Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Three Awe-Inspiring Hidden Gems for Sightseeing in France

An engineering assistant at the Markosky Engineering Group, Inc., in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, Eva Jeanne Markosky travels extensively in her spare time, both domestically and internationally. Having visited France on three occasions, Eva Jeanne Markosky has enjoyed the country’s rich culture and gorgeous scenery. While Paris is the most visited city on Earth, here are three lesser-known cities for sightseers on France. 

1. Dinan. Sitting in the northwest region of France known as Brittany, Dinan is one of the last walled towns in the country, and sits along the Rance River. A culturally unique town, it is home to residents who keep the Breton language. Visitors also can enjoy a collection of medieval buildings dating back to the 13th century.

2. Aix-en-Provence. Located close to the Mediterranean in the south, this small village has favorable weather for visitors year round. Many universities and libraries dot the landscape, and the village’s educational roots can be traced to 1409. It is also called the “City of a Thousand Fountains,” with the most famous cascades constructed in the 18th century. 

3. Cassis. Recently called the best-kept secret of the south of France, this tiny fishing village on the Mediterranean was once a port for the Roman Empire. Today, it is known for having a slow pace, impressive cliff views, fabulous white wine, and almost no crowds at all.