lake is not far away, do not forget to stop there. Its beauty makes it unmissable.

Good places nearby: The Valensole plateau and its lavender fields, Moustier Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages in France ...

 

The Orgues d’Ille-sur-Têt

The Orgues d’Ille-sur-Têt located in the Pyrenees Orientales is entirely natural, these rocks are also called "fairy chimneys". The grandiosity of the place transports us to Turkey in the region of Cappadocia.

 

Other places to discover in the Eastern Pyrenees: Collioure, the fortress of Salses, an excursion on the yellow train ...

 

The cliffs of Etretat

Close to the sea, the air of Normandy just smells like that in Ireland. The cliffs of Etretat are so impressive and appreciated by the painters and French people. The calming atmosphere between sea and cliffs is breathtaking, ideal for everyone to come and relax.

Do not miss them in Normandy: the Mont Saint Michel, the D-Day landing beaches, the village of Giverny ...

 

The Poitevin marsh

Rarely known by French, the Poitevin marsh is actually a magnet for wildlife, both flora and fauna. Boat trips remind us of Louisiana, but with no alligators. This place extended between the Vendée, Charentes Maritimes and Deux-Sèvres, is also called La Venise verte.

Other recommendations: The island of Ré, La Rochelle ...

 

The dune of Pilat

At the heart of the Arcachon basin dotted with amazing sandbank, the Pilat dune stands approximate 106 meters tall. It’s the tallest sand dune in Europe. Doesn't it remind you of the Sahara?

Other places to go in Gironde: Bordeaux, the Cordouan lighthouse, the Landes de Gascogne regional natural park, Saint Emilion ...

 

The ochre trails of Roussillon and Rustrel

 

The Provencal Colorado brings us directly into Western American decorations thanks to these impressive ochre mountains.

Other recommendations in the Luberon: the Mont Ventoux, the Abbey of Sénanque…

 

The meander of Queuille

Hidden in the Auvergne landscapes, Sioule is a river with fantastic panoramas including Queuille meander that would carry us almost in the Amazon.

Other places to go in Auvergne: The Chaîne des Puys, Vulcania, The Buddhist Temple of Biolet, the Valley of Saints (Colorado Auvergne) ...

 

Corsica

There are so many landscapes with paradisiac scenery in Corsica, which often makes people hesitate to choose where to go first. But don’t worry, here is a short list for you, of beaches and places that would take you into Guadeloupe: The Agriates desert, the Lavezzi islands, the Restonica Valley, the Bay of Santa Giulia, the Sanguinaires Islands, the creeks of Piana, and many others ...