France is a truly beautiful country. Whether it’s for its food or its landscapes, there are many reasons why you should put “Visit France” on your bucket list. Here are some of them that may interest you:

It has wonderful villages

While some would prefer to visit big cities like Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux or Grenoble, I’d highly recommend you to visit small (or bigger) villages in addition to the most famous cities in France. For example,  Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is a village that I love, it was made famous by the “Cirque du Fer à Cheval” but it also includes other attractions such as the Cascade du Rouget waterfall, named “Queen of the Alps”.

It has the best pastries in the world

Croissants, macarons, éclairs, mille-feuilles, Paris-Brest… France is known for its great and colorful pastries. They are so good you know for sure you will have to go on a diet once you will be back home!


The Arts are a part of French culture

A lot of museums are open for visits in many cities in France. Perhaps one of the most famous is the Louvre Museum as it is the world’s second most visited museum after the Palace Museum in China, receiving more than 9.26 million visitors in 2014 and exhibiting 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century. Other famous museums include The Musée Fabre in Montpellier, the Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière or the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseille.  

Many other beautiful things to see!

In case you were not already convinced, France has many different kinds of landscapes and you can only be filled with the magic of it. Whether it’s in Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, the changing landscapes have their own particular charm and if you visit France once, you are going to want to visit it again!

So if you are now ready to study in France, tell us about your study abroad project on HigherEdMe.

-Emilie, Community Manager

I start my study abroad project to france now!