The 10 Most Instagrammable Places in France

Instagrammable Places in France
Guest Post by Marie Nieves

France is a land of numerous hidden gems often overlooked in favour of the most popular mainstream attractions. However, these less-known yet enticing regions and places in France will truly inspire you and your Insta followers.


1.    Provins

A photo of the charming medieval village of Provins will take you and your followers back in time. Provins is a UNESCO Heritage Site that leaves its visitors simply amazed with its massive fortifications. For a truly mystical experience and a stunning photo, you can sign up for a tour of the underground caverns or visit the village during the Medieval Christmas Market in December to soak in its festive atmosphere.

#tourcesar #provins #france

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2.    Colmar

Located in the Alsace region, the colourful town of Colmar is known as the wine capital of the area. You can capture the colours of the town’s mesmerising houses and flowers that line its enchanting canals. You can just wander the cobbled streets and get lost in this fairy-tale town or take a picture of its beauty from a boat ride along the picturesque canal Little Venice.


3.    Biarritz

Biarritz features one of the most beautiful coastlines in France and was once a popular holiday destination of European royalty in the 19th century. A photo of the Rocher de la Vierge, a landmark rock formation, will capture the dramatic view of the rocks against the deep blue colours of the ocean.


4.    Château de Villandry Gardens

Nestled in the stunning Loire Valley, the castle of Villandry represents an architectural monument from the period of Renaissance. This beautiful castle features some of the most mesmerising gardens in the Loire Valley that are bound to seduce you with their sweet aromas.

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5.    Corsica

Although Corsica is primarily known as the birthplace of Napoleon, this stunning island deserves your attention and a spot on your Instagram profile for other reasons. Corsica is a Mediterranean island that features mesmerising azure waters and pristine beaches against the surrounding hills that form a lovely contrast.

Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers ☮️ #throwback #corse #quoteoftheday

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6.    Beaune

As the wine capital of the Burgundy region, Beaune is a true haven for wine lovers. Whether you take a snap of its magical wine cellars or its famous Hospice de Beaune (Hotel Dieu), a former hospital from the 15th century, you’re bound to capture its medieval beauty. While there, don’t miss the opportunity to savour some of the finest wine in France.

Belles côtes d'or 🍁🍇

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7.    Lyon

Paris often unfairly overshadows the enchanting city of Lyon, but it certainly doesn’t lack style, superb cuisine or stunning architecture. Lyon is an inevitable stop on the most popular small group tours around France, leaving its visitors delighted with its cuisine lyonnaise and enchanted with its beauty. You can take a photo of this city’s beautiful panorama from Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica. The view of Lyon’s red rooftops against its vibrant greenery and blue-greenish flows of the Rhône and the Saône rivers will simply embellish your Insta profile.


8.    Roussillon

Roussillon is a small village nestled in the middle of an enchanting scenic landscape in the Luberon region. Surrounded by one of the world’s biggest ochre deposits, Roussillon’s colourful palette can be eternalised by a single click. Red-yellowish ochre deposits stand perfectly against the lush green vegetation and the clear blue sky of the region. You can walk on the Ochre trail and take beautiful photos of the surrounding natural wonders.


9.    Val d’Isère

The village of Val d’Isère will help you discover the magical snowy side of France. Located in the French Alps, this charming village is one of the most popular skiing resorts in France. There’s no better place to take a photo of snow-covered peaks against the blue sky as far as the eye can see.

If you fall, you die 💀⛰😉 w/@cocoremont

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10. Guérande

Guérande is an enticing medieval village in the Pays de la Loire surrounded by the salt marshes, its most famous landmark. The village has an authentic atmosphere owing to its long history and ancient heritage. You can sign up for the tour of the village and take an Insta-worthy photo of its surrounding beauties.


Your explorations of these French destinations will be truly awe-inspiring, so make sure to take enough photos and share them with your Insta followers.


About the Writer

Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. She spends most of her free time at home walking her Labrador Retriever named Max. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.


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Which of these French destinations have you visited? What other places in France would you suggest travellers go to? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.


2 Comment

  1. My France bucket list just got longer. I haven’t heard of some of these places and have only been to Colmar. That city definitely fit in this list. Beautiful photos.

    1. Marie S. Nieves says: Reply

      Thank you, Mary! I’m so glad that you like it!

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