France is one of the most visited countries in the world. However, while millions and millions of travelers are piled up in their most touristic and recognizable spots, there are other places much less famous but also worth knowing. We want to discover secret places in France that will surprise you with its beauty.
In the list of places secrets of France We show you a little of everything, in order to satisfy all tastes and the most demanding appetites. Because although these places sometimes do not appear in the guides, the truth is that they are jewels that deserve to be discovered by the most restless travelers, like you. You dare?
1. Secret places of France: playa d'En-VauCalanque d'En Vau - PaulSchliebs / Flickr.com
Perhaps this is the most hidden beach in France, and that is in a very tourist region, between the great city of Marseille and the wonderful coastal town of Cassis. A secret corner to take a dip in the Mediterranean between the famous cliffs of the Calanques.
2. Bréhat IslandBréhat Island - Eric / Flcikr.com
We change the sea and go to the Atlantic, to the region of Brittany. There are many places to visit and among them is lovely Bréhat Island. Here time seems to have stopped. From the continent it is a small boat trip to the island, but it transports you to another time.
3. LocronanLocronan - alainlm / Flickr.com
Without leaving Brittany, but now in the interior area, we arrive at the granite village of Locronan. In France, when visiting some localities we find posters that announce that we enter one of the most beautiful villages in France. In this case it is very true, because this town seems like a true story.
4. Chemin de la MâtureChemin de la Mâture - Pakito / Flickr.com
In the French Pyrenees there are countless paths that run through these mountains, but few are as peculiar as the Chemin de la Mâture, near the town of Etsaut and the Spanish border. An open road in the rock in the seventeenth century to transport wood there. Awesome!
5. Cascades of SautadetCascada Sautadet - charron.serge / Flickr.com
Provencal landscapes always have a special charm, but there are hidden places that almost only the locals know that keep much of the essence of this territory. That happens with the waterfalls of Sautadet. Its name is the evolution of "fairy jumping", which already gives an idea of its beauty.
6. Sentier des OcresSentier des Ocres - ras263 / Flickr.com
We propose you another hiking route, now near the city of Rousillon. There is the Sentier des Ocres. And again his name gives us clues about what awaits us, since here we are going to see the biggest natural palette of ocher tones that one can imagine, all of them due to the most attractive clay soil.
7. AlbiAlbi - Natashilo
This city in southern France is a waste of history and art. To some it will sound like the headquarters of the Albigensian heresy, that is, the center of the Cathar country. Others will already know that Toulouse-Lautrec was born here and that there is an important museum in his memory. And to all who visit Albi, you will be surprised by this beautiful city.
8. Puy de DômePuy de Dôme - Gaelfphoto
In France it is well known that in its central region of Auvergne there are a series of spectacular volcanoes. But outside its borders, this jewel is not as well known. However, we recommend a getaway there. Especially to see the most famous volcano of all: the Puy de Dôme, whose crater is spectacular, as well as the path to reach its contemplation.
9. BalazucBalazuc - Gabriel De Siam / Flickr.com
Y we will end up in the Alps of France, a mountain range very exploited tourist, but still holds somewhat hidden places and secrets that mass tourism has not yet reached. That happens in the town of Balazuc located on the banks of the Ardeche River, where by the way you can take a bath of the most refreshing if you arrive there in summer.
We can't think of a better farewell for this trip That has discovered us some really wonderful secret places in France.
Main picture: verrier.claude / Flickr.com