Where in France

My first trip to France was in 2007 and lasted nearly a year. I spent the summer in Montpellier, and later moved to Paris completing two semesters of college courses before leaving in 2008. It wasn’t until 2010 that I found my chance to move back to France, this time to Lorgues where I learned the difference between visiting and living in one of those tiny Provançal villages. Finally, in August of 2011 I returned to Paris where I continue to live today.

Below is a list of the areas and cities I’ve visited since I first arrived in France.

Road Trip France (8 Weeks, 8 Regions)

Where I’ve Lived

Where I’ve Been

Around Paris

  • Giverny
  • Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Fontainebleau
  • Versailles
  • Chartres
  • St Denis
  • La Défense
  • Chantilly

Champagne

  • Provins
  • Reims

Normandy

  • Caen
  • D Day Beaches
  • An itty bitty village along one of the D Day Beaches
  • Bayeux
  • Avranches
  • Pontorson
  • Mont St. Michel

Brittany

  • St. Malo

Alsace and Lorraine

  • Strasbourg
  • Villages along the Alsace Wine Route
  • Colmar
  • Nancy

The Loire Valley

Cities, Towns and Villages

The Châteaux

  • Chenonceau
  • Chambord
  • Le Lude
  • Blois
  • Amboise
  • Chaumont sur Loire
  • Villandry
  • Azay-le-Rideau
  • Chinon
  • Montsoreau
  • Château de Saché

Charente-Maritime

  • La Rochelle
  • Rochefort
  • Île de Ré
  • Île d’Oléron
  • Fouras
  • St Laurent de la Prée
  • Languedoc-Roussillon

    • Montpellier
    • St Guilhem le Désert
    • Pont du Gard

    Provence

  • Avignon
  • Arles
  • Aix en Provence
  • Le Tholonet
  • Marseille
  • Toulon
  • St Tropez
  • St Raphaël
  • Fréjus
  • Ste Maxime
  • Lac de Ste Croix
  • Gorges du Verdon
  • Castellane
  • Val d’Allos
  • Côte d’Azur

    • Monaco
    • Grasse
    • Biot
    • Menton
    • Garavan
    • Nice
    • Antibes
    • Cannes
    • Ile St Honorat
    • Èze

    Where I Still Hope to Travel in France (the very very very Short List)

    • Lyon
    • Toulouse
    • The Medieval Chateaux in Dordogne and Quercy
    • The regions of Burgundy and more of Champagne
    • Lascaux Cave Paintings
    • Deeper exploration of most of the areas I’ve already been

    Other Countries I’ve Traveled To

    • England
    • Austria
    • Portugal
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Czech Republic
    • Albania
    • Switzerland
    • Japan

    The Very Very Very Short List of Other Countries I Hope to Visit

    • Australia (Melbourne)
    • Russia (St Petersburg)
    • Greece
    • Germany (Berlin)
    • Re-visit Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto)