Is it just me, or is anyone else allowing themselves to do a little French travel planning?
I have the feeling that it will be a long time before Australians are able to travel anywhere. Let alone as far as the northern hemisphere. But that isn’t stopping me from having a little think about where we might travel to in France in the future.
I’ve even started a ‘French travel planning’ list. Because I love a good list. (Please don’t laugh – I think it has something to do with me being a project manager.)
My list is interesting because it’s full of French cities and towns that we’ve already visited. If you follow us on Instagram you’ll already know that the list is getting quite lengthy. I’ve been posting photos of our ‘must revisit locations’ for a while now. Some of the towns we’ve visited for only a day – others, we’ve stayed in for a week or longer.
But all of them have enough appeal to make me want to head back.
Today I thought I’d share my top three French destinations that are on my list to revisit.
French Travel Planning – 3 Destinations To Revisit
One – Nice
It took Scotty and I a very long time to get to Nice. I find it gets mixed reviews, depending on the time of year people visit. So we had taken a bit of a ‘take it or leave it’ approach to the entire French Riviera.
That approach, for the record, was a big mistake.
From the moment we set foot outside the airport, we loved Nice. The views, the food and the rambling old town are all reasons to head back. And that’s before I mention all the day trips you can do from there.
We spent a week in Nice and barely scratched the surface – there was still so much left for us to explore.
We are lucky that we can fly into Nice from Melbourne. And we’re thinking that we’d like to put together a little do-it-yourself tour from Nice to Venice when that part of the world opens up again.
Two – Toulouse
This one is Scotty’s choice. We had no idea when we visited Toulouse how much time we’d need. Safe to say that we didn’t allow enough. The city itself is very lovely, with its rosy glow. I’d head back to sit in the majestic square and watch the world go by.
And the surrounding areas are also worth a look. Two other places that we’d return to – Carcassonne and La Livinière – are both within striking distance of Toulouse.
Three – Paris
I thought about naming this post “French Travel Planning – My Top Destinations To Revisit Outside Paris’.
But I couldn’t.
Because if I had the chance to go to Paris tomorrow, I would. We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve travelled to this beautiful city. Yet I still feel like there is more to see and do there.
I also hold some cherished memories from our visits to Paris. Watching the sun rise over the rooftops. Spending special times with dear friends. Exploring places I’d dreamed of for years. So I struggle to think about visiting France without at least spending a little time in Paris.
Are you allowing yourself to indulge in a little French travel planning yet? Which French destination would you return to if you had the chance? I’d love for you to let me know in the comments section below.
And until next time – au revoir.