Bloggers Guide to France

pretavoyager-bloggersguidetofrance3July 14th (Bastille Day) not only marks the 7th year of this blog, but it also is a signal to the French mentality to start going on holiday for the next month or so. Awhile back I put together a post called Bloggers Guide to Paris. It was a big hit, so I thought it was high time to expand to France, as many of these places make great day trips too. This post is just a start, but is a good reminder of all the diversity in this country, and all the places I have yet to visit. Even better is that it explores each place through the eyes of that blogger. There are still a bunch of places I’ve visited in France which I haven’t had a chance to blog yet, but hopefully this post will be just the motivation I need. If you’ve come across any other posts that I missed (I’m sure there are loads), please add them to the comments so we can all enjoy!

I decided not to necessarily stick to the official regions of France, but grouped all the posts by general regions or major cities (alphabetized), and the areas emerged after compiling the posts. What I love most is that it’s like an unofficial blogger’s guide to French tourism!

Click for the complete post after the jump!

ALSACE-LORRAINE
Official tourism: Tourisme Alsace, Tourisme Lorraine
Alcase on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut
A Fairy Tale Town: Colmar, France – Meg Gagnard, De Quelle Planète es-tu?
Tour de France: Alsace–Lorraine
– Susan Hutchinson of Fleurishing on Prêt à Voyager
Tour de France: Verdun – Breanna of Le Fabuleux Destin de Breanna on Prêt à Voyager

AUVERGNE
Official tourism: Auvergne Tourism
Auvergne on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut

BASQUE COUNTRY
Official tourism: Tourisme 64 Pays Basque, Terre et Côte Basques, Basque Country, Tourisme Basque
Southwest France on France Revisited
– Gary Lee Kraut
5 Things to Love about Basque Country – Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
San Sebastien – Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
Mini Guide to Marseilles – Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
La Maison Pernoise –  Judith de Graaff, Joelix
A Few Days in Burgundy –  Judith de Graaff, Joelix
Nice and the Côte d’Azur – David Lebovitz
Flamingo Fever (Camargue region) –  Judith de Graaff, Joelix
Domaine dy Rayol – Judith de Graaff, Joelix

BORDEAUX
Official tourism: Bordeaux Tourisme
City Guide: Bordeaux – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Postcards from Sud Ouest – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur

BOURGOGNE (BURGUNDY)
Official tourism: Bourgogne Tourisme
Burgundy on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut
My favorite Aire-de-Jugy – Judith de Graaff, Joelix

BRETAGNE (BRITTANY)
Official tourism: Tourisme Bretagne + Brittany Tourism (en) + Bretagne
Brittany on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut
Into the Sea, You, and Me: Ile Tudy – Meg Gagnard, De Quelle Planète es-tu?
Bretagne part 1, part 2, part 3 – Danielle Alvarez, Danielle Abroad

CHAMPANGE
Official tourism: Tourisme en Champagne: la Marne, Tourisme Champagne Ardenne, Reims Tourisme
Champagne on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut
Road Trip: Sleeping at a Champagne House – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Road Trip: Art at Reims – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
High Five: Day Trip to Reims – Prêt à Voyager
A Day in the Land of Bubbly (Epernay) – Meg Gagnard, De Quelle Planète es-tu?
Champagne: Reims and Veuve Cliquot – David Lebovitz
In and Around Chablis – David Lebovitz

CÔTE D’AZUR (FRENCH RIVIERA)
Official tourism: Nice, Côte d’Azur Tourisme, Ville de Nice, Côte d’Azur Tourisme, Office de Tourisme de Saint-Tropez, Ville de Saint Tropez
The Riviera on France Revisited
A Mini Guide to Marseille – Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
Flamingo Fever: Camargue – Judith de Graaff, Joelix
Nice: Hotel Negresco, 100 Years of Negresco Style – Prêt à Voyager
Nice: Eat Soca – Prêt à Voyager

LA CORSE (CORSICA)
Official tourism: Visit Corisca, Toute la Corse
Corsica: ile de beauté – Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
Adventures in Corsica part 1, 2, 3 – Kasia Dietz, Love in the City of Lights

DORDOGNE
Official tourism: Perigord Tourisme Dordogne
Canoeing on the Dordogne – Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
Marqueyssac Gardens – Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
La Maisonnette du Coteau (+more) – Stephanie, Stephmodo
Vintage French Amusement Park – Stephanie, Stephmodo

JURA
Official tourism: Jura Tourism, Jura Tourisme, Jura Lacs
Tasting Jura: part 1 – Danielle Alvarez, Danielle Abroad
Tasting Jura: part 2 – Danielle Alvarez, Danielle Abroad

LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILON
Official tourism: Destination Sud de France, Je Decouvre Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc Visite
Tour de France: Languedoc-Roussillon – Jennifer, Chez Loulou on Prêt à Voyager
Back Home from the South of France –  Judith de Graaff, Joelix
Fall Colors in Roussilon – Judith de Graaff, Joelix
Montpellier, France – Prêt à Voyager

LYON
Official tourism: Only Lyon
Oh, Lyon – Meg Gagnard
Oh Joy in Lyon – Joy Cho, Oh Joy!
My Favorite: Aire de Jugy –  Judith de Graaff, Joelix

NORMANDIE (NORMANDY)
Official tourism: Normandie Tourisme
Normandy on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut
The Elephantile Cliffs of Etretat – Lilian Lau
Exploring Etretat – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
“Short and Easy” Day Trip Mont Saint Michel – Lilian Lau
Road Trip: Mont Saint Michel – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Deauville, France – Meg Gagnard, De Quelle Planète es-tu?
Les Souvenirs de Normandie – Meg Gagnard, De Quelle Planète es-tu?
A Weekend in Normandie – Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
Road Trip: La Java Café, Saint Malo – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Un Dimanche à Saint Malo: Houses of Sillon – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Lille, aux Moules, and a Sink – David Lebovitz
Honfleur – Jennifer, Chez Loulou
OliveUS Painting in Honfleur – Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
The Dream of Honfleur – Kasia Dietz, Love in the City of Lights
Road Trip: Deauville – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Delicious Normandy Tours – Jennifer, Chez Loulou
Tour de France: Normandy with Design Mom – Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom on Prêt à Voyager
D-Day Beaches, Pointe du Hoc – Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
Mont St. Michel – Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
Exploring Normandy chateaus – Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
Lost in Normandy – Kasia Dietz, Love in the City of Lights

PROVENCE
Official tourism: Visit Provence, Aix-en-Provence Tourism
Provence on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut
La Maison Pernoise –  Judith de Graaff, Joelix
Aix-en-Provence – Kasia Dietz, Love in the City of Lights

PICARDIE (PICARDY)
Official tourism: Picardie Tourisme, Oise Tourisme, Framboisez-Vous
Picardy & The North on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut
Day Trip from Paris: Amiens – Lilian Lau
A Whipped Weekend (Chantilly), Prix de Diane, Chantilly –  Judith de Graaff, Joelix
Un Dimanche à Longchamp – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Oise Region –  Judith de Graaff, Joelix
Weekend à la Campagne + Chantilly – Prêt à Voyager

RHONE & ALPS
Rhone & Alps Valleys on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut

TOULOUSE
Official tourism: Toulouse Tourisme
Cheating on Paris [Toulouse]
– Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
Tour de France: Toulouse – Denise Laborde of Creative Juice on Prêt à Voyager

VAL DE LOIRE (LOIRE VALLEY)
Official tourism: Val de Loire Tourisme, Val de Loire: Patrimoine Mondial
Loire Valley on France Revisited – Gary Lee Kraut
A Weekend in the Loire Valley – Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
Chateaux de la Loire au Printemps – Meg Gagnard, De Quelle Planète es-tu?
Road Trip: Chenonceau – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
How to visit the Loire Valley in a Day – Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
Open House Chateau du Petit Thouars – Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
A Weekend in the Loire – Kasia Dietz, Love in the City of Lights
Loire by Bike – Kasia Dietz, Love in the City of Lights


PARIS REGION
Official tourism: Paris.fr, Que Faire Paris, Paris Info, Centre des Monuments Nationaux
Day trip from Paris: Monet’s Giverny – Lilian Lau
Monet’s Gardens at Giverny – Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
Day trip from Paris: Chartres – Lilian Lau
The easiest day trip from Paris: Chartres – Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
The Magic of Vaux-le-Vicomte – Lindsey Tramuta, Lost in Cheeseland
Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte – Danielle Alvarez, Danielle Abroad
Un Dimanche à Saint Germain en Laye – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Living la Rêve in Saint Germain en Laye – Danielle Abroad
Un Dimanche à Paris: Bois de Boulogne – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Parisian Day Trip: Maisons Laffitte – Danielle Alvarez, Danielle Abroad
Un Lundi à Versailles – Lauren Lou Bate, Folies du Bonheur
Museum of Air & Space – Judith de Graaff, Joelix
French Weekend – David Lebovitz
Tour de France: Saint Germain-en-Laye – Julie of Famille Summerbelle on Prêt à Voyager
Pantin – Prêt à Voyager

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