April 18, 2011
What is Your Favorite Place in France?
I love posing random questions on Twitter from time to time.
So far I've asked about French cheese, French wine and French food.
Now that I know what my Twitter "friends" love to eat and drink in France, I wanted to know about their favorite places in France.
The Question: What is Your Favorite City, Town or Region of France? And Why?
Some of the responses surprised me and have given me new regions to add to my "must visit one day" list. Paris wasn't mentioned as often as I thought it would be and some of the answers are places I know and love as well.
LYNZINTHESUN Mine. Lagrasse Languedoc, cobbled streets, fab food, river swimming, memories to make me smile :)
cognacproperty The historic town of Cognac...it's lively all year round, terrific restaurants and the beautiful Charente meanders through it.
RamblingEpicure There are so many wonderful cities and villages in France. How could one possibly choose?
RamblingEpicure Paris, Chartres, Annecy, Nice, but I can add lots more!
k_sam I really like the area around Saumur. It's a beautiful region with lots of chateaux, wine, good food & friendly people.
HugoStan TOULOUSE 'cause it's the best town... simply
vivienfrance i know i'm in the minority but i ♥ Pas de Calais - interesting history, gorgeous beaches & not overcrowded, lovely people
vivienfrance full disclosure, my in-laws come from there, so have visited many times, would move there if we had the opportunity
AnnMahNetI love the Luberon- good food grown locally, beautiful fruits/veg, sunshine, lavender, olive oil, lovely people, tangy accent
spacedlaw Anjou. Because of family ties, history and the fact that it is plain gorgeous. Good food and wine too.
emily_troutman definitely not Picardie
emily_troutman well I loved living in La Rochelle but I don't know what the rest of that region is like-I didn't do any traveling while there
Rosie2501 Provence without doubt, all the scenery, amazing villages, lavender fields, the list is endless
ethelvintage63 the Loire Valley. Beautiful scenery, chateaux and the quaint wooden houses.
cutestmidget there is so much of France that I have loved visiting, it's hard to choose just one
cutestmidget But Brittany has a special place in my heart - truly fabulous seafood, crêpes, cider... Beautiful memories- that always helps!
francophoney @ cutestmidget ditto for Brittany (though haven't really seen that much of France to be honest).
fleurishing loire valley...just gorgeous (and where my brother lives)!
caramsfrance Honfleur. I'd move there at the drop of a hat. But there's still a lot of the country I haven't seen.
GinoArmandine Nord Pas-de-Calais
GinoArmandine V. difficult to choose just one region (so many faves!), so I'm supporting the underdog! Look fwd to reading your post.
lezzles Really, really difficult to choose. I love the Basque Country because it's green a rolling, and has a wonderful coastline
burgndyonaplate Cote d'Or: stunning & diverse scenery, amazing wine, delicious regional specialities, medieval architecture, unspoilt villages
LostNCheeseland I absolutely love the area around Cassis and Toulon! Great seafood and love the falaises....
megan64 17 - Royan. The modern architecture, the proximity to the forest and beaches. 64 - Bayonne. The food, the people, the beach.
katethyme I have to choose? #France
FrenchTwistDC Paris ;-) otherwise, the Loire, its wine (sancerre, Pouilly...), cheese (crotin de Chavignol) castles, cathedrals, history...
sophonisba My vote is for St. Malo for its crazy tides, cute sailors, and killer seafood!
pigletinfrance lyon. Has everything I need, rich history and was the place that made france home for me.
leahmariebrown Just one? Okay, city: Strasbourg. Region: Brittany.
annamonty Metz :)
feteafete I love Oleron and La Rochelle
196pat Nice is my all time favourite, very cosmo, very individual, love its little satellite towns. Food, sun, sea and lots of fun!
Perfectly_Paris Can Montmartre count as a city of its own :) ?
(I said, yes!)
labelleyamelle côte d'azur :)
kyrstie Paris without doubt. Can't wait to visit again
kasiainparis love the south... ie Saint Rafael and Luberon region
pariskarin re: fave place in Fr -- Paris is great and all, but I truly like my friend's home in Antibes (Côte d'Azur). It's lovely there.
AeneasTraveler Narbonne. Don't ask why...
247vanbeusekom Chartres, where spiritual roads come together !
cruisincal All of it, but most of our time is spent in #Provence mostly because we have many friends there.
JoySearles Love Aix-en-Provence!
winosandfoodies Paris for me.
FrenchMagazine My heart belongs to Nice - Ellie, Ed Asst
ecinparis Vendée! Lovely people, great beaches, some good but less popular wine, gâche (yummy brioche), and huîtres :-)
louloufrance I will always love Cassis. And Paris, of course!
What about you? What is your favorite city, town, or region of France?